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An Early Look at .NET 4.8

by Jonathan Allen Follow 608 Followers on  Jun 15, 2018

While most of the attention is on .NET Core, work continues on the classic .NET Framework. An “early access” preview of .NET 4.8 shows the areas that Microsoft is most concerned about including high DIP, accessibility, and concurrency.

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Build 2018: .NET Overview & Roadmap

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  May 17, 2018

At Microsoft Build 2018, Scott Hunter, director program management, .NET and Scott Hanselman, director community, .NET gave a session on the future of .NET. The thrust of the presentation was that .NET can be the platform for building any kind of application: desktop, web, cloud, mobile, gaming, IoT or AI. Your existing language skills are not wasted and can be used in new areas.

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.NET Core 3 Will Add Windows Desktop App Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  May 08, 2018

During Microsoft's Build developer conference, the company announced that .NET Core 3 will include support for Windows Desktop apps. This means developers can use .NET Core to write Windows platform apps that use WinForms, WPF, or UWP.

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Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 608 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Though most of the attention is on .NET Core, development continues on the original .NET Framework. Microsoft has recently released a preview of .NET Framework 4.7.2 with updates to ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and even Windows Forms.

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.NET Standard 2.0 Has Been Finalized

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 11, 2017

Microsoft has announced the final version of .NET Standard 2.0 which includes over 32k APIs, a 140% increase over .NET Standard 1.6 and 400% compared to .NET Standard 1.0.

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.NET Framework 4.7 Now Generally Available

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  May 05, 2017

.NET Framework 4.7 debuted with the release of Windows 10 Creators Edition, but was not available for prior releases of Windows until now. The general availability of .NET Framework 4.7 provides users of Windows 7-10 with the latest features including support for C#7 and VB 15, bug fixes, and expanded cryptography support.

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.NET Framework 4.7 Improves WPF and WinForms

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Apr 07, 2017

Debuting with Windows 10 Creators Update, .NET Framework 4.7 includes high DPI support to Windows Forms applications and provides touch & stylus support to WPF applications running on Windows 10.

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.NET Framework 4.6.2 Delivers WPF and Security Improvements

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 05, 2016

The latest release of the .NET Framework provides several new features centered around WPF and security- including some long-awaited improvements to ClickOnce deployed applications. Microsoft released a preview of .NET Framework 4.6.2 back in late March and now developers can take advantage of the release’s new features in their own projects.

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Codename One Adds Support for Java Apps to Target the Universal Windows Platform

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 30, 2016 1

Codename One, a popular app development environment that allows Java to be used for a variety of platforms, can now also target the Universal Windows Platform. This will allow Java developers to target any device where Windows 10 is installed- whether phone, table or desktop- and raises the number of targetable platforms to eight.

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.NET 4.6.2 Preview Brings Security and WPF Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 608 Followers on  Apr 05, 2016 2

While most of the attention is on .NET Core, work continues on the original .NET Framework. Recently released as a preview, version 4.6.2 is primarily focused on security and WinForms/WPF related features.

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.NET's Future Includes an Open Sourced Mono

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Apr 01, 2016

At Day 2 of Build, Microsoft's Scott Hunter and Scott Hanselman described the company's plans for a unified .NET library. As part of this plan, Mono has been switch to the MIT open source license.

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Support Ending for the .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5 and 4.5.1 on Tuesday

by Jonathan Allen Follow 608 Followers on  Jan 07, 2016

In less than a week Microsoft will formally end support for versions 4.0, 4.5, and 4.5.1 of the .NET Framework. Users should upgrade to a later version such as the slightly incompatible .NET 4.5.2.

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Raspberry Pi 2 Brings More Power, Memory and Windows Support

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 02, 2015

The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced a new upgrade for the Raspberry Pi, including a quad-core ARM A7 processor and 1G of memory. Additionally, Microsoft have been involved and Windows 10 for devices will be available for free as part of the Widows on Devices programme. Read on for more details.

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Looking at .NET Core on GitHub

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Jan 30, 2015

It has been roughly 2 months since Microsoft started the open source released of the .NET Core libraries. The project has seen tremendous growth, and has provided some details as to how the move to GitHub has boosted development.

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Microsoft Revives WPF Development

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Nov 17, 2014

Oft-maligned and seemingly ignored by Microsoft, the WPF technology has still remained popular with Windows application developers. Microsoft has announced new plans to improve WPF.

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