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  • Microsoft to End Support for .NET Core 3.1 in December 2022

    The long-term-support (LTS) version 3.1 of Microsoft .NET Core Framework is slated to go out of support on December 13th, 2022. Microsoft recommends upgrading .NET Core 3.1 applications to .NET 6.0 to stay supported for the future, while the developers have mixed feelings about the .NET support policy.

  • .NET Framework January 2022 Cumulative Update Preview

    Last month, Microsoft released the .NET Framework January 2022 Cumulative Update Preview, part of the company's promise to support .NET Framework. The update targets .NET Framework versions 3.5 and 4.8 and focuses on the Common Language Runtime and Windows Presentation Foundation. The preview release aims to increase reliability and quality of the .NET Framework features for Windows OS.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of May 17th, 2021

    .NET News Roundup: Giraffe 5.0, Azure SDK, updates to the .NET Framework, Microsoft.Data.SqlClient, Uno Platform, and AvaloniaUI.

  • CoreWCF Reached Its First GA Release

    CoreWCF is a port of Windows Communication Framework (WCF) to .NET Core. The goal of this project is to enable existing WCF projects to move to .NET Core. After 21 months of public development, CoreWCF has reached its first GA release.

  • .NET 6 LINQ Improvements

    Continuing our series on the over 100 API changes in .NET 6, we look at extensions to the LINQ library.

  • Microsoft Concludes the .NET Framework API Porting Project

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the conclusion of the .NET Framework API porting project for .NET Core 3.0. That means the official development team won't port any other APIs from the .NET Framework to .NET Core 3.0. Microsoft also stated their intention to open-source more of the .NET Framework code, allowing the creation of community-driven porting projects in the future.

  • .NET Framework 4.8 Available on Windows Update, WSUS, MU Catalog

    Earlier this month Microsoft announced that .NET Framework 4.8 is available on Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and Microsoft Update (MU) Catalog. The new release includes quality and reliability fixes in multiple product areas, including ASP.NET, Windows Forms, and WPF. All fixes were based on feedback received since the .NET Framework 4.8 initial release.

  • An Early Look at .NET 4.8

    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.

  • Build 2018: .NET Overview & Roadmap

    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.

  • .NET Core 3 Will Add Windows Desktop App Support

    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.

  • Highlights for the Upcoming .NET Framework 4.7.2

    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.

  • .NET Standard 2.0 Has Been Finalized

    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.

  • .NET Framework 4.7 Now Generally Available

    .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.

  • .NET Framework 4.7 Improves WPF and WinForms

    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.

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 Delivers WPF and Security Improvements

    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.