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  • Microsoft Releases .NET 9 Preview 6

    Last week Microsoft released the sixth preview of .NET 9 framework, introducing several updates across the .NET Runtime, SDK, libraries, C#, and frameworks such as ASP.NET Core, Blazor, and .NET MAUI. As stated, the release aims to enhance performance, improve developer experience, and expand functionality.

  • .NET Upgrade Assistant: Project Features Upgrade and .NET MAUI Improvements

    Microsoft has announced an updated version of the .NET Upgrade Assistant in Visual Studio. The new release brings on a series of enhancements designed to simplify the migration process for .NET MAUI. Notably, developers can now also upgrade project features without needing to change the existing .NET version.

  • Avalonia Reaches v11 GA Release

    Beginning this month, the Avalonia team announced the release of version 11.0 of their framework, bringing significant changes and new features. These changes include features like automated testing capabilities, improved accessibility support, the introduction of Input Method Editor (IME) support for text input, and advanced text rendering and layout options.

  • New AWS .NET Distributed Cache Provider for DynamoDB in Preview

    Recently AWS announced the preview release of the AWS .NET Distributed Cache Provider for DynamoDB. This library enables Amazon DynamoDB to be used as the storage for ASP.NET Core’s distributed cache framework.

  • .NET Community Toolkit 8.2.1: New Code Fixers, Diagnostics and QoL Improvements

    Microsoft has published the latest version of its .NET Community Toolkit, version 8.2.1, with several new enhancements and features. According to the release, this new version brings quality-of-life improvements across all libraries, performance optimizations to the MVVM Toolkit source generators, new code fixers and improved diagnostics.

  • Microsoft Previews .NET Framework Custom Code for Azure Logic Apps Standard

    Microsoft recently introduced .NET Framework Custom Code for Logic Apps Standard in public preview, allowing developers to call compiled .NET Framework code from a built-in action in their workflow.

  • .NET Upgrade Assistant: CLI Tool Synced with Visual Studio Extension Engine

    A new and updated version of the Upgrade Assistant CLI tool. The latest release ensures that the CLI tool now includes all the new features which are already available in the Visual Studio Extension. The latest release now offers developers a choice between Visual Studio and CLI experiences, allowing them to take advantage of the latest features and improvements offered by the .NET upgrade tool.

  • .NET Community Toolkit 8.2: MVVM Toolkit Attributes, Performance Enhancements, and More

    Microsoft has released the latest version of its .NET Community Toolkit, version 8.2, and it comes with several new enhancements and features. According to the release, this new version brings performance enhancements both at runtime and in the MVVM Toolkit source generators, new code fixers aimed at boosting productivity, and a number of user-requested features.

  • Visual Studio Extensibility SDK Preview 3: New Features for Building Productivity Extensions

    Visual Studio Extensibility Preview 3 adds the Debugger Visualizers to simplify the debugging experience, Custom Dialogs to create tailored user interfaces, Query the Project System to access and interact with the project system, Editor Margin Extensions to add custom components to the margin of the code editor, and Extension Configuration options to give users more control over their extensions.

  • .NET Upgrade Assistant Extension for Visual Studio Now Available

    The .NET Upgrade Assistant is a Microsoft tool that helps developers upgrade their .NET Framework apps to .NET 5 or later by analyzing code and dependencies, generating a report of issues, and providing code fixes. A new available extension makes it possible to update any .NET application to the most recent .NET version within Visual Studio.

  • Microsoft Quietly Updates .NET Language Strategy

    On February 6th 2023, Kathleen Dollard, principal program manager on .NET team at Microsoft, posted an update of the .NET language strategy. The new document is a continuation of the same ideas from the previous one, written in 2017, where C# and F# are the evolving languages and VB.NET is a niche language.

  • .NET Community Toolkit 8.1 Released

    Recently Microsoft released .NET Community Toolkit 8.1. This new release contains performance improvements to the MVVW Toolkit source generators. There are also new features such as custom attributes for ObservableProperty, MVVM Toolkit analyzers, IObservable<T> messenger extensions and support for .NET 7 and C# 11.

  • What's New in .NET Community Toolkit v8.1.0 Preview 1

    Microsoft’s .NET Community Toolkit’s latest version, v.8.1.0, recently reached its first preview release. The release brings several new features and improvements to the toolkit: improvements to the MVVM source generator performance and the addition of custom attributes support for the ObservableProperty attribute. It also brings additional IMessenger extensions and .NET 7 and C# 11 support.

  • Azure Functions v4 Now Support .NET Framework 4.8 with Isolated Execution

    Microsoft announced on September 26th that Azure Functions runtime v4 will support running .NET Framework 4.8 functions in an isolated process, allowing the developers to move their legacy .NET functions to the latest runtime. The isolated process execution decouples the function code from the Azure Functions’ host runtime.

  • 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.

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