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  • Update: .NET Standard Adoption

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft released an update on the current adoption of .NET Standard by the community. The .NET Standard is a formal specification of the APIs that are common across the existing .NET implementations for different platforms. It allows a developer to create .NET libraries that can be consumed across the different .NET implementations (thus allowing cross-platform development).

  • Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8

    Earlier this month Microsoft released .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The new release contains bug fixes and enhancements for the ASP.NET Core, CoreFX, and CoreCLR product areas. There are no new features since the framework entered the freezing period in the previous release, and all development efforts are focused on stability and reliability.

  • Microsoft Releases Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 8 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 8

    Earlier this month Microsoft released Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 8 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 8. Following the synchronized release calendar, the new previews were available on the same day as .NET Core 3.0 Preview 8 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 8.

  • .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.

  • Microsoft to Consolidate .NET Repositories on GitHub

    Microsoft has announced they will transform their fine-grained repository structure for .NET Core to consolidate a number of foundational .NET Core repositories, including dotnet/coreclr and dotnet/corefx. Microsoft also plans to further consolidate ASP.NET repositories.

  • Enabling Single Tenant Workloads in the Cloud, Microsoft Introduces Azure Dedicated Host

    In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced Azure Dedicated Hosts, a service that allows organizations to run Linux and Windows virtual machines on single-tenant physical servers. This service was introduced to address customer compliance and regulatory requirements. Organizations can also take advantage of Azure Hybrid Benefits which allows them to leverage existing software investments.

  • Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Security Center for IoT

    Initially introduced in March 2019, Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Security Center for IoT, which enables end-to-end threat protection and security management of IoT environments. The solution helps in identifying threats, insecure settings, and misconfigurations, allowing to mitigate before attackers can take advantage of them.

  • Remote Development with Visual Studio Code

    Recently Microsoft released an extension pack for Visual Studio Code that enables remote development in different scenarios. The Remote Development Extension Pack allows the development against a container, a remote machine, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) while using Visual Studio (VS) Code as a full-featured development environment.

  • Microsoft Releases Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 7 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 7

    Last week Microsoft released Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 7 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 7. The new previews were made available on the same day as .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 7. The release schedule for EF Core is in-sync with the .NET Core release schedule.

  • Microsoft Announces ML.NET 1.2

    Earlier this month Microsoft announced ML.NET 1.2, along with updates on its Model Builder and CLI. ML.NET is an open-source, cross-platform machine learning (ML) framework for the .NET ecosystem.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7

    Last week Microsoft released .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7 for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This release marks the beginning of the freezing period for .NET Core. From this point on, no more new features will be added and the development team will focus on polishing the existing code.

  • Microsoft Announces Public Preview of Azure Data Share

    Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure Data Share, which provides capabilities to share data with users in the own organization, as well as with other organizations. Essentially, Microsoft positions the recently announced service as a big data tool, though it’s also possible to share individual files.

  • Accelerating Cloud Migrations, Microsoft Introduces Azure Migration and Azure Lighthouse Programs

    At the recent Inspire partner conference, Microsoft announced the availability of two programs designed to enable partners to deploy and manage cloud installations. Azure Migration includes prescriptive advice, resources and tools for customers to leverage during their migration. Using Azure Lighthouse, customers can delegate governance and monitoring activities to certified partners.

  • Preview of C# 8.x

    Even though C# 8.0 is still months away, planning has begun for C# 8.x. Some of these features are new, while others were previously considered for C# 8.

  • Bringing Blockchain Developer Tools to the Enterprise, Truffle and Microsoft Announce Partnership

    In a recent blogpost, Microsoft and Truffle announced a partnership to bring blockchain developer tools and experiences to the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. The investments the organizations are making include local blockchain nodes for testing, with test data, smart contract authoring and continuous deployment, debugging and testing.

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