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.NET Core and .NET Standard: What Is the Difference?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017 1

.NET Standard is an API specification that defines what Base Class Libraries must be implemented. .NET Core is a managed framework optimized for building console, cloud, ASP.NET Core, and UWP applications. Each managed implementation (such as Xamarin, .NET Core, or the .NET Framework) must implement their BCL according the .NET Standard.

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Improved Accessibility is the Focus of Latest .NET Framework

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Microsoft has announced the pre-release of .NET Framework 4.7.1, which includes various improvements across the board. Today we will look at the changes made to improve the accessibility of WPF applications.

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Microsoft Introduces Azure Availability Zones, Completes MAREA Transatlantic Connection

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the expansion of High Availability (HA) and resiliency options for customers. The update comes in the form of Azure Availability Zones which increase the availability of certain Azure services within a specific region by providing complete redundancy and isolation of the infrastructure. Azure Availability Zones include a financially-backed SLA of 99.99%.

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RedHat Announces Support for Azure, .Net Core 2.0 and SQL Server 2017

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017 1

Microsoft and RedHat recently announced support for Windows Containers in Red Hat OpenShift. The main scenario this announcement targets is to make Linux and Windows containers work in the same cluster. This enables enterprises with mixed environments to migrate towards a container based infrastructure without needing separate clusters for Windows and Linux.

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String Interpolation in Entity Framework Raises Concerns

by Jonathan Allen Follow 187 Followers on  Sep 18, 2017 1

One of the new features in Entity Framework Core 2 is the ability to automatically convert interpolated strings into parameterized SQL. Though designed to avoid problems with poorly written SQL, it is feared that it may actually lead to more SQL injection attacks.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 17, 2017

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure App Service running on Linux and support for Web App for Containers. When provisioning web apps, developers now have the ability to choose an underlying Operating System of Windows or Linux. They also have the ability to ingest containerized applications from popular container repositories.

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Fable 1.2 Announced along with First FableConf

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 15, 2017

Three months after its first stable release, community-driven F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.2, just in time for FableConf 2017, the first conference dedicated to web development in F# using Fable.

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UWP Community Toolkit Prepares for Windows Fluent Design

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Microsoft continues to prepare for the forthcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and they are upgrading developers tools and resources as part of these preparations. The UWP Community Toolkit (UCT) has been updated to take advantage of Microsoft's new Fluent Design Language that will eventually become the new user interface for Windows 10.

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Microsoft Explores Manual Memory Management in .NET with Snowflake

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 01, 2017

A number of researchers from Microsoft Research, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University have forked .NET, adding an API to the runtime to support manual memory management, and published details of their approach and performance improvements obtained in the paper Project Snowflake: Non-blocking Safe Manual Memory Management in .NET.

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Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance Released

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 30, 2017

Four application architecture guides are available from Microsoft's Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams. This guidance covers four areas: Microservices, Docker, Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure, and Enterprise Applications Using Xamarin Forms. Each guidance is contained in an eBook. There are two end-to-end reference applications that the guides use as examples.

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ASP.NET Core 2 Gains Razor Pages

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 29, 2017

ASP.NET Core 2 brings a multitude of new features, including Razor Pages, new templates, and a series of changes intended to make development easier. By combining sensible defaults with detailed configuration options for those seeking more power, ASP.NET Core 2 intends to appeals to projects of all sizes.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Prepares for Windows 10 Fall Update

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 25, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview for Visual Studio 2017 15.4. This release focuses on additions to support the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. UWP apps gain support for .NET Standard 2.0 and a new template makes it easier to bundle both traditional Win32 and UWP apps for distribution.

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.NET Core 2 Brings Visual Basic to Linux and macOS

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

Microsoft has moved closer towards bringing Visual Basic into place as a first-class citizen on the .NET Core platform. As part of the .NET Core 2 release, VB developers can now write code that targets .NET Standard 2.0, increasing the deployment platforms available. Importantly, this means the same executable or library that runs on Windows can work on macOS and Linux.

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Breaking Changes in EF Core 2.0

by Jonathan Allen Follow 187 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

EF Core brings with it many breaking changes, including rendering all of the database providers for EF Core 1.0/1.1 unusable in EF Core 2.0.

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C# 8.0 Previewed

by Jonathan Allen Follow 187 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017 4

In a Channel 9 video, Mads Torgersen has demonstrated the first four features for C# 8. The features include nullable reference types, async streams, and more.

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