Microsoft has officially launched .NET 7. The new version introduces various product updates under one umbrella.
.NET 7 brings a range of new features for various development tools and platforms, including C# 11, F# 7, .NET MAUI, ASP.NET Core/Blazor, Web APIs, WinForms and WPF.
In addition, .NET 7 helps developers containerize .NET 7 projects, produce CI/CD workflows in GitHub Actions and leverage standard cloud-based observability.
The new release should improve productivity. Performance improvements speed up several dev tasks. .NET 7 offers updates for .NET MAUI and expanded support for Arm64-based .NET applications. Furthermore, thanks to a partnership with Canonical, .NET is now offered in conjunction with Ubuntu.
In addition, .NET 7 helps developers build cloud-based applications with features like built-in container support for .NET SDK, Microsoft Orleans 7 and observability integrations. Updates for C# 11 and F# 7 simplify the user experience, allowing developers to do more with less code.
Visual Studio 2022 17.4
Microsoft also announced that Visual Studio 2022 17.4 is now generally available. According to the tech giant, .NET 7 in Visual Studio 2022 gives developers access to the best-in-suite productivity tooling.