Microsoft launches .NET 8 along with ‘cloud-ready stack’ Aspire
Microsoft has made .NET 8 generally available. With this version, the tech giant will offer long-term support (LTS). While many innovations had already been unveiled in preview form, .NET Aspire is a genuinely new addition. With it, Microsoft aims to make developing cloud-native applications more s... Read more
Microsoft to release .NET 8 in November with support through 2026
Microsoft will release .NET 8 on the occasion of .NET Conf 2023 from Nov. 14 to 16. Because it is an LTS version, support will continue for three years.
The themes for .NET 8 include Cloud Native, Blazor Full Stack, .NET MAUI and Intelligent Apps with .NET. The release of this version therefore ... Read more
The end of .NET 4 Framework is closing in
Several versions of .NET 4 Framework will reach end-of-life status on April 26. Internet Explorer awaits the same faith.
Microsoft will no longer support or patch .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6 and 4.6.1 from 26 April 2022 onwards. The change is necessary. Microsoft will adopt digital certificates b... Read more
Microsoft makes Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 generally available
Microsoft moves Visual Studio Code (VSC) 2022 and the final version of .NET from preview to general availability.
With the final arrival of VSC 2022 v17.0, developers gain access to a 64-bit version of the platform for the first time. This 64-bit version should provide more opportunities to util... Read more
Microsoft gives in to community pressure, reverses change to .NET 6
After facing community backlash, Microsoft promises to undo the recent removal of the Hot Reload Functionality from .NET 6.
In short, .NET Hot Reload functionality allowed .NET developers to modify application source code while applications are running, enabling real-time monitoring of source co... Read more
Microsoft releases its second preview of .NET 6
The new release adds MAUI, Apple Silicon but no visual designer for WinUI 3.0
The second preview of Microsoft's .NET 6 release is out this week. This new release adds support for Apple Silicon chips, and includes an implementation of .NET MAUI. This is an evolution of the Xamarin.Forms mobile-ce... Read more
New tool may help you upgrade from .NET Framework to .NET 5
The .NET Upgrade Assistant is unsupported by Microsoft and doesn't even work completely.
Latest news flash from Microsoft's Ignite event this week: the company has previewed a new upgrade assistant to help developers port .NET Framework applications to .NET 5.0. The caveat here, however, is that... Read more