Microsoft introduces first preview .NET 8
Microsoft has released the first preview of .NET 8. In addition to performance improvements, this application framework version should make it easier for cloud-native developers to build applications. The version should also allow for more cross-platform development with MAUI and Blazor.
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Microsoft adds easy .NET upgrade functionality to Visual Studio
Users can now easily upgrade any .NET application to the latest version of .NET. The upgrade can apply to both .NET Framework and .NET Core web and desktop apps. However, some project types are still under development and will be released in the future.
The updated .NET 6 (Long Term Support vers... Read more
Microsoft issues patches to fix issues with 22H2 Windows 11 update
The optional update fixes several issues that had plagued last November's release.
Windows 11 update KB5022360 is now available for users in the production channel as an optional preview update with notable improvements. This is the first cumulative preview update for version 22H2 in 2023, and M... Read more
Microsoft announces .NET 7 networking improvements
The latest release of .NET 7 brings interesting features and additions to the networking space.
A month after releasing the first version of .NET 7, Microsoft introduced a range of networking upgrades that cover the HTTP transport layer, APIs and security.
The updates reflect Microsoft's be... Read more
Windows Server now automatically updates .NET
Microsoft Windows Server can now automatically update .NET Framework and .NET Core via Microsoft Update (MU).
Since the end of last year, administrators have been able to force updates on their systems. The latest Windows Server update allows automatic scheduling.
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Why Microsoft keeps investing in its seemingly ancient Windows Forms
Microsoft updates Windows Forms. Additions to the .NET framework promise to better enable developers to modernize legacy Forms apps.
Windows Forms is a UI framework in .NET. In a nutshell, Forms allows UIs to be added to code in .NET programming languages (C#, F# and Visual Basic, ed.).
The f... Read more
PeachPie version 1.0.0 lets you run PHP in .NET projects
PeachPie is a platform that allows developers to use PHP as if it was a native .NET language. It has now reached its 1.0.0 release. The platform comes with a compiler, runtime, IDE support, extension libraries, and MSBuild. The team behind it has been working for years to get this version out of th... 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
The release of .NET 5.0 by Microsoft is a significant step towards .NET unification
Microsoft has released .NET 5.0, which is the next significant release in the .NET developer platform. Microsoft promised to unify the different .NET flavours across operating systems, various form factors, and the Web. .NET 5.0 would be key to achieving that promise.
Microsoft announced the gen... Read more
Apache Spark gains .NET support
Microsoft and the .NET Foundation released version 1.0 of .NET for Apache Spark. The package enables developers to use Spark in .NET programming languages such as C# and F#.
To develop the package, a team of people from Azure Data Engineering, the Mobius project and .NET was put together.
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