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.NET Framework May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Preview of Quality Rollup.

Using LazyCache for clean and simple .NET Core in-memory caching

I'm continuing to use .NET Core 2.1 to power my Podcast Site,

Announcing .NET Core 2.1 RC 1 Go Live AND .NET Core 3.0 Futures

I just got back from the Microsoft BUILD Conference where Scott Hunter and I announced both .NET Core 2.

.NET Core May 2018 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core May 2018 Update. This update includes .NET Core 2.1.200 SDK and ASP.NET Core 2.0.8.

.NET Framework May 2018 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2018 Security and Quality Rollup.

F# language and tools update for Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

We’re excited to share updates about changes to F# and F# tools which shipped with the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.

Introducing ML.NET: Cross-platform, Proven and Open Source Machine Learning Framework

Today at //Build 2018, we are excited to announce the preview of ML.NET, a cross-platform,

Events and Meetups

Chicago Azure Cloud Users Group

Join our Wednesday Webinar Series on May 16th 2018 at 1.00 pm - 1.30 pm CSTTopic :

Triangle .NET User Group

Learn about testing advancements in ASP.NET Core.

NYC .NET Developers

OVERVIEWJoin us this month as Alex Shkabarnya does a deep dive on .NET Standard.

Louisville .NET Meetup Group

• What we'll do We will meet on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at Modis' offices at 101 Bullitt Lane.

Ottawa IT Community

4:30 to 5:00pm Networking and Pizza5:00 PM:

Metro Toronto .NET User Group

Title: Smart Contract Blockchain Development using .NET, C# and Visual StudioAbstract:

Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild

• What to bring - A Laptop - Your favorite language.

New York ALT.NET Software Development Group

TopicTBDThis meeting will be held at the Microsoft offices as usual.

New York City F# User Group

I'm very happy to announce that one of our own members, Brian Mitchell,

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