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.NET News and Blogs

Razor Improvements – Feedback Wanted

In recent releases of Visual Studio 2017,

IL Linker — Help us build the best experience!

We are currently working on the IL Linker and would love to get your feedback.

NuKeeper for automated NuGet Package Reference Updates on Build Servers

Last week I looked at "dotnet outdated," a super useful .

.NET Framework 4.7.2 is available on Windows Update, WSUS and MU Catalog

Today, we are happy to announce the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 is available on Windows Update,

.NET Core July 2018 Update

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core July 2018 Update. This update includes .NET Core 1.0.12, .NET Core 1.1.9, .

Announcing ML.NET 0.3

Two months ago, at //Build 2018, we released ML.NET 0.1, a cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .

System.IO.Pipelines: High performance IO in .NET

System.IO.Pipelines is a new library that is designed to make it easier to do high performance IO in .NET.

Events and Meetups

ONETUG - Orlando .NET User Group

6:00 - 6:15 Welcome & announcements6:15 - 7:30 Presentation7:30 Prizes and closing7:

Gwinnett Georgia Microsoft Users Group

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud application platform that makes it easier to build, test,

Canberra .NET User Group

Canberra .NET User Group: ​Solving first world problems with .

Columbus App Dev User Group

• What we'll do Matt Eland speaks on 'Accelerating App Dev with 3rd Party Libraries!'.

Brisbane .NET User Group

Time is Terrible! -- Adrian ClarkSure,

Wrocław .NET User Group

Zapraszamy na plażowe spotkanie Wrocławskiej Grupy .NET.

.NET South East

Please arrive between 6:00pm and 6:25pm. Talks will start at 6:30pm.

Central Penn .Net User Group

In this fast paced presentation we will take a look behind the scenes at the basic hacking...

NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group

Claudio will be giving a talk on getting started with Windows IoT.

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