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Perth Azure User Group

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Wrocław .NET User Group

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Sep 18

.NET South East

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Sep 18

Microsoft DevBoston

Local .NET Conf 2018.NET Conf is a virtual developer conference that starts Sept 12 and goes through Sept 14.

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Announcing .NET Framework 4.8 Early Access build 3646

Today, we are happy to share an Early Access build for the .NET Framework 4.8. This includes an updated .NET 4.


Announcing .NET Framework 4.8 Early Access build 3646

Today, we are happy to share an Early Access build for the .NET Framework 4.8. This includes an updated .NET 4.

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