Here's the February edition of the .NET Foundation newsletter! Every month, we'll give you a quick overview of the .NET Open Source landscape, including top project news, events, community links and more.

This month's newsletter includes:

  • Update on Open Membership and Elections
  • Information on Visual Studio 2019 Local Launch Parties
  • News from .NET Foundation member projects
  • .NET Meetup news

As always, these are available both on our blog and via e-mail: Sign up to get the .NET Foundation Update via e-mail


.NET Foundation Update: Open Membership and Elections

We recently announced that the .NET Foundation is moving to Open Membership and governance, with blog post series to explain:

This month, we've begun accepting our first batch of .NET Foundation Voting Members and onboarding them to our new .NET Foundation Members site. We also clarified that .NET Foundation that the contributor requirement for membership isn't just code, it includes things like speaking and community organizing. If you've been putting off applying, apply today!

Today, we announced the kickoff of our first .NET Foundation elections! Any Voting Member is eligible to campaign for a board seat. The campaign period runs from February 28 - March 21, followed by a one week voting period ending March 28 at 12 PM Pacific time. More information about the elections is available on our election website.

We're going to continue posting more information about membership and board elections on our blog, and you can watch the @dotnetfdn Twitter account for updates as well. If you have any questions about membership, running for the board, or joining as a corporate sponsor, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@dotnetfoundation.org.

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.NET Foundation Project Updates


Windows Template Studio goes 3.0!

Windows Template Studio 3.0 has been released, with lots of great features including:

  • Code now generates as a multi-project solution. This will enable better reuse and separation of code logic. This now will output a UWP project and .NET Core project.
  • Support adding new projects on right click
  • Horizontal Navigation View is replaced the Pivot navigation pattern.
  • Update MVVMLight to use .NET Standard library
  • Bug fixes

DNN-Connect 2019 Announced

DNN-Connect was announced and will be held in Champery Switzerland, June 6-9.

Steeltoe 2.2 RC1

Steeltoe 2.2 RC1, and has been released, and should be generally available mid-March.


Visual Studio 2019 to be released on April 2, 2019


Visual Studio 2019 is almost here! Join us online on April 2 starting at 9 AM Pacific Time for demos and conversations centered around development with Visual Studio 2019, Azure DevOps, and GitHub. Join a local launch event in your city or help organize one for your community.

Learn more and save the date! > https://launch.visualstudio.com

The .NET Foundation helped partner with our local Meetups to host these local events, check out the worldwide reach!


New, Fancy Site for .NET Presentations


We've upgraded our .NET Presentations repo with a pretty new site with an easy to remember URL: https://presentations.dotnetfoundation.org. It also has some new updates, including an all new Blazor workshop (complete with drone delivered pizzas!). Take a look!


Meetups

Our .NET Foundation sponsored .NET Meetup Pro groups continue to grow! Here are some quick stats:

  • 255 Groups (+6)
  • 52 Countries
  • 165K Members (+8K)

We've also started sending newsletters to Meetup organizers, including some links for some free swag for their groups. If your meetup hasn't joined yet, you can right here.


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