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If you have been living in the Microsoft .NET ecosystem as long as we have, you eagerly wait for the second Tuesday of each month for Microsoft’s monthly scheduled update release that covers nearly all of their products and services. Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” is almost a monthly holiday event. The Patch Tuesday release on February 11, 2020, was bigger than usual and held a few surprises. Here is an overview.
Is .NET 3.1 Secure? The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer is that — just like with any development framework — .NET Core is as safe as the development best practices and maintenance deployed to create the code and keep it updated. Here is our overview along with additional references and links to keep your sites and applications safe.
We are about to start a new decade, and that suggests a time for reflection. 2019 was a big year for the Big 3 of global public clouds — Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The entire market has shifted and 2020 might be a tipping point. Join us on a journey into the heart of the global public cloud business and let's take a look into the future together.
If you are an IT leader, this is the time of the year where you do some of your most important work. It’s when you evaluate the current year and set your budgets, goals, and priorities for the new year. That list will include all of the normal stuff from staffing to developing new products, services, and features. But there are important projects and tasks that EVERY CIO, CTO, and IT Leader should have on their to-do list in 2020.
You want your production releases to go live on a stable, fully-supported platform. And if you are in active development, you need to know the risks and prepare for updates and changes on pre-release versions and also on versions that may not have Long-Term Support (LTS). In this post, we decode the Microsoft release cycle numbering schema for the .NET Core framework.
The iterative and innovated development of the .NET Core Framework continues and continues to impress everyone. And while a lot of the tech media is focused on new features and functionality, we can’t help but rave about even more performance coming from a development platform that is already super-fast and just keeps getting faster.