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State of the .NET Union: .NET 5.0 Preview Release 8

.NET 5.0 Preview Release 8 is LIVE. Not only is Microsoft following an aggressive development schedule for .NET 5.0, but they are achieving their objective — hitting all of the projected milestones with marginal delays. The preview releases that we have been monitoring are demonstrating solid work and attention to detail. Here is what you need to know in the run-up to the most important advancement in code since ... well, since the invention of .NET.
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The Biggest Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020: The Community Weighs In

Microsoft Build is one of the biggest events each year for developers. If you write code for .NET, C#, or any other development platform on the Microsoft stack, then MSBuild is Christmas morning — tons of new toys to open up and start playing with. We asked notable Microsoft Community members what the biggest, coolest, or most important announcements coming out of MSBuild 2020. Here’s what they said.
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Build Secure Applications & Websites Using .NET Core 3.1

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.
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Microsoft Announces End of .NET Framework & .NET Core: Meet .NET 5

We've been talking about this change for three years ... we've predicted it. Now, time is running out. There are BIG changes coming to the world of .NET and .NET Core development and they were just announced at Microsoft's annual Build Event. It will impact every website and application project you built in the last several years and every project you create from now on. Here's a hint: There Can Be Only One. Read more to find out what every business and developer needs to know now.
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The .NET Foundation & Why It Matters

If you’ve been following our articles and work over the last few years, you know that we are big fans of the .NET Core development framework. We think that it is THE business software and website development platform of today and the future. It’s great. But what really stands out is how .NET Core is an expression of the what we call Microsoft 4.0 – a New Golden Age of Microsoft.
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.NET Core 3 Preview Release 1 Arrives from Microsoft

Most of us here have been waiting eagerly for more news about .NET Core 3. We’re like Black Friday shoppers waiting outside BestBuy at dawn – we just KNOW we’re going to get something good. And so we did. Here's a summary of the new crazy tech goodness coming out of our favorite development framework as announced at Microsoft Connect(): 2018.