by Jon Galloway

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.NET Foundation Updates


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.NET Foundation Project News

Orleans 2.0 Release

Orleans 2.0 is out! 2.0 is the first major overhaul of Orleans since the original release in 2015. The four key areas of investment were:

  1. .NET Core compatibility, and hence also ability to run on non-Windows platforms.
  2. Deep refactoring of the APIs to leverage the new capabilities of the platform (configuration, dependency injection, tracing, etc.) and to modernize and align it with the style and direction of .NET Core and ASP.NET APIs.
  3. Revamped extensibility model that enables adding and composing of new types of capabilities without the need to change the framework.
  4. Support for distributed transaction – storage-agnostic scalable ACID operations (beta).

Grab the new release here.

DNN v9.2 Release

DNN v9.2 released. This release brings "Prompt", a CLI for DNN, that originated as an OSS contribution from one of our community members, Kelly Ford. 9.2 also offers performance optimizations, new page management, stabilization, the Azure storage connector, and dependency updates.

While 9.2 has been released the DNN Technology Advisory Group continues meeting weekly planning out the course for migrating DNN to .NET Core.

See the release notes here.

.NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 - How's It Working For You?

The .NET Core team would love your feedback on how .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 is working for you. Now is the time to get them your feedback so it can be included in the .NET Core 2.1 release.

You can report issues or feedback specific to the .NET Core 2.1 Preview release here.  
Read more about .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1 on this release post.

Community Links and News

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Recent Standout Community Posts

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