Understanding Microsoft’s Support Policies for .NET Core

Microsoft’s support for .NET Core 2.0 will end on October 1, 2018. Why? To answer that question, let us explore Microsoft’s .NET Core support policy. Each release of .NET Core is designated as either a “Current” release or a “Long Term Support (LTS)” release. Current Releases A Current release is one that includes new features […]

.NET Conf 2017 Videos

This year’s .NET Conf, a free virtual conference for everyone interested in .NET development, recently took place. The three day event was live streamed on Microsoft’s Channel 9 website, and was co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. There were sessions on a variety of topics, such as .NET, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Entity Framework, WinForms/WPF/UWP, Xamarin, C#, […]

Download Free Microsoft E-books [2017]

Every year, Eric Ligman from Microsoft posts links to free Microsoft e-books that you can download. This year he has posted links to more books than ever before, on a variety of topics such as Azure, Dynamics CRM, .NET, Xamarin, Windows, Office, Power BI, PowerShell, SharePoint, SQL Server, and more. I have found a number […]

Visual Studio 2017 Coming March 7th!

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2017 will be officially released on March 7th, 2017. There will be a two day online launch event that you’ll be able to view at https://launch.visualstudio.com. The event will begin at 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET on March 7th with a keynote featuring Julia Liuson, Brian Harry, Miguel de […]

C# Anonymous Pipes for Interprocess Communication

There are times when you may need to communicate between multiple processes, perhaps to send messages or share data. A recent example that I worked on involved a 64-bit application that needed to use a 32-bit DLL. The 32-bit DLL had to run in a separate process, so interprocess communication (IPC) was needed to allow […]