.NET Framework 4.7.1 EA released

Early Access of popular Microsoft framework is available now with new features nad improvements 
22 August 2017   2112

Microsoft team is happy to announce the new early access version of .NET Framework. New version 4.72. is currently feature-complete and in the testing phase. Note that it is not ready for production and is not supported. This is reported by the Microsoft blog.

What's new?

This pre-release build of .NET Framework 4.7.1 have these features:

  • .NET Framework support for .NET Standard 2.0.
  • Enhancements in the Visual Tree for WPF applications.
  • Accessibility improvements in keyboard navigation, narration, high contrast and focus control areas.
  • Support for the more secure SHA256 hashing algorithm.
  • Performance and reliability improvements.

Please note! The .NET Framework 4.7.1 will replace any existing .NET Framework 4 and later installation on your machine. This means all .NET Framework 4 and later applications on your machine will run on the .NET Framework early access builds upon installation. That’s great for testing, but a potential problem for production workloads (at this stage in the release).

Installation

Small step-by-step guide:

  • Go to the .NET Framework Early Access site
  • Review, accept the pre-release license terms and download the current build.
  • Provide your feedback by reporting an issue at the .NET Framework Early Access GitHub repository.

New release is available at:

  • Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

It also installs on the following server platforms:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Get more info about changes at release notes

.NET Core July Update Relased

In this month' update, Microsoft focused on security issues solving
11 July 2018   103

Microsoft has posted an open version of the .NET Core update. It covers .NET Core 1.0.12, .NET Core 1.1.9, .NET Core 2.0.9, and .NET Core 2.1.2.

Key changes in .NET Core

Microsoft focused on solving security problems. Fixed some vulnerabilities in ASP.NET Core. Fixed a bug when interrupting an incorrect request, allowing an attacker to implement a denial-of-service attack. In addition, the company has compiled a guide for developers, in whose products this vulnerability is present.

Fixed an error that allowed to produce an infinite number of authorization attempts. Vulnerability made the product unstable to brute force. Now the application will count the number of authentication attempts.

In ASP.NET Core, a bug in the processing of certificates has been fixed, which made it possible to present data with an expired term on demand.

Download is available at Microsoft website.

NET Core 2.1 came out in late May 2018, and Microsoft regularly updates this platform.