• Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.1 RC – The .NET Fundamentals Team announce the release candidate release of the .NET Framework 4.6.1, with over 150 bugfixes, and improvements across the framework.
  • Visual Studio Update 1 RC – John Montgomery announces the release candidate of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 which adds a number of nice improvements to the IDE across the range of supported languages
  • Vorlon.js 0.1.0 is out ! – Etienne-Margraff announces the release of Vorlon.js 0.1.0, a significant milestone in the project with over 120 issues fixed and a lot of work poured into it.


  • Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC Available – Eric shares the Visual C++ take on the Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 Release Candidate release, giving a summary of the new and improved features
  • Profile Your CPU in the Debugger in Visual Studio 2015 – Nikhil Joglekar shares details of the updated CPU Usage tool in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1, showing how it can be used, and what it means, as well as requesting feedback
  • Set up a smoking Git shell on Windows – Phil Hack discusses the GitHub Desktop (formerly GitHub for Windows) as a way of getting a really well set up shell based Git Installation on Windows.
  • The Stack Overflow Tag Engine – Part 3 – Matt Warren continues his series of posts looking at the possible implementation of a Stack Overflow like tag engine wih a look at implementing complex boolean queries
  • Leveraging the Power of Asynchrony in ASP.NET – ‘brijmishra’ discusses the role of Asynchrony in ASP.NET taking a look at how async behaviours play in the ASP.NET Request Pipeline
  • Why You Shouldn’t Style React Components With JavaScript – James K Nelson takes a look at the thorny issue of how to style the output of components in React, looking at the conventional wisdom, and the newly popular approach of using inline styles directly in the components, looking at the disadvantages of this approach as well as debunking some CSS myths
  • Early View of C# 7 with Mads Torgersen – Pierre-Luc Maheu summarises Seth Juarez’s interview of Mads Torgersen discussing the proposals for the C#7 language specification
  • Mysteriously stubborn IIS 401.2 Errors – Rick Strahl shares some of the problems that he encountered in setting up ASP.NET 5 beta 8 with issues broken Visual Studio packages and corrupt IIS configurations – well worth reading so you have an idea what you should do if you ever encounter similar.
  • How To Deliver a Great Technical Presentation – James Montemagno shares a nice writeup of things to consider when delivering and writing a technical presentation.