.NET is a free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 10/15/2020, Video, 0:01:31
    Ever wonder what .NET is? Phillip Carter shares some insight.
  2. 1/14/2020, Video, 1:15:20
    Join Scott Hunter and Scott Hanselman as they talk about the present and future of .NET. Come see the latest updates in .NET Core 3.1 and how you can be more productive...
  3. 5/8/2018, Video, 0:54:47
    Beth Massi, Mads Torgersen, Scott Hunter, and Richard Campbell sit down at the Channel 9 Live desk to discuss the future of .NET.
  4. 4/24/2018, Video, 0:10:31
    Azure MVP Barry Luijbregts stops by to chat with Scott Hanselman about how .NET developers can easily get started with Azure. They talk about the free e-book: Getting started...
  5. 4/12/2018, Video, 0:39:43
    There has been a lot of talk lately about .NET Standard, both in the community and on Channel 9. But there is also still confusion about it. In this episode, Kathleen Dollard...
  6. 6/5/2020, Sample
    .NET Reference Applications


Learning Paths

Add logic to your applications with C#
Published: 10/30/2019, Length: 2:00:00
Deepen your experience with C# logic and iteration statements, Boolean expressions, and code blocks in this Learning Path.
Take your first steps with C#
Published: 10/30/2019, Length: 3:51:00
Interested in learning a programming language but aren't sure where to start? Start here! Learn the basic syntax and thought processes required to build simple applications using C#.
Build mobile apps with Xamarin.Forms
Published: 5/1/2019, Length: 9:34:00
In this learning path, use C# and Visual Studio with Xamarin.Forms to create a mobile app that includes visual controls to run on Android and iOS.

Learning Modules

Load test Azure web apps by using Azure DevOps
Published: 1/8/2019, Length: 0:54:00
Choose the correct data type in your C# code
Published: 9/5/2019, Length: 0:34:00
Format alphanumeric data for presentation in C#
Published: 5/29/2020, Length: 0:41:00

.NET News

5/22/2022, MS Tech Community
If you want to know how to use it in C#/Java, there are some sample code in this document: Basically, to...
5/22/2022, MS Tech Community
.NET Azure Functions supports the dependency injection (DI) software design pattern to achieve Inversion of Control (IoC) between classes and their dependencies.  The official article explains...
5/20/2022, MS Tech Community
  If you’re not already familiar with Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK), it’s an open-source project led by Microsoft that provides UX building blocks for MR and VR applications. The experiences you...
5/20/2022, MS Tech Community
Improve App Performance with In-Memory Cache and Real-Time Integration Oscar Garcia is a Principal Software Architect who resides in South Florida. He is a Developer Technologies MVP and...
5/19/2022, MS Tech Community
Recently I was involved in troubleshooting a bot case where a call from the bot was failing. We wanted to grab dotnet-traces as that gives us best information from
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
  Microsoft Build 2022 takes place May 24-26, 2022.   Discover the latest news in Azure application development and learn how to take advantage of the latest innovation to build secure,...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
  This article is part of the #30DaysOfSWA blog series. Check out for many more amazing articles about Azure Static Web Apps!   Azure Static Web Apps recently...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
There is a resurgence of interest and renewed priority to transform core enterprise systems. This resurgence is largely driven by rapidly shifting workforce dynamics such as retirement, the...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Welcome to our monthly blog series featuring the latest content updates on Microsoft Learn. Microsoft Build—the conference for developers, engineers, IT professionals, and app creators—is just a...
5/16/2022, MS Tech Community
This month, The MVP Blog is shining a spotlight on some of the MVP community’s developer-focused initiatives around the world.   In this article, we’ll look at how developers in China and Japan...
Rod Paddock is the CTO of Dash Point Software, Inc. and the Editor in Chief of CODE Magazine! In 2001, Rod founded Dash Point Software, Inc. to develop high-quality custom software solutions....
5/16/2022, MS Tech Community
  Details Welcome, Guide, Connect! To celebrate the close of Microsoft Build and Spring exams coming to an end, Reactor London is thrilled to invite students from London and across the...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
One of the most popular scenarios to build a static website is to run a blog site for myself or my organisation. WordPress is the most popular service for this purpose. Now, you want to migrate...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
This month, The MVP Blog is shining a spotlight on some of the MVP community’s developer-focused initiatives around the world.   February saw two of our famous local developer events: Austrian...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
App Installer is a powerful technology which enables to streamline the deployment and update of applications packaged with MSIX. Thanks to App Installer, you can enable features which are...
It’s Spring! Chery trees are in full bloom (at least in my backyard), weather is warming up (in the northern hemisphere) and Build is just around the corner. If you have not done so yet, register...
5/10/2022, MS Tech Community
Announcing Intro to Tech Skills sessions at Microsoft Build 2022!     Once again, our premier developer conference, Microsoft Build, will feature a curated collection of sessions specially...
5/10/2022, MS Tech Community
At Microsoft we’ve long believed enhancing software supply chain security requires industry partnership and sharing of learnings and best practices across the entire ecosystem. We started on that...
Udi Dahan is one of the world’s foremost experts on Service-Oriented Architecture and Domain-Driven Design and is also the creator of NServiceBus; the most popular service bus for .NET. Udi...
5/7/2022, Azure Podcast
Kyle Teegarden, a Senior PM in the DevDiv group, gets us re-acquainted with the Redis offering on Azure and discusses all the latest features including the Enterprise tier. Media...