.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

10/26/2020, Azure DevOps Podcast
Joining Jeffrey in this episode is a longtime friend of his, Tony Champion! Tony is a software architect with over 20 years of experience, developing with Microsoft technologies. As the president...
10/25/2020, MS Tech Community
Introduction   This article is the third installment of a series on SAP BAPI transactions in BizTalk.   In SAP BAPI Transactions Walkthrough, an orchestration receives a number of BAPI...
10/22/2020, MS Tech Community
Double Key Encryption (DKE) is a new feature, which enables customers to protect their most confidential content using a key they control, thereby allowing them to comply with regulatory...
10/21/2020, MS Tech Community
Azure Service Fabric 7.2 is now available! We're excited to announce that 7.2 release of the Service Fabric runtime has started rolling out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK...
10/21/2020, MS Tech Community
This week, we are joined by none other than six-time titleholder Ashraf Alam! Originally from Bangladesh, Ashraf recently relocated to the United Kingdom to begin work as Principal Engineer and...
10/19/2020, GitHub Changelog
Code navigation for C# repositories
10/19/2020, Azure DevOps Podcast
Joining the podcast today is Rod Paddock, 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...
10/16/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
Happy Friday! I’ve been on vacation this week, but I found some enjoyable reading thanks to you wonderful folks. Some CI/CD with containers and a few tips and tricks posts will carry you through...
10/15/2020, Hanselminutes
Why can't I control a Virtual Desktop of my PC from my VR headset? Guy Godin asked this question...and made the answer. Is VR Desktop VR's killer app? Scott talks to Guy about how he did...
10/12/2020, Azure DevOps Podcast
This week, Jeffrey is excited to be joined by a longtime friend of his, Stefan Schackow! Stefan is a program manager on the Azure App Services team who has worked on the web app cloud offering...
10/9/2020, The Xamarin Podcast
This month James and Matt talk about all of the new releases that are out and ready for you to code with in October! There's a new iOS. There has to be a new XCode then too. What would another...
In today’s ‘solocast,’ Jeffrey is taking a look at the virtual Microsoft Ignite 2020 conference that was held on September 22nd-24th.   At last year’s conference, Jeffrey was fortunate enough to...
9/29/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers! Today’s post was contributed by Nventive, the publishers of the Uno Platform. In previous blog posts, the Surface Duo team demonstrated how you can build...
This podcast episode is sponsored by — a platform that radically simplifies end-to-end network automation through open-source, intent-based orchestration. Automate Ansible, Terraform,...
9/25/2020, MS Dev Blogs
ML.NET is an open-source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET developers. It enables integrating machine learning into your .NET apps without requiring you to leave the .NET...
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Developers can now build and publish applications built entirely in .NET with Static Web Apps using Blazor WebAssembly and C# API's.
In this episode, Jeffrey Palermo is joined by Daniel Markham! Daniel is a semioticist logician (otherwise known as a programmer). He likes to help people learn to make better tech. He believes...
9/17/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Are you a .NET Core developer who loves working in Windows and Visual Studio, but needs to test your app in Linux? Are you a cross-platform developer that needs an easy way to test more of your...
9/16/2020, Service Updates
Announcing the release of our newest Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15. This release is directly in response to customer feedback and introduces a new set of features and bug fixes.
9/16/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Today, we are releasing the September 2020 Cumulative Update Preview Updates for .NET Framework. Quality and Reliability This release contains the following quality and reliability...