We had 2 great sessions lined for the July monthly meeting. First was mine which talked about “What’s new in .NET Framework 4.5“. Second session was about “Introduction to SignalR” by Ruchira Gamage.
I started session explaining the journey of both .NET Framework and Visual Studio. After that I talked about the release pattern and “nugget” involvement. After that I touched following topics giving attendees directions to explore more:
- Visual Studio Version Interop
- Core Framework Changes
- New BCL Classes, Methods
- Portable Class Libraries (PCL)
- Target 32-bit or 64-bit
- Improvements to start up
- Networking improvements
- Garbage Collection
- Reflection redesigned
- .NET for Windows Store Apps
- Parallel Programming
Session was a very high-level discussion about what’s new in .NET Framework 4.5 and more details can be found in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171868.aspx
Once again, it was very nice to see a room full crowd.