Microsoft has announced that .Net 7 is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. This release features a bunch of enhancements as well as new features. Let's dive in!
The performance and functionality of Microsoft products have been improving consistently over the years, and .Net has had a major role in achieving this. And .Net 7 is in place to help build further upon this premise.
As highlighted in Microsoft's Developer blog:
.NET 7 brings your apps increased performance and new features for C# 11/F# 7, .NET MAUI, ASP.NET Core/Blazor, Web APIs, WinForms, WPF, and more. With .NET 7, you can also easily containerize your .NET 7 projects, set up CI/CD workflows in GitHub actions, and achieve cloud-native observability.
Some of the key features to look out for when upgrading to .Net 7 is that it comes with native support for ARM64, enhanced .NET support on Linux, One BCL, and New TFMs. .Net 7's release can be attributed to the over 28,000 contributions made by over 8900 contributors via the development cycle.
If you are on .Net 6, you still have a bit of time to make use it, since it is set to reach the end of support on November 12, 2024. Last year, it also got performance enhancements, among them, Collections and LINQ, and Blazor WASM. And more recently, it is now easier for developers to use .Net 6 in Ubuntu as it can now be installed using one command.
You can read more about .NET 7 in Microsoft's blog post, which delves deeper into details about the release. Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.