.NET Changes for the ASP.NET MVC Developer

Summary #

Timeline #


Upgrading #

The Case for Upgrading from 4 to 4.6.1 #

Changes are Generally Backwards-Compatible, but not Forward #


.NET 4.6.1 - Nov 30th, 2015 #

This is a minor release, of incremental improvements and cleanup from 4.6 changes. Small impact for ASP.NET MVC Developers.

Announcement #

MSDN Blog

Breaking Changes #

MSDN Docs

No major breaking changes for ASP.NET MVC.

Most Significant Improvements for ASP.NET MVC Developers #

Other Major Improvements #

Complete Change List #

Full GitHub Change List

ASP.NET-Specific Changes on GitHub


.NET 4.6 - Jul 20th, 2015 #

This is a major release, coinciding with the release of Visual Studio 2015, especially focused on performance improvements with the new JIT compiler, the new Roslyn compiler, garbage collection, assembly loader. Streamlining ASP.NET by unifying Web Forms, MVC, Web API.

Announcement #

.NET 4.6 Announcement

ASP.NET 4.6, ASP.NET 5 Announcement

Breaking Changes #

MSDN Docs

Most Significant Improvements for ASP.NET MVC Developers #

Helpful bug fixes #

Other Major Improvements #

Complete Change List #

Full GitHub Change List

ASP.NET-Specific Changes on GitHub


.NET 4.5.2 - May 5th, 2014 #

Minor Release, on a faster cadence, with profiling, debugging, tracing improvements, and a couple of minor features for ASP.NET.

Announcement #

.NET 4.5.2 Announcement

Breaking Changes #

MSDN Docs

Most Significant Improvements for ASP.NET MVC Developers #

Other Major Improvements #

Complete Change List #

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.NET 4.5.1 - Oct 17th, 2013 #

This is a minor release focused on customer feedback, with a simultaneous release of Visual Studio 2013. The bulk of the improvements were to support new tooling functionality in Visual Studio.

Announcement #

.NET 4.5.1 Announcement

Breaking Changes #

MSDN Docs

Most Significant Improvements for ASP.NET MVC Developers #

Other Major Improvements #

Complete Change List #

MSDN


.NET 4.5 - Aug 15, 2012 #

Major Release, significant contributions across the board on each major area of the .NET Framework: .NET CLR, ASP.NET, WPF, WWF, WCF.

Announcement #

MSDN

Breaking Changes #

MSDN Docs

Most Significant Improvements for ASP.NET MVC Developers #

Other Major Improvements #

Complete Change List #

 
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