.Net celebrates 20 years with a special webcast today

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This February marks the 20-year anniversary of Visual Studio .NET and the team’s month-long celebration is introducing a webcast on Valentine’s Day.

At 9:00am Pacific Time on February 14, 2022, Scott Hunter, Scott Hanselman and a bevy of special guests will broadcast their stories and journeys through .NET development as well as announcing a host of other celebratory events for the remainder of the month with the community.

During the commemorative event, host and guests will presumably cover both past accomplishments as well as what’s to come for .NET as hinted at in the blog post announcement.

We just released .NET 6 in November 2021 and are full speed ahead building .NET 7. In fact, .NET 7 Preview 1 will release this week. With .NET 6 you now have a unified set of base libraries and SDK, a simplified development experience with investments in C# 10 and minimal APIs, high productivity with hot reload, and a whole lot more. .NET 6 is the fasted adopted version of .NET yet, and we’re seeing very good reception from users. I encourage you to give it a try if you haven’t already.

We’re excited to get the .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) release out the door and in your hands very soon. .NET MAUI will let you build native apps for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android with a single codebase and we are now focusing on quality and bugs so now is the time to try the preview and give us feedback while we can act on it.

For those interested, be sure to visit the .Net home page to watch the special webcast as well as get more details on upcoming events for the community.