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Aug 2, 2021

This week, Jeffrey is rejoined by return guest, Scott Hunter! Scott is the Director of Program Management for .NET at Microsoft. 


When Scott first joined Microsoft back in 2007, he was working on the ASP.NET team. As the Director of Program Management of .NET, Scott and his team build .NET Core, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, managed languages (C#/F#/VB), as well as the Web and .NET Tooling for Visual Studio.


The last time Scott was on the podcast, he and Jeffrey spoke about .NET 5. Now, less than a year later, the release of .NET 6 is coming up. In this episode, Scott speaks about the changes that he and his team have been working on developing, what developers should currently be paying attention to in preparation for the release of .NET 6, the biggest changes from .NET 5 to .NET 6 that developers can look forward to, and his insights on .NET MAUI, C# 10.0, .NET Upgrade Assistant, Visual Studio 2022, and more! If you’re a developer awaiting the release of .NET 6 or are currently experimenting with .NET 5, you should be tuning in to today’s conversation!


Topics of Discussion:

[:14] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure, the new podcast Architect Tips, and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:23] About today’s episode with return guest, Scott Hunter!

[1:35] Jeffrey welcomes Scott to the podcast.

[2:14] What developers should be paying attention to as the .NET 6 release approaches?

[5:16] Will .NET Upgrade Assistant be built in to Visual Studio 2022 or is it a side tool?

[6:16] Does .NET Upgrade Assistant function on all of the recent .NET versions?

[6:36] For those with extensive web form applications, does .NET Upgrade Assistant know that you’re on your own or will it convert the rest of the solution and leave the web forms? Scott gives his recommendations for web form customers.

[7:37] Scott shares what one of their big goals are as a team for .NET 6 and his recommendations for customers looking to go from .NET 5 to 6.

[9:05] Scott talks about the tooling experience they’re trying to create with .NET 6 and one of the biggest changes on the tooling side in the .NET 6 space: hot reload.

[15:09] A word from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[15:40] How Scott and his team are working toward making .NET more approachable for all developers.

[20:40] How many of the changes that Scott has talked about will be making the .NET 6 release?

[23:05] Jeffrey and Scott talk .NET MAUI and building mobile apps.

[29:50] Leading up to the .NET Conf, what should developers be paying attention to?

[31:30] Would Scott say that .NET 6 is Microsoft’s biggest release in a while?

[32:58] Jeffrey thanks Scott for joining the show!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Architect Tips — New video podcast!

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

The Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 119: “Scott Hunter on .NET 5”

The Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 24: “Scott Hunter on DevOps Capabilities in Azure”

.NET 6 Preview

.NET Upgrade Assistant

Visual Studio 2022 Preview


C# 9.0

“C# 10.0: Introducing Global Usings”



.NET Conf 2021


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