Pour One Out for .NET Framework 4.6.1

.NET Framework 4.5.1, 4.5.2, and 4.6.1 are reaching "end of support" (scare quotes). Basecamp shoots bazooka into foot, and Microsoft Build is coming up.
☠ .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1 will reach End of Support on April 26, 2022 At least, that's the word right now. Governments around the world are still using Windows XP, so it's not like this is a firm 'end of support'.

🤡 Basecamp lost a third of its employees after a controversional series of blog posts last week A CEO couldn't destroy their company's reputation any faster if they tried. This is truly impressive in the depth and breadth of DHH and Jason Fried's stupidity here.

🎁 The Developers @ Redhat blog has a blog post titled "Some more C# 9" Lots of goodies in here that people who write unsafe code will want to know about.

🔎 .NET Interactive video up for watching Cecil Philip and crew take you through what .NET Interactive is, and how to use it.

📅 .NET Days (produced by Jetbrains) is May 11-12, 2021 No need to attend if you can't -- the videos will be available online after.

📢 Akka.NET 1.4.19 has been released This maintenance release, includes (quote)

 "Akka.NET v1.4.19 is a substantial release that includes a number of critical Akka.Cluster fixes, baseline Akka.NET performance improvements, and entirely new dispatcher that has shown to improve performance when used across all of the major actor groups that run both inside the /user hierarchy and the /system actor hierarchy as well."

🛑 If You haven't updated Windows 10 in the last week, maybe wait a bit longer? Looks like last tuesday's update can cause your system to ... misbehave. Looks like the problem centers around WSL2.

👨‍💻 The "State of .NET" on Survey is done, and the results are... not great 92% of respondents were dudes. That's embarassing.

🌨 Easily build real-time apps with WebSockets and Azure Web PubSub—now in preview Being a cloud provider means having terrible naming

📅 Microsoft's Build (virtual) conference is May 25th-May27th, 2021. I don't see conferences like this going back to in person. The networking is the real value (and the free stuff Microsoft gives away).

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