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The Future Of Deep Learning

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This week Chris and Vidya discuss François Chollet’s new blog post on the future of deep learning!

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Nancy Gaines on Productivity

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Nancy Gaines on Productivity

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Episode 88: Mads Torgersen

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Mads is the Program Manager for the C# Language. He maintains the language specification and runs the language design process for C#. Many years ago Mads was a professor, and also contributed to a language starting with J.





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.NET Framework July 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup

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We released a new Preview of Quality Rollup for the .NET Framework.

Preview of Quality Rollup releases are recommended for businesses that want to use and/or preview quality improvements as soon as they become available. These same quality improvements will typically be included in the following Security and Quality Rollup.

Quality and Reliability

This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements.

CLR

  • Dynamic method compilation may fail due to out of memory if memory for the code is not available near its precode [394998, 394999]
  • Memory leak in AppDomain::m_clsidHashMap growing [431586]
  • EETypeHashTable lookups can deadlock with GC during comparison with unrestored persisted TypeHandles [435005, 435006]

Data

  • Performance improvements in Entity Framework [445511]
  • System.Data.SqlClient: Errors due to undersized prelogin packet data buffer [445492]
  • Handle leak with SqlConnection object [440114, 440116]

Management

  • Reboot method of Win32_OperatingSystem has Privilege not held exception [441902, 441903, 441904]

Windows Forms

  • MdiWindowListItem remove MDI from list after closing cancellation [396476]

WPF

  • Use after free/double free in PenIMC [429048]
  • NullReferenceException thrown from PresentationFramework.dll during SpellCheck operations after SpellCheck.CustomDictionaries.Clear() is called programmatically [432174]
  • Crash caused by HEAP_CORRUPTION_ACTIONABLE_BlockNotBusy_DOUBLE_FREE_c0000374_PenIMC.dll!CPimcTablet::ReleaseCursorInfo [429047]
  • Crash caused by INVALID_POINTER_WRITE_c0000005_PenIMC.dll!CPimcContext::GetPenEventMultiple [429046]

XML

  • Incorrect Validation logic is applied when handling the <xsd:whiteSpace value=”collapse”/> directive in System.Xml [227903, 440921, 440932]

Getting the Update

The Security and Quality Rollup is available via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services and Microsoft Update Catalog.

This release will only be offered on Windows Update on machines that have either .NET Framework 4.7 or the  May 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup installed. You can still acquire the updates for a broader set of machines from the Microsoft Update Catalog. This set of changes will be made available on Windows Update to the broader set of Windows versions in August 2017.

Docker Images

Docker images have not been updated for this release.

Downloading KBs from Microsoft Update Catalog

You can download patches from the table below. See .NET Framework Monthly Rollups Explained for an explanation on how to use this table to download patches from Microsoft Update Catalog.

Product Version Preview of Quality Rollup KB
Windows 10 Update 1607 (Anniversary Update)
Windows Server 2016
Catalog
4025334
.NET Framework 4.6.2, 4.7 4025334
Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2
Catalog
4032115
.NET Framework 3.5 (reship of May release) 4014598
.NET Framework 4.5.2 4024843
.NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 4024847
Windows Server 2012 Catalog
4032114
.NET Framework 3.5 (reship of May release) 4014594
.NET Framework 4.5.2 4024844
.NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 4024846
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Catalog
4032113
.NET Framework 3.5.1 4014596
.NET Framework 4.5.2 4024845
.NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 4024848
Windows Server 2008 Catalog
4032116
.NET Framework 2.0 (reship of May release) 4014592
.NET Framework 4.5.2 4024845
.NET Framework 4.6 4024848

Previous Rollups and Updates

The last few .NET Framework Monthly updates are listed below for your convenience:

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Microsoft to update Arrow Launcher with redesigned cards and Me avatar

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The new features and improvements released today are only available to beta testers, but some of them (if not all) will be outed to the general public very soon...
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Angular: What goes into building a UI?

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If you’re into front-end development, you already know that there are lots of questions to answer: What are components? How do you compose them? How do you pass data around? And that’s just the beginning! You may also know that Angular answers a lot of those questions for you. Bring your programming experience and join expert Eric W. Greene for Mastering Angular, an in-depth, hands-on exploration of all the benefits and “aha” moments that Angular (2 or later) provides.

Although you can take these courses in whatever order you’d like, you might want to start with the basics, like components, pipes, and services. Then go more in-depth into working with Angular forms, along with the exciting validation aspects and the theories and thought processes that go into designing a form. The currently available videos in this practical series include:

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