Microsoft plans to deliver .NET Framework 4.5.2, along with Language Packs, on “patch Tuesday” next week.
The framework will come down through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on Jan. 13, 2015, according to Microsoft blog post on Monday. It includes improved debugging and tracing capabilities, among other enhancements. The framework is needed to support the .NET development environment and it runs on various client and server Windows operating systems. The list of supported OSes includes Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista SP2, plus Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2/2008 R2 SP1.
Also supported are Windows RT and Windows 8.1 RT, but those OSes will get .NET Framework 4.5.2 via Microsoft’s Automatic Update service instead of WSUS.
IT pros can block the delivery of .NET Framework 4.5.2 via WSUS by editing registry settings. That process is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article. Microsoft has admitted in an August blog post that the .NET Framework 4.5.2 release does include some changes that can break the functioning of some applications, although… click here to access the full article