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.NET 4.5: Size-on-disk improvements

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In the next release of .NET (version 4.5), less disk space will be used to store .NET on your system. In fact, roughly 40% less space than is required today in some cases. This is a significant milestone for .NET. Besides taking up less physical space inside your desktop PC, .NET 4.5 will fit onto your more disk-space-limited devices (like a tablet, for example...). Here, we meet Layla Driscoll, the Program Manager for this project, and Ashok Kamath, the Development Lead for this project.

How do you make something 40% smaller and not remove a bunch of stuff? What did they do? What strategies were employed? What did they learn about the overall .NET system while figuring out how to take up less room when installed? What's next?

Tune in.


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