Windows SIG: An Overview of the Common Language Runtime



  • Join us for an overview of CLR, the central component of the Microsoft .NET framework.



    Brad Merrill, Software Design Engineer - Microsoft


    Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

    1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043

    Building 4 - Room 2800


    6:30 - 7:00 Informal Q&A with Pizza

    7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

    7:15 - 9:00 Presentation



    $10 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    The Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the central component of the Microsoft .NET Framework, that provides an execution environment for programming languages which generate Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL). We will cover the basic architecture, some runtime details, and demonstrate some of cross language interoperability that is enabled.


    Speaker Profile

    Brad Merrill

    Brad Merrill is a Software Engineer at Microsoft, on the .NET Framework Integration team, working with 3rd party programming language vendors who are implementing their languages on the Microsoft .NET Framework.