Microsoft has announced the availability of .NET Core 2.0 as a final release. Microsoft has also released ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework Core 2.0. .NET Core 2.0 includes performance improvements in the runtime and framework, implements the .NET Standard 2.0 as well as extending supported platforms.
Microsoft has announced the General Availability of Visual Studio 2017. Key features include streamlined cloud development, built-in tools providing integration with .NET Core, Azure applications, microservices and Docker containers. The inclusion of Xamarin facilitates the creation of mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows using improved debugging and profiling tools
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux. .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source and modular .NET platform for creating web apps, micro services, libraries and console applications. The release includes the .NET Core runtime, libraries and tools and the ASP.NET Core libraries.
Microsoft has announced enhanced OPC UA support for Windows, iOS, Linux and Android. The company plans to contribute a .NET Standard reference stack to the OPC Foundation GitHub open-source. The stack works on most common software platforms and allows the creation of OPC UA clients, servers and as well as “OPC Publishers” (for sending telemetry data to the cloud) on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, iOS, Linux and Android platforms. In addition, OPC clients and servers can run directly on Azure using this stack.
Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 are available for download. Visual Studio 2015 has made improvements to productivity across debugging and diagnostics, code editing and refactoring, and programming languages. Along with .NET 4.6, Microsoft has also made ASP.NET 4.6 available, which adds support for HTTP/2, the newest C# features and the new Entity Framework 6.1.3.
Microsoft has announced a number of new tools for cross-platform developers.
Visual Studio Code, a free cross-platform code editor for building modern web and cloud applications on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
Visual Studio 2015 RC, which provides improved productivity and diagnostics features, tools for building Universal Windows Applications, and cross-platform development support for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.
Application Insights Public Preview, which offers a 360-degree telemetry view of your applications from devices to web to server, including integrating HockeyApp’s cross-platform capabilities to deliver crash analytics for iOS- and Android-based apps.
A preview of the .NET Core runtime distribution available for Linux and Mac.
Microsoft has released a preview of ASP.NET 5. This new release is focused on making ASP.NET leaner, more modular, cross-platform, and optimised for the cloud. ASP.NET 5 is an open source web framework for building web applications that can be developed and run on Windows, Linux and the Mac. ASP.NET 5 is built on the .NET Core runtime, but can also be run on the full .NET Framework for compatibility. This release includes a number of significant architectural changes.
Microsoft has announced that CoreCLR has been made available as open source on GitHub. CoreCLR is the .NET execution engine in .NET Core, performing functions such as garbage collection and compilation to machine code. This is another step in Microsoft’s plans to make the full server-side .NET stack open source and expand .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS platforms.
Microsoft has open-sourced the full server-side .NET stack and expanded .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. The company has also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a free edition of Visual Studio that provides access to the Visual Studio core toolset. In addition, Microsoft released previews of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio “14” CTP 3 and an early build of the next version of the .NET Framework. The release includes the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 web tooling improvements and ASP.NET vNext alpha 3 runtime packages, integration of .NET Native, PerfTips in the Debugger, Visual C++ enhancements, roaming custom layouts as well as support for shared projects.