Microsoft has just announced the official arrival of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0
These latest .NET frameworks are now available on Windows, OS X and Linux, so no matter your architecture, you will still have access to the powerful development features available in the .NET ecosystem for creating modern web apps, microservices, libraries and console applications. New Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code extensions will enable you to create .NET Core projects.
Don’t forget to upgrade to Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 which you’ll require to develop .NET Core applications in Visual Studio.
Amazingly, Microsoft and Red Hat are partnering at the Red Hat DevNation event today to show off .NET Core 1.0. running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift. Talk about ringing the changes.
Microsoft says that going forwards, they will be focussing ever more energy on evolving .NET Framework, .NET Core and Xamarin so developers can build apps and services for Windows, cloud (no matter who your provider is) and cross-platform mobile.