Microsoft Launches Open Source .NET Core 1.0 For Windows, macOS And Linux

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Long ago in November 2014, Microsoft made a promise to make more of their Core products open source. Now, in fulfilment of that promise, Microsoft has announced that there are now versions of .NET Core 1.0 and ASP .NET Core 1.0 for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

The release of the .NET Standard Library is also included in the latest open release which makes easier, the process of reusing code across different platform devices including iOS, Android and PCs.

The new announcements were made in San Fransisco, at Red Hat’s tech conference. Note, that Microsoft and Red Hat are frequently considered arch rivals in the cloud and enterprise world.

The result of the contribution of over 18,000 developers and 1,300 companies is the .NET Core 1.0, and of all these companies, Microsoft’s .NET Core 1.0 is officially supported on Red Hat’s RHEL Linux distribution and OpenShift.

This partnership with the enterprise-friendly Linux distro will promote running different microservices-based apps that comprise of both Java and .NET components by enterprises.

Microsoft is also looking forward to making .NET Core available for Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS distribution. News that Samsung will be joining the .NET Foundation Steering Committee was also included in the announcement.

According to Microsoft, “This is the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception and will define .NET for the next decade,”.There was also the release of the latest Azure Resource Manager template to facilitate the deployment of OpenShift on RHEL by making it faster and easier.

If you are interested in getting more information, you can visit Microsoft’s .NET Blog

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