.NET Framework as Open Source
Yesterday, in Connect() event Microsoft announced the release of .NET Framework as Open Source. .NET Core 5 will be a NuGet package, which you can install and you can deploy a private version of .NET Core Framework with your application. Also, .NET team is building a .NET Core CLR for Windows, Mac and Linux to support multi-platform. This development is driven by both community as well as Microsoft.
Moreover, ASP.NET 5 is on the way with support for Windows, Mac and Linux. ASP.NET 5 will include a web server for Mac and Linux called kestrel.
Free Visual Studio Edition : Visual studio Community
In yesterday’s Connect session, Microsoft announced the launch of a free Visual Studio edition called Visual studio Community, which is similar to Visual studio Professional, for developers and students.
Visual Studio 2015 Preview Released
In connect(), Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2015 preview with lot of new changes.
Watch the yesterday’s Connect session’s at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014