.NET Core RC2 is out, it’s open source, and it’s on multiple platforms. I’m particularly proud of the cool vanity domain we got for it. http://dot.net . 😉 It makes me smile.
Here’s the important blog posts to check out:
- Announcing .NET Core RC2 and .NET Core SDK Preview 1
- Announcing ASP.NET Core RC2
- Announcing Entity Framework Core RC2
- Docker and .NET Core RC2
Head over to http://dot.net and check it out. A great aspect of .NET Core is that everything it does is side-by-side. You can work with it without affecting your existing systems. Be sure also explore the complete .NET Downloads Page for all the manual downloads as well as SHA hashes
The best way to develop with .NET Core on Windows is to download the Visual Studio official MSI Installer and the latest NuGet Manager extension for Visual Studio . If you don’t have Visual Studio already, you can download Visual Studio Community 2015 for free.
We’ll have documentation and insights on how to moving from ASP.NET 4.x over to ASP.NET Core 1.0 soon, but for now I’ve collected these resources for folks who are upgrading from previous versions of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core (the framework formerly new as ASP.NET 5).
- Migrating from DNX to .NET Core
- Migrating from ASP.NET 5 RC1 to ASP.NET Core 1.0 RC2
- Migrating your Entity Framework Code from RC1 to RC2
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