Visual Studio / .NET

T18 Microsoft's .NET is Now Open Source and Cross-Platform. Why it Matters.


4:15pm - 5:30pm

Level: Intermediate

Mark Rosenberg

Technical Instructor

New Horizons

Microsoft is opening up one of its key products. Microsoft has released .NET Core and ASP.NET 5 as open source and is working on cross-platform implementations for Linux and Mac. .NET was always unsurprisingly Windows-only, which made it a non-starter for many developers, particularly outside corporate IT. This positive new direction means that .NET is now available on key desktop and server operating systems. It also means that the community can port .NET to any other operating system it wants. These choices are no longer the singular concern of Microsoft. We'll talk about what this means to the industry as a whole, and your business. You will see how you can use this new openness to your advantage today and in the future.

You will learn:

  • How .NET is cross platform
  • How .NET is open source
  • How you can get involved with Microsoft and .NET