Visual Studio / .NET Framework

W07 Unleash the New .NET: Open Source and Running on OS X, Linux & Windows


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


The next generation of .NET is .NET 2015. This is the umbrella that represents the key pieces of the .NET platform delivered from Microsoft, including the .NET Framework, the recently announced .NET Core, and a shared common layer of packages, compilers and runtime. This release encompasses several new innovations that improve developer productivity and enhance application performance. Now .NET 2015 builds on the advancements available in .NET 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 to deliver a highly compatible platform for building applications for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. This session will explore what's new in managed languages, frameworks and the numerous IDE improvements that are applicable to many application scenarios. It will also look at the cross-platform side of .NET, running on OS X and Linux as well as Windows, and discuss what it means to have .NET as an Open Source Project.

You will learn:

  • About the evolution of .NET and the differences between the full .NET Framework and .NET Core 5
  • About the latest advances in UWP, WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, C# and VB.NET
  • How to run .NET Core 5 on OS X or Linux