Microsoft Launches .NET and Visual Studio Updates with Support for Open Source Computing

By CIOReview | Monday, November 17, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: Keeping agility and platform flexibility on mind, Microsoft has come up with a host of software updates and new launches that propel cross platform cloud computing services. The releases include: .NET updates; Visual Studio Community 2013; ASP.NET; .NET 2015 Preview; Visual Studio 2015 Preview.

Microsoft believes tools play key role in building apps for today’s world where platforms are diverse and form factors are myriad. To that end, the company is focused to bring products that offer comprehensive, end-to-end solution for developers to build and manage applications across multiple devices and platforms through the latest updates in Visual Studio and .NET.

 To bridge the gaping hole between itself and the open source community, Microsoft has released the full .NET server stack in open source. This will help it restructure .NET for future implementations and remain relevant in the current multiplatform (in terms of software and hardware) environment. The latest .NET package includes: ASP.NET; .NET compiler; .NET Core Runtime; Framework and Libraries. The development to the tool is realized through the program, .NET Foundation.

Visual Studio Community 2013
It’s a free, fully featured edition of Visual Studio that includes full extensibility. Available immediately, the platform serves for non-enterprise application development. It supports cross platform as well as web and cloud services and provides developers with access to the toolset in Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2015
With support for iOS, Android, and Windows, Visual Studio 2015 Preview enables developers to build applications and services for any platform and for any device.

ASP.NET 5.0
A streamlined framework and runtime optimized for cloud and server workloads.

Visual Studio Online Updates
Two new capabilities for Visual Studio Online have been introduced: Release Management as a Service – voids the need to set up or maintain any service infrastructure for automation and management of application releases for customers; Cloud Deployment Projects – for easy provisioning and configuration of development, test, and production environments for organizations on Microsoft Azure.