A milestone moment for Microsoft : .NET is now an open-source project

12th November 2014 was one of the memorable day for Microsoft as well as for all Microsoft technology followers as they announced that It Will Open Source .NET, Releases New Visual Studio Tools.

“With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different form factors and platforms,” said S. Somasegar, corporate vice president, Developer Division, Microsoft. “Through Visual Studio and .NET we are committed to delivering a comprehensive end-to-end solution for developers to build and manage applications across multiple devices and platforms.”

Microsoft is in the “process of open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully-featured edition of Visual Studio,” according to S. Somasegar.

Previews of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015 — VS 2015 integrates the upcoming .NET compiler platform and updates and adds many new productivity tools. It also works seamlessly with the Office 365 APIs, and the Azure SDK 2.5, for diagnosing and debugging processes in the cloud. .NET 2015 shows off ASP.NET 5, which will be cross-platform and open source.

Visual Studio for every developer

Available Wednesday, Visual Studio Community 2013 is a free, fully featured edition of Visual Studio including full extensibility. Targeting any platform, from devices and desktop, to Web and cloud services, the community edition provides developers with easy access to Microsoft’s Visual Studio toolset for all nonenterprise application development. Developers can get started with Visual Studio Community 2013 here

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