Microsoft upgrades its .Net to version 1.0 with new libraries and tools for open source development

After open sourcing key components of its .Net framework in 2014, Microsoft on Monday announced the upgrade to .Net v 1.0. Microsoft made this announcement at the Red Hat DevNation conference in San Francisco.

Microsoft .NET Core 1.0 development framework and its ASP.NET Core webpage-building ecosystem for Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems will now be open source.

Microsoft said that open sourcing .NET framework will make it easier for developers of varied operating systems to implement the framework. The Redmond giant intends to make .NET framework into a development platform that can be used on desktops, servers, and even on mobile simultaneously.

Its new development was helped a great deal by its acquisition of Xamarin, which makes tools for developers to build mobile apps on Android and iOS using the .NET framework.

At the Red Hat conference, Microsoft has now announced the release of .NET Core 1.0 for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Microsoft claimed that as many as 18,000 developers from 1,300 different companies contributed in making of .NET Core 1.0. “This is the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception and will define .NET for the next decade. We’ve rebuilt the foundation of .NET to be targeted at the needs of today’s world: highly distributed cloud applications, micro services and containers,” Microsoft program manager Rich Lander said in a blog post.

Red Hat has already announced its support for .NET Core on its Enterprise Linux distribution, and its OpenShift container-based platform-as-a-service offering. Microsoft will be taking the Linux collaboration further by making .NET Core available for Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS.

You can get more details of Microsoft’s .NET Core 1.0 here.