Microsoft has released .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux. This release includes the .NET Core runtime, libraries and tools and the ASP.NET Core libraries. The company is also releasing Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code extensions, as well as Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

.NET Core is available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift via certified containers. In addition, .NET Core is now supported by Red Hat, and extended via the integrated hybrid support partnership between Microsoft and Red Hat. 

“This is the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception and will define .NET for the next decade,” said Rich Lander of Microsoft in a blog post. 

.NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating web apps, microservices, libraries and console applications, from the Microsoft stable.

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