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Microsoft to unveil NET Core 2.0 during Spring 2017

December 23, 2016

According to reports coming in, the .NET Core 2.0 is scheduled to release on Spring 2017. The upcoming release of .NET Core 2.0 is expected to provide support for Visual Studio 2017

Commenting on the development, Immo Landwerth, Microsoft Project Manager disclosed that the .NET core 2.0 is a big release because it creates a significant impact among the community. This is because the forthcoming release marks a significant expansion to .NET Core's capabilities.

The upcoming .NET Core 2.0 is expected to feature a wide range of APIs. You will be able to share the .NET code more smoothly across the .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin.

If you are a developer who would like to build .NET libraries that target multiple platforms, then you should migrate to .NET Standard 2.0. The forthcoming release will release the currently available Portable Class Libraries.

The main attraction of .NET Core is the integration of the F# compiler, which is considered as a key component. It is not solely a C#/VB project. As per reports, the .NET Core 2.0 provides support for Windows 7+, Mac OS X including several flavours of Linux 8.

Even though the supported platforms for .NET Core have not yet been launched, we can easily guess. However, until Microsoft provides clear information as to the supported platforms, you should accept it with a pinch of salt.

As of writing this, we don't have any idea as to when .NET Core 2.0 will be released. We can't provide any exact date for the release of the new version. However, the latest information reveals the fact that it will be released during Spring 2017.

That being said, Visual Studio 2017 will be released initially. However, the upcoming .NET Core 2 will be released alongside Build 2017, which will take place in May 2017.