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microsoft logoContinuing to make good on its November 2014 pledge of greater openness in its Core products, Microsoft today announced Linux, MacOS and Windows versions of its .NET Core 1.0 development framework and its ASP.NET Core 1.0 web page-building environment.

Microsoft made the announcement at the Red Hat DevNation conference in San Francisco, noting that .NET Core is now available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and on OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform as a Service offering. Microsoft and Red Hat debuted their surprising alliance in November 2015, with Microsoft offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for Linux on Azure.

red hat logo“This is the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception and will define .NET for the next decade,” Rich Lander, a Microsoft program manager, said in a blog post about today’s announcement. More than 18,000 developers, representing more than 1,300 companies, contributed to .NET Core 1.0, said Joseph Sirosh, a corporate vice president in Microsoft’s data group, in his blog post.

In other news at the conference, electronics giant Samsung said it will participate in the .NET Foundation’s technical steering group, joining JetBrains, Red Hat and Unity. Samsung earlier this month agreed to buy San Francisco-based cloud provider Joyent for an undisclosed sum to help build its internet-of-things presence.

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