What’s new in Microsoft .Net Core

Now available, .Net Core 2.1 promises better build performance and several other improvements for developers

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Version 2.1 of Microsoft’s .Net Core, a cross-platform implementation of the company’s .Net development platform, has been released, featuring improvements to build time performance and tools deployment. Version 2.0 will reach end-of-life status on September 1, 2018, and patches will no longer be provided for it.

And Microsoft expects to ship .Net Core 3 in 2019, with the first beta expected later in 2018.

Next version: The features planned for .Net Core 3

New and existing Windows applications will be able to run on .Net Core Version 3, with support offered for Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, and Universal Windows Platform XAML.

Running desktop apps on .Net Core 3 will offer performance improvements, Microsoft says. Windows desktop will be supported through a set of Windows-specific “Windows Desktop Packs.”

Other capabilities of .Net Core 3 are expected to include:

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