Yesterday Microsoft made a few big announcements at their Connect event to expand its horizons in the cloud and to open up their tools & platforms to a much broader audience than ever before.
Here is a quick summary for the announcements:
- .NET Goes Open Source and now available on GitHub
- Developers can write .NET code and target Windows, Linux or Mac OS!! (This one is my favorite)
- Free Visual Studio Community 2013(Has all features of Visual Studio Professional, supports extensibility and supports iOS and Android app development)
- iOS and Android projects are first class citizens in Visual Studio 2015.
It is a major strategy change; this is not the company I knew for years! I am super excited and even more committed to Microsoft now J
Read the announcements here …