Major Strategy Change: Microsoft opens up .NET, Releases free Visual Studio & Supports Linux, Mac, iOS and Android

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


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