Microsoft is advancing the .NET platform by rolling out .NET Core 2.0.
Included with this rollout is the .NET Standard 2.0 and ASP.NET Core 2.0. This will advance the company goals of a common platform in every area.
According to MSDN, August 14 is the day you can begin the download.
NET Core 2.0 is available today as a final release. You can start developing with it at the command line, in your favorite text editor, in Visual Studio 2017 15.3, Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio for Mac. It is ready for production workloads, on your own hardware or your favorite cloud, like Microsoft Azure.
We are also releasing ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework Core 2.0. Read the ASP.NET Core 2.0 and the Entity Framework Core 2.0announcements for details. You can also watch the launch video on Channel 9 to see many of the new features in action.
The .NET Standard 2.0 spec is complete, finalized at the same time as .NET Core 2.0. .NET Standard is a key effort to improve code sharing and to make the APIs available in each .NET implementation more consistent. .NET Standard 2.0 more than doubles that set of APIs that you have available for your projects.
.NET Core 2.0 includes major improvements that make .NET Core easier to use and much more capable as a platform
Do you want to learn more? Here are a few more articles:
AspNetCore : Nuget.org
.NET Core 2.0 Changes – 4 Key Things to Know : Stackify