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Microsoft Releases Parts of .NET as Open Source — Opportunity Knocks

Published: 03 March 2015

ID: G00272155

Analyst(s): Mark Driver


With the release of the open-source .NET Core platform, Microsoft has opened up and decoupled its application framework from Windows, better aligning it with the needs and expectations of AD managers focusing on next-generation application development challenges.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • By releasing .NET Core as open source, Microsoft will better enable application developers to address the technical needs of next-generation application development projects
  • By releasing .NET Core as open source, Microsoft will better address the needs of application developers for Web and micro-service-centric projects, but it will have a limited impact against architecturally complex, enterprise-class projects in the immediate future
  • By releasing .NET Core as open source, Microsoft will better address the needs of application developers by expanding the presence of .NET applications deployed to the cloud beyond Microsoft's own Azure platform
  • By releasing .NET Core as open source, Microsoft may create challenges for application developers as it balances community demands with its own product priorities

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