Microsoft has issued the official release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3. While this release of VS2017 includes several notable features, they are highlighted by its support for the official release of .NET Core 2.
.NET Core 2.0 is now available 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.
Microsoft announced the general availability of ASP.NET Core 2.0. This release features compatibility with .NET Core 2.0, tooling support in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, and the new Razor Pages user-interface design paradigm.
The final version of Entity Framework 2.0 was released this week to go alongside the .NET Core and APS.NET Core 2.0 releases.
After almost 12 years, Mono is upgrading the guts of
HttpWebRequest, the engine that powers the basic HTTP client stack. It wants to refactor the code from the old idioms from 2004 into 2017 idioms, using everything that is available in C# 7.