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Understand .NET 2015
.NET 2015 is the umbrella that represents the key pieces of the .NET platform delivered from Microsoft, including the .NET Framework, the recently announced .NET Core, and a shared common layer of packages, compilers and runtime. Read this .NET blog post about the evolution of the platform and the different pieces that make .NET 2015.
Create .NET applications based on .NET Core and deploy to Windows, Linux and OS X. .NET Core is a self-contained .Net, redesigned and optimized for modern workloads. It's being developed in the open by the Microsoft .NET product team and the .NET community.
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