Visual Studio 2015 is Microsoft’s first, big release since moving to a more open-source approach for .NET and related technologies. This includes the new Roslyn compiler for C# and Visual Basic, the .NET Core Framework, ASP.NET itself, and more. The result is enabling a wider reach for .NET applications, including both building and deploying on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

Microsoft has also worked to integrate Visual Studio with community-driven, open source JavaScript frameworks, package managers, and UI kits. The ASP.NET 5 model simplifies modern web development using frameworks such as Bootstrap, AngularJS, Knockout, Gulp, and many more.

Visual Studio 2015 supports the new, Universal App model for building on Windows. These applications ...

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