Microsoft has announced .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 and is now available for download across all major platforms. In order to develop apps based on .NET Core 2.0, you should be running Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.3, Visual Studio for Mac or VS Code.
Here are some of the platform support updates that are made with .NET Core 2 Preview 2.
We have heard many requests for .NET Core 2.0 support with Azure App Service. .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 is being rolled out to App Service currently and we expect it to be completed by the end of the week. Some data centers may already be available.
.NET Core 2.0 Docker multi-arch tags now use Debian Stretch instead of Debian Jessie. .NET Core 2.0 Debian Jessie tags will still be provided. Debian Stretch is considered by the .NET Core team to be a better default choice for .NET Core Docker Linux image users for the lifetime of .NET Core 2.x. There are no plans to update .NET Core 1.x in the same way.
.NET Core 2 Preview 2 has added support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Our support starts with SLES 12 SP2. We would appreciate feedback on our SLES support. We’re also working with the folks at SUSE, so please do share with them that .NET Core support is important if that’s the case for you.
Meanwhile, download and get started with .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 right now, on Windows, Linux and macOS:
- .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2
- .NET Core Docker Images
- ASP.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2
- Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.3 for Windows
- Visual Studio for Mac
- Visual Studio Code
You can check-out the complete details of the release in the .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 release notes