Microsoft .NET Core 1.1 Brings Support For More Linux Distributions, Greater Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 16 November 2016 at 02:16 PM EST. 19 Comments
Alongside the announcement of Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation, at Connect 2016 today they announced the public preview of SQL Server for Linux, which they originally announced earlier this year, and they also rolled out .NET Core 1.1.

The .NET Core 1.1 release adds official support for Linux Mint 18 and openSUSE 42.1 when it comes to expanded distribution coverage. The .NET core has also been made faster through using Profile-Guided Optimizations (PGO). They are building the Linux binaries with LLVM Clang and for the .NET Core 1.2 release they expect to use Clang PGO on that front. There are also 1,380 new APIs added to this core release.

More details on .NET Core 1.1 via
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