Microsoft today announced the expansion of the Microsoft Bounty Programs to include .NET Core and ASP.NET Beta which Microsoft released earlier this month. .NET Core and ASP.NET Beta 8 and any subsequent Betas or Release Candidates during the bounty period are applicable for this program and it is supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. The bounty will run October 20, 2015 – January 20, 2016. Bounty payouts will range from $500 USD to $15,000 USD.
.NET and ASP.NET represent critical building blocks in the Visual Studio Development Suite. This bounty is particularly interesting because the libraries and functions included in .NET enable developers to write their own programs with great security and stability, increasingly on many Operating Systems. This will extend to all supported platforms, initially including Linux and OS X, with some current exclusions to non-Windows platforms.