Microsoft Reveals ASP.NET 5 Features In Visual Studio 2015 Preview And VS2013 Update 4


Microsoft today announced the preview of ASP.NET 5 whcih is a lean and composable .NET stack for building modern web applications for both cloud and on-premises servers. Visual Studio 2015 supports creating and developing ASP.NET 5 Preview applications.

It includes the following features:

  • ASP.NET MVC and Web API, which have been unified into a single programming model.
  • A no-compile developer experience.
  • Environment-based configuration for a seamless transition to the cloud.
  • Dependency injection out-of-the-box.
  • NuGet everything, even the runtime itself.
  • Run in IIS, or self-hosted in your own process.
  • All open source through the .NET Foundation, and takes contributions in GitHub.
  • ASP.NET 5 runs on Windows with the .NET Framework or .NET Core.
  • .NET Core is a new cloud optimized runtime that supports true side-by-side versioning.
  • ASP.NET 5 runs on OS X and Linux with the Mono runtime.

Visual Studio 2015 Preview includes Beta1 runtime packages for ASP.NET 5. You can find all the details for the specific enhancements added and issues fixed in the published release notes on GitHub.

Read more about it here.