Welcome to ASP.NET 5!

ASP.NET 5 is a lean and composable framework for building web and cloud applications. ASP.NET 5 is fully open source and available on GitHub. ASP.NET 5 is available as a Release Candidate on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Install the ASP.NET 5 Release Candidate:

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View the ASP.NET 5 Schedule and Roadmap

The below resources will get you up to speed on what's happening with the next version of ASP.NET.

Additionally, the weekly ASP.NET 5 Community Standup covers live community Q&A, product team discussion and the most recent updates. Recordings of previous meetings are available.

Next meeting is December 1 at 10:00 AM Pacific time.

  1. Introducing ASP.NET 5 and Web Tooling

    [video] ASP.NET 5 has been re-imagined from the ground up to provide a faster development experience, best in class performance, full side-by-side support, and cross platform support for Linux and Mac. In this video, Scott Hunter gives an overview of what's new in ASP.NET 5 and provides a short demo of the new tooling inside of Visual Studio 2015.

  2. Microsoft Virtual Academy – Introduction to ASP.NET 5

    Ready to jump in with ASP.NET and MVC? Hear from ASP.NET star Scott Hanselman and a stellar crew, as you create your first application. Find out how to get started with Visual Studio, how to obtain the necessary bits to start creating an ASP.NET application, and how everything is put together.

  3. Introduction to ASP.NET 5

    ASP.NET 5 is a significant redesign of ASP.NET. This topic introduces the new concepts in ASP.NET 5 and explains how they help you develop modern web apps.

  4. Getting Started with ASP.NET 5

    Get the bits and installation instructions you need to get started with ASP.NET on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

  5. Your First ASP.NET 5 Application Using Visual Studio

    This article walks through creating your first ASP.NET 5 web application using Visual Studio 2015.

  6. Get Started with Entity Framework 7 using ASP.NET MVC 6

    In this tutorial, you’ll create a simple web app using ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework (EF). The app stores records in a SQL database and supports the basic CRUD operations (create, read, update, delete).

  7. Your First ASP.NET 5 Application on a Mac

    ASP.NET 5 is cross-platform and can be developed and run on Mac OS X as well as Linux and Windows. See how you can quickly install, scaffold, run, debug, and deploy ASP.NET applications on a Mac.

  8. Introduction to Tag Helpers

    Tag Helpers enable server-side code to participate in creating and rendering HTML elements in Razor files.

  9. OmniSharp - Cross-platform .NET development

    Includes instructions on how to get ASP.NET 5 on Mac and Linux.

  10. Visual Studio Code

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications with Visual Studio Code. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

  11. Building Your First Web API with MVC 6

    In this tutorial you’ll build a simple web API for managing a list of “to-do” items using ASP.NET MVC 6.