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 preview release on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Install the latest ASP.NET 5 preview (Beta7):

Linux OS X Windows

See the ASP.NET 5 documentation at

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 October 6 at 10:00 AM Pacific time.

  1. Introduction to ASP.NET 5 by Scott Guthrie

    Scott Guthrie writes about the significant architectural updates to ASP.NET, open source, flexible/cross-platform run-time, unified programming model and more.

  2. Introduction to ASP.NET 5 (dotnetConf 2015)

    In this video, Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter cover the improvements in ASP.NET MVC and its merging with ASP.NET Web API. They look at how the new ASP.NET 5 project system gives you a faster development experience. They also cover improvements to Visual Studio for web developers including support got grunt and gulp, npm and bower, and more. The HTML, CSS, and JavaScript editors have improved as well! You'll see how ASP.NET 5 will enable the next generation of web apps and services in the cloud.

  3. ASP.NET 5: Deep Dive (dotnetConf 2015)

    In this video, Louis DeJardin and Damian Edwards look at some internals of ASP.NET 5. How does ASP.NET run on both the .NET full framework and the new .NET Core CLR? How does ASP.NET 5 use Roslyn to give a "compile free" feeling during rapid development? Coverage of the new configuration model, built in dependency injection, service providers. They look at how ASP.NET 5 sits on the new open source Microsoft web stack of technologies and lets you develop and deploy on Windows, Mac, or Linux. Your framework, your way, on your editor of choice and operating system of choice.

  4. ASP.NET 5 Project Scaffolding with Yeoman (dotnetConf 2015)

    Shayne Boyer walks through project creation on a Mac, adding additional ASP.NET items using Yeoman generators and editing the applications in Sublime and Brackets.

  5. Build 2015

    ASP.NET 5 sessions from Build 2015 (April 29 - May 1, 2015)

  6. OmniSharp - Cross-platform .NET development

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

  7. View components and Inject in ASP.NET MVC 6

    By Rick Anderson and Mike Wasson|

    Note : An updated version of this article is located here .

  8. Create a Web API with MVC 6

    By Mike Wasson|

    Note : An updated version of this article is located here .

  9. Ignite 2015

    Recorded sessions from Microsoft Ignite 2015 (May 4 - 8, 2015)

ASP.NET 5 Community Standup