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.NET 5

Is there next version of .NET Framework? This is a question that I have been asking myself, but no specific answers are forthcoming. Post .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 release, there isn't much from Microsoft on .NET 5 and Visual Studio 2012 (?)

I came across this article that talks about Visual Studio vNext and its focus on Agile development. Does this mean a shift from framework and language enhancements to a bit more on development process itself? Does this mean we are at the end of evolution of .NET and no significant new features are to be added to the framework?

What do you think? What's the future of .NET Framework?


Inside information from F# team suggests .Net 5 development has already started and a significant enhancement would be easy implementation of parallel library.

I too haven’t seen any announcement on .NET 5 which means the major version is at least 2 to 3 years away considering timelines for TAPs, RTMs, etc. Considering the number of enhancements came in .NET 4 this is obvious. In the next version of .NET, Microsoft would possibly focus on bridging the gap between its on premise technologies and off premise (Windows Azure) so that applications built for on premise can run seamlessly on cloud with just configuration changes and vice a versa. If this is the case, things would come faster in Cloud space than on premise.

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