Microsoft opens up access to Visual Studio and .NET
Microsoft announced today that they are opening up access to .NET and Visual Studio to an even broader set of developers by beginning the process of open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully-featured edition of Visual Studio, Visual Studio Community 2013. They are also releasing previews of the next generation of Visual Studio, .NET and Visual Studio Online.
On his blog, Scott Henselman says: “ There is a new FREE SKU for Visual Studio for open source developers and students called Visual Studio Community. It supports extensions and lots more all in one download. This is not Express. This is basically Pro.”