.NET Core 2.1 Release Candidate now available
Updated: May 07, 2018
The release candidate for .NET Core 2.1 is now available with a "go-live" license. This means you can use this release in production and Microsoft will support you. .NET Core 2.1 release candidate includes ASP.NET Core for web applications and Entity Framework Core for data. New features include support for real-time web communication with SignalR, numerous improvements in the web and data stacks, improved compatibility with .NET Framework, performance improvements, and tooling support in the latest updates to Visual Studio 2017.