Microsoft discussed some important new partnerships for the .NET Foundation Technical Steering Group. At the Connect() developer conference in New York, the company is welcoming Google to the group. Also, current member Samsung announced .NET Core support and Visual Studio Tools for Tizen OS.
Samsung has been a part of the group since June this year. The South Korean company is now showing its progress on implementing ARM support in .NET Core. Specifically, there is now a preview release of .NET Core support for the Tizen OS and also a preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen.
“Samsung is excited to be a part of the .NET community. .NET has a huge developer base and future potential,” said Samsung's Executive Vice President and Deputy Head of Software R&D Center Seung-hwan Cho. “Through thoughtful and progressive collaboration, Samsung is expecting to create unique development experiences for both Tizen and C# developers, enriching the Tizen ecosystem.”
Google in the .NET Foundation
Google is joining the .NET Foundation Technical Steering Group for the first time. The company is joining other members, Microsoft, Samsung, Red Hat, JetBrains, and Unity. The ethos of the collaboration is to help innovate the .NET platform.
“We're very happy to add .NET support to our list of supported frameworks on Google Cloud Platform,” said Chris Sells, Lead PM for Google Cloud Developer Tools. “Enterprises moving their existing Windows and workloads to the cloud or those targeting .NET Core can find what they need to build great apps for Google Cloud Platform.”
Microsoft explains that Google has been a frequent and active collaborator in .NET Foundation projects. This makes the company a good fit to become a member of the Steering Group. Also, Google has been helping to push ECMA Standardization for C#. Google Cloud Platform supports .NET workloads and the company integrates its services to Visual Studio IDE.