ASP.NET Core 1.0 And .NET Core 1.0 Introduced

In a recent announcement, Microsoft has stated that it has changed the name of "ASP.NET 5."
 
Microsoft states:
 
“However, naming the new, completely written from scratch ASP.NET framework "ASP.NET 5" was a bad idea for a one major reason: 5 > 4.6 makes it seem like ASP.NET 5 is bigger, better, and replaces ASP.NET 4.6. Not so. So we're changing the name and picking a better version number.”
 
According to the official blog, the company is reintroducing ASP.NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.0.
  • ASP.NET 5 is now ASP.NET Core 1.0.
  • NET Core 5 is now .NET Core 1.0.
  • Entity Framework 7 is now Entity Framework Core 1.0 or EF Core 1.0 colloquially. 
Microsoft says that the reason that they have used 1.0 is because the whole .NET Core concept is new. Also, the .NET Core is not as complete as the full .NET Framework 4.6. The company is still exploring the server-side graphics libraries and exploring gaps between ASP.NET 4.6 and ASP.NET Core 1.0.
 
 
Microsoft informed us that ASP.NET 4.6 is a more mature platform; it is tested and released, and is now available. ASP.NET Core 1.0 is a 1.0 release which includes Web API and MVC, but it does not yet have SignalR or Web Pages. It doesn’t support VB or F# for now.
 
The company concluded by saying:
 
“We don't want anyone to think that ASP.NET Core 1.0 is the finish line. It's a new beginning and a fork in the road, but ASP.NET 4.6 continues on, released and fully supported. There's lots of great stuff coming, stay tuned!”