So, you think you’re ready to drink the Microsoft Koolaid and give ASP.NET Core a whirl. Awesome, I love developers that have a brave soul and courageously go where most are overly cautious or reluctant to learn something new.
The first thing you’ll need to do is download and install the latest ASP.NET Core tools and SDK. So navigate to the .NET Core Downloads page. Here is the current appearance of this page:
Download the appropriate installer for the Current .NET Core 1.1 SDK. I chose the Windows x64 version and downloaded the file called dotnet-dev-win-x188.8.131.52-preview2-1-003177.exe. Go ahead and run the .NET Core SDK installer, which may take a while to complete.
This is all you will need if you are not using Visual Studio 2015 or 2017.
If you desire to install the starter templates into Visual Studio, then download the appropriate install version and run it. This too may take a while to complete. Please keep in mind that these templates are currently configured to for version 1.0 of the .NET Core framework, which will require you to run them through a series of upgrade steps to get the assemblies updated to version 1.1 of the .NET Core framework. However, this is an easy task that I will discuss in a future blog post.
This is all you need install to start developing with the Current .NET Core version 1.1 tools.
You may also try following any of the following Windows installation procedures: