Microsoft .NET Core 2.0

Microsoft .Net Core 2.0.0 - SDK Preview 1 InstalledStaying up to date with the latest releases is one of the many benefits of being a member of Microsoft’s “Visual Studio Dev Essentials“.   The latest email advised that the .NET Core 2.0 preview is available to try and the reason to do so is compelling:

.NET Core 2.0 delivers new cross-platform capabilities and supports .NET Standard 2.0 which includes an expanded set of APIs so developers can write once and run on multiple .NET runtimes including .NET Framework, .NET Core, Xamarin and Universal Windows Platform.

To get your copy, click this link .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 and follow the installation instructions.  You will also need to download Visual Studio 2017 preview version 15.3 to take advantage of the new .Net Core 2.0 features.  Note that this is for evaluation purposes only and is not to be used for production releases.

Hello World

After downloading .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1, open a command prompt window and follow the instructions to “Initialize some code” and then to “Run the app”.

.NET Core 2.0 App Run

To evaluate the new features for apps built with .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1, download a copy of Visual Studio 2017 Preview version 15.3.  Note that this preview installs next to your stable version of Visual Studio IDE.


As a follow up to our post “T-SQL SEQUENCE – An Application”, we successfully created a Serialized Label using Crystal Reports and T-SQL.  The key label information is passed to our SQL stored procedure where it is saved to a label table.  The stored procedure then returns the serial number to Crystal Reports where it can be used on the label itself.

Until Next Time,


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