Back in September 2011 the next versions of ASP.NET and Visual Studio were announced. Microsoft has set up a page informing about all of the new features we can find in them. Check them out:

  • ASP.NET Core Runtime and Framework
    • Asynchronously Reading and Writing HTTP Requests and Responses.
    • Improvements to HttpRequest handling
    • Asynchronously flushing a response
    • Support for await and Task-Based Asynchronous Modules and Handlers
    • Asynchronous HTTP modules
    • Asynchronous HTTP handlers
    • New ASP.NET Request Validation Features
    • Deferred (”lazy”) request validation
    • Support for unvalidated requests
    • Anti-XSS Library
    • Support for WebSockets Protocol
    • Bundling and Minification
    • Performance Improvements for Web Hosting
      • Key Performance Factors
      • Requirements for New Performance Features
      • Sharing Common Assemblies
      • Using multi-Core JIT compilation for faster startup
      • Tuning garbage collection to optimize for memory
      • Prefetching for web applications
  • ASP.NET Web Forms
    • Strongly Typed Data Controls
    • Model Binding
      • Selecting data
      • Value providers
      • Filtering by values from a control
    • HTML Encoded Data-Binding Expressions
    • Unobtrusive Validation
    • HTML5 Updates
  • ASP.NET MVC 4
  • ASP.NET Web Pages 2
    • New and Updated Site Templates
    • Improved Input Validation
    • Resource Management
    • Enhanced Membership and Authentication
    • Side-by-side Execution
    • Mobile Device Rendering
    • The Maps Helper
  • Visual Web Developer 11 Developer Preview.
    • HTML Editor
      • Smart Tasks
      • WAI-ARIA support
      • New HTML5 snippets
      • Extract to user control
      • IntelliSense for code nuggets in attributes
      • Automatic renaming of matching tag when you rename an opening or closing tag
      • Event handler generation
      • Smart indent
      • Auto-reduce statement completion
    • JavaScript Editor
      • Code outlining
      • Brace matching
      • Go to Definition
      • ECMAScript5 support
      • DOM IntelliSense
      • VSDOC signature overloads
      • Implicit references
    • CSS Editor
      • Auto-reduce statement completion
      • Hierarchical indentation
      • CSS hacks support
      • Vendor specific schemas (-moz-, -webkit)
      • Commenting and uncommenting support
      • Color picker
      • Snippets
      • Custom regions
    • Page Inspector
    • Publishing
      • Publish profiles
      • ASP.NET precompilation and merge
    • IIS Express

These are developer previews, which mean that they should be used for testing purposes only, and never in production environments – not yet, at least.

In case you’re interested, Microsoft’s central hub for ASP.NET’s next version articles is ASP.NET vNext section.

Via Microsoft’s ASP.NET web site.