.NET Core support

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1. What is .NET Core?
2. How does .NET Core ship?
3. How will the support lifecycle for .NET Core work?
4. Where can I find the end date for specific releases of .NET Core?
5. How does the support lifecycle for ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core work?
6. What about third party components?
7. What if I take .NET Core sources from GitHub?
8. What is the relationship between .NET Core and .NET Framework?
9. Why do .NET Core releases not follow the same support lifecycle as the .NET Framework?
10. I am using .NET Framework 4.5.x or 4.6.x. Does this mean I need to update my application to work with .NET Core?
11. Where can I learn more about .NET Core?

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Article ID: 20545 - Last Review: 31 Aug 2016 - Revision: 27