ASP.net Core will be RC2 in about a week and RTM end of June. So here's a summary of the most important things for you, and how this will affect your next 12 months.
ASP.net should be stable and production ready in about 7 weeks' time. This means a milestone in the new stack of .net. Being RTM means that .net core will also be RTM, and Entity Framework Core as well.
So from now on, developers will be able to create new solutions based on either the full .net 4.6+ or the reduced .net Core 1.0 or both.
Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.