Today, Microsoft announced .NET 6 Preview 1. It wasn’t a surprise, because they’ve been developing in the open for a long time as we saw in 2020, during the .NET 5 rollout. They’ve announced a new site, Themes of .NET, that anyone can visit to learn what others are thinking and what the priority and direction is for .NET.

What I’m most excited about are cross-platform UI and Apple Silicon (M1) support. The “Apple Silicon” they refer to is the new MacBook Pro with the new Apple M1 chip. I bought one recently and am currently doing 95% of my work on it. The only reason I’m not 100% is that I’ve left a few…