There’s no love lost between Google and Microsoft. The two companies have been fiercely competitive with one another in the public cloud, productivity and operating system markets, at times leaving users in the lurch.
There’s one small glimmer of hope in the relationship between the two companies: Google has joined the .Net Foundation, to help drive forward the programming language framework Microsoft originated.
Google will be a part of the technical steering group for the foundation, which helps guide the future of the platform and consults on changes to the .Net roadmap and project release schedule. The foundation oversees projects including .Net Core and the Roslyn .Net compiler.