You'll develop your app in Visual Studio on a Windows PC and deploy it to the Pi.
Raspbian will continue to be the main supported OS.
- Ben from Raspberry Pi
That's seriously underwhelming...
As others have said, it would be worth making this clear on the Raspberry Pi site, even if MS don't make it clear enough (judging by the comments) in their own brief announcement.
Many IoT vendors are shipping JVMs on their devices.
So this seems natural to bring .NET to the Pi.
Sounds more like a standard beta/RC license than a real "free for the maker community" license as the PR announcements seem to imply.
You've rendered much of the debate here totally moot with just a couple sentences. *High five. :)
What is that? "Internet of Things"? "Installs on Tablets"?