This is not the old Microsoft anymore. .NET Core is developed in the open. So if you want to know what the vision and future plans are regarding .NET Core, only one location to bookmark: https://github.com/dotnet/core/blob/master/roadmap.md
So what’s coming for .NET Core 2.0:
- .NET Standard 2.0: Including a lot more API’s ported from the full .NET framework to .NET Core.
- Better tooling. Yippie!
- Better performance. (Although the numbers are already impressive; https://www.techempower.com/blog/2016/11/16/framework-benchmarks-round-13/)
- Better Cloud integration(of course)