Using Visual Studio 2015 update 2, creating a new ASP.NET 4.x application, the default .Net "Target framework version" is 4.5.
Is it a mistake to bump this to 4.6? I did my own research, and I am unclear.
It seems to me, that if .Net 4.6.1 is the newest, it should be the default. It is not. And it almost feels like the subtle message is "don't use .net 4.6.1, unless you know what you gain and what you loose, when your app reaches deployment" and I can't figure out why.
I suspect the reason is that choosing 4.5 means you could deploy in more places even on operating systems where 4.6.1 is not an option, but I can't seem to find any confirmation of this reason for the default.