Microsoft .NET

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.NET is a free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many types of applications.

Release Released Support Status Latest
8.0 (LTS) 3 months and 1 week ago
(14 Nov 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 8 months
(10 Nov 2026)
8.0.2
(13 Feb 2024)
7.0 1 year and 3 months ago
(08 Nov 2022)
Ends in 2 months and 3 weeks
(14 May 2024)
7.0.16
(13 Feb 2024)
6.0 (LTS) 2 years and 3 months ago
(08 Nov 2021)
Ends in 8 months
(12 Nov 2024)
6.0.27
(13 Feb 2024)
5.0 3 years ago
(10 Nov 2020)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(08 May 2022)
5.0.17
(10 May 2022)
Core 3.1 (LTS) 4 years ago
(03 Dec 2019)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(13 Dec 2022)
3.1.32
(13 Dec 2022)
Core 3.0 4 years ago
(23 Sep 2019)
Ended 3 years and 11 months ago
(03 Mar 2020)
3.0.3
(19 Feb 2020)
Core 2.2 5 years ago
(04 Dec 2018)
Ended 4 years ago
(23 Dec 2019)
2.2.8
(19 Nov 2019)
Core 2.1 (LTS) 5 years and 9 months ago
(30 May 2018)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(21 Aug 2021)
2.1.30
(19 Aug 2021)
Core 2.0 6 years ago
(14 Aug 2017)
Ended 5 years ago
(01 Oct 2018)
2.0.9
(10 Jul 2018)

Microsoft publishes new major releases of .NET Core on a regular cadence, enabling developers, the community and businesses to plan their roadmaps. Beginning with .NET Core 3.1, these releases will happen every November and every other release will be LTS. LTS releases are supported for three years after the initial release.

More information is available on the Microsoft .NET website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
dotnet --version

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