Thursday, September 16, 2021

.Net Release Schedule

There has been some confusion created with the release of .Net and .Net Core releases and how their support will be impacted in the near future.  Listed below is a summary from the Microsoft Support Policy:

.NET and .NET Core refer to several technologies including the runtime, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, and more.
.NET Core and future versions of .NET provide Long Term Support (LTS) releases that get three years of patches and free support.
Patches to releases are compatible, which eliminates risk adversely affecting applications.

For details, see the .NET and .NET Core support policy.



Original Release Date

Latest Patch Version

Patch Release Date

Support Level

End of Support

.NET 5

November 10, 2020


September 14, 2021


6 months after .NET 6 release (around May 2022)

.NET Core 3.1

December 3, 2019


September 14, 2021


December 3, 2022



For better visualization of the .Net roadmap, see the timeline below for release dates of past, present, and future releases.


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