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.NET Releases

The .NET team releases new major versions of .NET annually, each November. Releases are either Long Term Support (LTS) or Standard Term Support (STS), and transition from full support through to end-of-life on a defined schedule, per .NET release policies. .NET releases are supported by Microsoft on multiple operating systems and hardware architectures.

All .NET versions can be downloaded from the .NET Website, Linux Package Managers, and the Microsoft Artifact Registry.

Supported releases

The following table lists supported releases.

Version Release Date Support Latest Patch Version End of Support
.NET 8 November 14, 2023 LTS 8.0.7 November 10, 2026
.NET 6 November 8, 2021 LTS 6.0.32 November 12, 2024

Preview releases

The following table lists unsupported preview releases.

Version Release Date Support Latest Patch Version End of Support
.NET 9 November 12, 2024 STS 9.0.0-preview.6 May 12, 2026

End-of-life releases

The following table lists end-of-life releases.

Version Release Date Support Final Patch Version End of Support
.NET 7 November 8, 2022 STS 7.0.20 May 14, 2024
.NET 5 November 10, 2020 STS 5.0.17 May 10, 2022
.NET Core 3.1 December 3, 2019 LTS 3.1.32 December 13, 2022
.NET Core 3.0 September 23, 2019 STS 3.0.3 March 3, 2020
.NET Core 2.2 December 4th, 2018 STS 2.2.8 December 23, 2019
.NET Core 2.1 May 30, 2018 LTS 2.1.30 August 21, 2021
.NET Core 2.0 August 14th, 2017 STS 2.0.9 October 1, 2018
.NET Core 1.1 November 16th, 2016 LTS 1.1.13 June 27, 2019
.NET Core 1.0 June 27th, 2016 LTS 1.0.16 June 27, 2019