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@2019-12-22 15:32:27

NET Core 3.1 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release

.NET Core 3.1 was now available and was ready for production use on Dec 3, 2019. The most important feature is that .NET Core 3.1 is an long-term supported (LTS) release and will be supported for three years.

You can download .NET Core 3.1, for Windows, macOS, and Linux:

ASP.NET Core and EF Core were released in the same day.

Visual Studio 2019 16.4 was also released in the same day and includes .NET Core 3.1. 

@2020-01-20 10:00:23

Download .NET Core

Version Status Latest release Latest release date End of support
.NET Core 3.1 (recommended) LTS 3.1.1 2020-01-14 2022-12-03
.NET Core 3.0 Maintenance 3.0.2 2020-01-14 2020-03-03
.NET Core 2.2 End of life 2.2.8 2019-11-19 2019-12-23
.NET Core 2.1 LTS 2.1.15 2020-01-14 2021-08-21
.NET Core 2.0 End of life 2.0.9 2018-07-10 2018-10-01
.NET Core 1.1 End of life 1.1.13 2019-05-14 2019-06-27
.NET Core 1.0 End of life 1.0.16 2019-05-14 2019-06-27
@2020-11-21 13:17:36

Listing the Installed .Net Core SDKs

open a new PowerShell command prompt from the Windows Start menu and run the following command to display a list of the installed .NET Core SDKs.

dotnetq --list-sdks

Here is the output from a fresh installation on a Windows machine that has not been used for .NET Core:

3.1.403 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk]

@2020-12-04 16:52:35

Starting in December 2020, Microsoft will be delivering .NET Core updates on Windows via Microsoft Update. This will enable organizations to manage .NET Framework and .NET Core updates in the same way.

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