Microsoft .NET and .NET Core

Microsoft .NET and .NET Core follows the Modern Lifecycle Policy.

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Retirement Date
Microsoft .NET and .NET Core 2016-06-27T00:00:00.000-08:00 In Support


Version Start Date End Date
.NET 8 (LTS) 2023-11-14T00:00:00.000-08:00 2026-11-10T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET 7 2022-11-08T00:00:00.000-08:00 2024-05-14T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET 6.0 (LTS) 2021-11-08T00:00:00.000-08:00 2024-11-12T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET 5.0 2020-11-10T00:00:00.000-08:00 2022-05-10T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 3.1 (LTS) 2019-12-03T00:00:00.000-08:00 2022-12-13T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 3.0 2019-09-23T00:00:00.000-08:00 2020-03-03T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 2.2 2018-12-04T00:00:00.000-08:00 2019-12-23T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 2.1 (LTS) 2018-05-30T00:00:00.000-08:00 2021-08-21T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 2.0 2017-08-14T00:00:00.000-08:00 2018-10-01T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 1.1 2016-11-16T00:00:00.000-08:00 2019-06-27T22:59:59.999-08:00
.NET Core 1.0 2016-06-27T00:00:00.000-08:00 2019-06-27T22:59:59.999-08:00


Beginning with .NET 5.0, Microsoft .NET Core has been rebranded as .NET.

ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core follow the same lifecycle as .NET Core.