.NET April 2022 Updates – .NET 6.0.4, .NET 5.0.16 and, .NET Core 3.1.24

Dominique Whittaker

Today, we are releasing the .NET April 2022 Updates. These updates contain reliability and non-security improvements. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages.

You can download 6.0.4, 5.0.16 and, 3.1.24 versions for Windows, macOS, and Linux, for x86, x64, Arm32, and Arm64.

Additionally, starting this month, we will be making updates for .NET Core available for server operating systems via Microsoft Update (MU) on an opt-in basis. If you do not want to have your server operating systems updated automatically for you no action is required. If on the other hand you do want to leverage this for your servers, please review our blog post on automatic updates for server operating systems.


Visual Studio

See release notes for Visual Studio compatibility for .NET 6.0, .NET 5.0 and .NET Core 3.1.

OS Lifecycle Update

We will officially support Ubuntu 22.04 starting with May 2022 servicing updates.

We are also aware of an Open SSL error on Arm32 architecture and are actively working to address. This issue is being tracked here.


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  • Ben Page 0

    The release notes show SDK version 6.0.202 and 6.0.104. What is the reason for each version and which one should I use?

    • Daniel Steiner 0

      SDK 6.0.202: Visual Studio 17.1.4 or higher
      SDK 6.0.104: Visual Studio 17.0.8
      which version you should use: it depends on which Visual Studio version you’re using.

  • Mystery Man 0

    Hello, Dominique. Nice to meet you. This is your first post, isn’t it?

    I watch this space every Patch Tuesday. It’s a stressful day for a home admin.

    • Dominique WhittakerMicrosoft employee 0

      Thank you! Yes it’s my first post (I’m new to the team) and am trying to learn the ropes. Have a great day!

  • Alexey Leonovich 0

    1) automatic updates for server operating systems link is broken. Is should lead here
    2) .NET 5 will reach EOL on 8 May 2022. Is it planned that 5.0.16 will be the last patch or it will be 5.0.17 in May (so the only suitable Patch Tuesday date for .NET 5 remains 3 May 2022)?

  • Nikhil Barthwal 0

    Just FYI, The open SSL error that you mentioned in the post is not just on ARM32 but also on x64. Also, which day in May (approx) do you plan to support 22.04?

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