.NET 5.0 Launches at .NET Conf, November 10-12

Beth Massi

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Save the date for .NET Conf, live streaming to a device near you November 10-12 on www.dotnetconf.net.

.NET Conf is a free, three-day, virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. This year .NET 5.0 will launch at .NET Conf 2020. Come celebrate and learn about the new release.

.NET Conf has been a virtual event since the beginning, and this year we are celebrating our 10th online conference. With everything that has happened this year, we know online conferences have become more important than ever. We have always strived to create a world class, engaging, virtual experience for all our attendees no matter where they are.

Over the course of these three days, there is a variety of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET teams. We have sessions streaming all day and night between day two and day three of the conference, so everyone can get involved regardless of your time zone. Ask questions live on Twitter, join the fun on Twitch, attend the virtual attendee party, play trivia games, and win prizes. Best of all, you can take what you learn here and become a better .NET developer.

Join the conversation and ask questions using the hashtag: #dotNETConf on Twitter. You can also subscribe to notifications about .NET Conf and future events.


We will be broadcasting 80+ live sessions with the last 24 hours featuring speakers in their local time zones. We will be syndicating on www.dotnetconf.net, Microsoft Learn TV, .NET YouTube channel and the Visual Studio Twitch channel.

The Keynote will kick off at 8AM Pacific Time on November 10th and we have a surprise guest that you will not want to miss!

Check out the full schedule and speakers here.

Day 1 – November 10

Day one is all about the big news, .NET 5 release. Join the .NET team on all the new things you can do with the latest release.

8:00 – 9:00 Keynote
9:00 – 16:30 Sessions from the .NET Team at Microsoft
16:30 – 18:00 Virtual Attendee Party! Engage with the sponsors and win prizes.
Day 2 – November 11

Day two is where we dive deeper into all the things you can do with .NET and our 24 hour broadcast begins.

9:00 – 17:00 Sessions from teams at Microsoft
17:00 – 23:59 Community Sessions in local time zones around the world
Day 3 – November 12

Day three continues our all day and night broadcast with speakers around the world in their own time zones.

0:00 – 17:00 Community Sessions in local time zones around the world

 All the times listed are in Pacific Time.

.NET Conf Community Virtual Events

The .NET Foundation is helping organizers around the globe pull together virtual community events between November 13, 2020 and January 31, 2021. There are already over 40 events happening with new events added every day. We encourage you to virtually attend an event in your local time zone and language.

Attend a virtual community event.

If you are interested in hosting a virtual event, browse through the “Event-in-a-box” on GitHub to find all the resources you need. Technical content will be available once the sessions are completed and workshop content will be supplied for you to use. The .NET Foundation can also help with streaming and speakers if needed. Add your event to the calendar by filling out the Virtual Community Event Request Form.

Prizes, Swag, and Fun

20+ sponsors are hosting a virtual attendee party and a technical treasure hunt where you can win prizes by answering .NET trivia questions and solving technical challenges. Tune into the broadcast at the end of day one to have some fun.

For now, check out some of the free digital swag and virtual swag bags from the generous sponsors. Enter to win one of twenty epic swag bags with incredible prizes. Download free digital swag like wallpapers, themes, 3D printable items, and more. You can also create your own coding companion by building your own custom dotnet-bot at mod-dotnet-bot.net.

We’ll see you there!


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  • Kevin Davis 0

    Looking forward to the conference!! Mahalo

  • Tony Henrique 0

    That is great news!

  • Johan Visser 0

    I hope that Visual Studio 16.8 will be ready as well.
    I like to start converting a number of my projects right away.

    • Beth MassiMicrosoft employee 0

      Yes, that’s the plan!

      • Johan Visser 0

        That is great.
        Thank you.

    • PoisnFang 0

      I honestly find this a little annoying. I would have already starting converting projects to .NET 5 in the RC version if I didn’t have to install a Visual studio preview version to do it…

      • Maximilien Noal 0

        You can still use the latest SDK + VSCode + the C# extension to do it.
        You only need to update the SDK first and keep the C# extension updated.
        It’s way faster than installing VS Preview.

  • Madanswer India 0

    I really loved working in Dot net, it is very user friendly and there are GUI is very handful.
    Hope to see new good features :). Please use the link for Dot net Questions and Answers

  • S T 0

    Hello Microsoft.

    Looking forward to .NET 5.0 but we also need to know how to block the installation on those application servers where its not supported.

    Is the registry key to block it, “BlockNetFrameWork50” and set the value to “1” ?

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  • devtommy 0

    Unfortunately nothing new about UWP.
    When will UWP get .NET 5?

  • David Mandy 0

    This is really good news, I look forward to it~

  • Ian Marteens 0

    Imposible to watch. Streaming constantly hangs.

  • S T 0

    As usual, Microsoft cant be bothered to answer anyone’s questions : – )

    • alwayswin1368 0

      I like fried chicken….and..Unfortunately nothing new about UWP…but i like this article....good job

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