.NET December 2020 Updates – 5.0.1

Rahul Bhandari (MSFT)

Today, we are releasing the .NET December 2020 Update. These updates contains reliability and other non-security improvements. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages. Also starting today, .NET Core updates will be delivered via Microsoft Update including Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Microsoft Update Catalog. See our previous post on about .NET Core updates coming to Microsoft Update for more information about this.

You can download .NET 5.0.1, for Windows, macOS, and Linux, for x86, x64, Arm32, and Arm64.


Visual Studio

For Visual Studio users, you need Visual Studio 16.8 or later to use .NET 5.0 on Windows and the latest version of Visual Studio for Mac) on macOS. The C# extension for Visual Studio Code supports .NET 5.0 and C# 9.



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  • Morten 0

    Still no sign of ASP.Net Core for VB as promised???

    • Calvin Nel 0

      is there some language specific feature that is only exposed in VB, if not then just change to C#, VB is significantly harder to read than c#, and there are so many conversion helpers…. wouldn’t take more than a week to convert even really large projects, or well maybe 2 months depending but still the advantages readability wise would be worth the investment in the conversion. just my 2 cents

      • li lee 0

        Bill Gates: vb is the most beautify language in the world 🙂

        I think so.

  • Dim Terant 0

    Thank you for EF update. t

    • Crossmyheart andhopetodie 0

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  • S T 0

    Hello Microsoft ,

    Looking forward to working with .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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