.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.