.NET January 2021 Updates – 5.0.2, 3.1.11, 2.1.24
Today, we are releasing the .NET January 2021 Updates. These updates contains reliability and security improvements. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages.
You can download 5.0.2 , 3.1.11, 2.1.24 versions for Windows, macOS, and Linux, for x86, x64, Arm32, and Arm64.
- Installers and binaries: 5.0.2 | 3.1.11 | 2.1.24
- Release notes: 5.0.2 | 3.1.11 | 2.1.24
- Container images
- Linux packages: 5.0.2 | 3.1.11 | 2.1.24
- Release feedback/issues
- Known issues: 5.0 | 3.1 | 2.1
- Runtime : 5.0.2
- ASP.NET Core : 5.0.2 | 3.1.11
- EntityFramework Core : 5.0.2 | 3.1.11
- CoreCLR: 3.1.11
- CoreFX: 3.1.11 | 2.1.24
- Extensions: 3.1.11
- Winforms: 5.0.2
See release notes for Visual Studio compatibility for .NET Core 2.1 and .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5.0.
.NET Core 2.1 End of life
.NET Core 2.1 will reach end of life on August 21, 2021, as described in .NET Releases and per .NET Release Policies. After that time, .NET Core 2.1 patch updates will no longer be provided. We recommend that you move any .NET Core 2.1 applications and environments to .NET Core 3.1 in first half of 2021. It’ll be an easy upgrade in most cases.
This update of .NET Core 2.1 is the last update for .NET Core 2.1.6xx SDK since Visual Studio 16.0 is out of support as of January 2021. We will continue to update versions 2.1.5xx and 2.1.8xx until .NET Core 2.1 reaches end of life.
Support for ASP.NET Core 2.1 on .NET Framework will continue past the .NET Core 2.1 end of life, correct?
@Rahul when we can expect .NET Core 3.1.11 runtime to be default version on Azure (App/Functions Services)?
As of now, Azure is on old 3.1.8 version
Hello, The Azure App Services team is currently rolling out the new updates and they are expected to be available by end of January