Announcing Entity Framework Core 2.1 RC 1

App Center Team

Today, we are excited to announce that the first release candidate of EF Core 2.1 is available, alongside .NET Core 2.1 RC 1 and ASP.NET Core 2.1 RC 1, for broad testing, and now also for production use!

EF Core 2.1 RC1 is a “go live” release, which means once you test that your application works correctly with RC1, you can use it in production and obtain support from Microsoft, but you should still update to the final stable release once it’s available.

Go live support for EF Core RC1 extends to the base functionality in EF Core and to the providers that are developed as part of the Entity Framework Core project, like the SQL Server, SQLite, and in-memory database providers. If you are using any other providers, we recommend you verify what level of support you can get from their corresponding developers.


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