For organizations using .NET 5.0, you’d better take note of Microsoft’s recent announcement. .NET 5.0 will reach end of support on May 8, and after the .NET May 2022 updates, Microsoft will no longer provide updates including security fixes or technical support for this version.
.NET and .NET Core refer to several technologies including the runtime, ASP.NET Core, and Entity Framework Core. Looking for the support policy for another part of the .NET platform? See the .NET Support Policy page.
The following table tracks release dates and end of support dates for .NET and .NET Core versions.
So, what should .NET 5.0 customers do? It’s time to migrate your applications to .NET 6.0. You can download .NET 6.0 from the .NET website.
For more information about installing the newest version of .NET, check out this informative Microsoft blog.
And, as always, if you have any questions, our Microsoft experts are here ready to help.