.NET Core 2.0 Sees End of Life, 2.1.5 Update Released

.NET Core 2.0 in a sense "died" yesterday, Oct. 1, the official "end of life" date for that version of Microsoft's open source, modular and cross-platform modernization of the .NET Framework.

Microsoft provided a brief eulogy of sorts, noting that v2.0, introduced Aug. 14, 2017, "really began to open the path to the capabilities envisioned for .NET Core." Then it detailed how to move to the new long-term support (LTS) release, .NET Core 2.1. "We recommend that you make .NET Core 2.1 your new standard for .NET Core development," the company said.

To that end, a new October update was announced, featuring .NET Core 2.1.5 and .NET Core SDK 2.1.403.

Little new functionality was introduced, as the release was said to contain important reliability fixes. Docker images were updated, and the rollout of .NET Core 2.1.5 to Azure App Services was announced. To give time to migrate to v2.1.5, support for v2.0 will continue until June 27, 2019, on Azure App Services, the cloud app hosting service that backs cloud apps for Web and mobile clients that run on any platform.

All of the changes to .NET Core 2.1.5 and .NET Core SDK 2.1.403 can be seen in the commit list, which now includes ASP.NET Core and EntityFrameworkCore details.

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