.NET Core 2.1 To Reach End Support August 21, 2021

Microsoft strongly recommended that you migrate your application to a supported version i.e, .NET 3.1 or later.

Recently, Microsoft announced that NET Core 2.1 will be reaching end of support on August 21, 2021. After this date there will be no more updates and security fixes.

In case your application uses NET Core 2.1, Microsoft strongly recommended that you migrate your application to a supported version – .NET 3.1 or later. To download these versions you can reach the .NET website.

Well, when .NET Core 2.1 reaches end of support, applications and services that use this version will still continue to run. But, Microsoft will not be issuing security updates for .NET Core 2.1 starting September 2021 when the company issue security updates for .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5.0.

Note that starting with the VS 2017 15.9.34 servicing update for March 2021, the .NET Core 2.1 component in VS will be changed from required to recommended. and, once .NET Core 2.1 reaches end of support, VS 2017 15.9 will be updated to make the .NET Core 2.1 component optional. So, then, these workloads in Visual Studio may be installed without installing .NET Core 2.1.

Source: Microsoft

The .NET Core cross-platform and Mobile development workloads will not be changed and the .NET Core 2.1 component remains as required as these workloads can not be used without .NET Core 2.1. Rather, the entire workload will be marked out of support.

For additional details, you can visit the official announcement here.



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