It’s time to upgrade your existing .NET core application running on 2.0 to .NET core 2.1 as .NET core 2.0 support from Microsoft will be ended on 1st October 2018. 


.NET Core 2.0 was released in Q3-2017 and .NET Core 2.1 was released in May 2018. As per Microsoft support policy, if there is any new release the previous release support will be available only for next 3 months.

Also, .NET core 2.0 is released as non-LTS (Long Term Support) and it should stop support by next 3 months from the release date of next version (.NET core 2.1) i.e., by 1st of September 2018. But, while upgrading version from .NET core 2.0 to 2.1 it getting fail due to some critical diagnostics issue with .NET Core 2.1 and team are working closely on this issue and announced a fix will be available in August 2018 release.

Due to this migration issue, the support end date of .NET core 2.0 is extended for the next one month and decided to end on 1st October 2018.

Why the .NET core 2.1?

.NET core 2.1 is released as LTS (Long Term Support) and it will be supported for a long lifetime.

Help Links

Migrate from .NET Core 2.0 to 2.1

Migrate from ASP.NET Core 2.0 to 2.1


Happy Coding 🙂