Versions of .NET

Release 5.0.0-preview.8

  • Released on 2020-08-25
  • Runtime 5.0.0-preview.8.20407.11
  • SDK 5.0.100-preview.8.20417.9
  • ASP.NET Runtime 5.0.0-preview.8.20414.8
  • Windows Desktop Runtime 5.0.0-preview.8.20411.6

SDK 5.0.100-preview.8.20417.9

  • Visual Studio 2019 (v16.8, Preview 2)
  • Visual Studio 2019 for Mac (v8.8)
  • C# 9.0-preview
  • F# 5.0-preview
  • VB 15.5

Release notes


.NET 5.0.0 Preview 8 - August 25, 2020

.NET 5.0.0 Preview 8 is available for download and usage in your environment. This release includes .NET 5.0.0 Runtime Preview 8 and .NET SDK 5.0.100 Preview 8.

The .NET SDK 5.0.100 Preview 8 includes .NET 5.0.0 preview Runtime so downloading the runtime packages separately is not needed when installing the SDK. After installing the .NET SDK 5.0.100 preview, the following command will show that you're running version 5.0.100-preview.8.20417.9 of the tools.

dotnet --version

Your feedback is important and appreciated. We've created an issue at dotnet/core #5114 for your questions and comments.


SDK Installer1 SDK Binaries1 Runtime Installer Runtime Binaries ASP.NET Core Runtime
Windows x86 | x64 x86 | x64 | ARM x86 | x64 | ARM64 x86 | x64 | ARM | ARM64 x86 | x64 | ARM |
Hosting Bundle2
macOS x64 x64 x64 x64 x641
Linux Snap and Package Manager x64 | ARM | ARM64 | x64 Alpine - x64 | ARM | ARM64 | x64 Alpine x641 | ARM1 | ARM641 | x64 Alpine1
Checksums SDK - Runtime - -
  1. Includes the .NET Runtime and ASP.NET Core Runtime
  2. For hosting stand-alone apps on Windows Servers. Includes the ASP.NET Core Module for IIS and can be installed separately on servers without installing .NET Runtime.

Visual Studio Compatibility

.NET 5 Preview 8 requires Visual Studio 2019 16.8 Preview 2 to take full advantage of all its features. .NET 5 Preview 8 won't work properly in earlier versions of Visual Studio. Visit Visual Studio Preview to learn about VS previews.

Docker Images

The .NET Core Docker images have been updated for this release. Details on our Docker versioning and how to work with the images can be seen in "Staying up-to-date with .NET Container Images".

The following repos have been updated

Notable Changes in 5.0.0 Preview 8

Here is list of some of the additions and updates we're excited to bring in Preview 8. See the .NET and ASP.NET Core blogs for additional details.

For a roadmap and reference to ongoing efforts for .NET 5, see .NET 5.0 Runtime Epics on GitHub.