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.NET Core

.NET Core is a cross-platform version of .NET for building websites, services, and console apps.

Version SDK  Runtime  Release Notes
.NET Core 3.0 x64 SDK | x86 SDK
(v3.0.100-preview3)
x64 Runtime | x86 Runtime
(v3.0.0-preview3)
Release notes
.NET Core 2.2 x64 SDK | x86 SDK
(v2.2.105)
x64 Runtime | x86 Runtime
(v2.2.3)
Release notes
.NET Core 2.1 x64 SDK | x86 SDK
(v2.1.505)
x64 Runtime | x86 Runtime
(v2.1.9)
Release notes
.NET Core 2.0 x64 SDK | x86 SDK
(v2.1.202)
x64 Runtime | x86 Runtime
(v2.0.9)
Release notes
.NET Core 1.1 x64 SDK | x86 SDK
(v1.1.13)
x64 Runtime | x86 Runtime
(v1.1.12)
Release notes
.NET Core 1.0 x64 SDK | x86 SDK
(v1.1.13)
x64 Runtime | x86 Runtime
(v1.0.15)
Release notes

.NET Framework

.NET Framework is a Windows-only version of .NET for building any type of app that runs on Windows.

Version Developer Pack  Runtime  Release notes
.NET Framework 4.7.2 Developer Pack Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 4.7.1 Developer Pack
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 4.7 Developer Pack
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 4.6.2 Developer Pack
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 4.6 Developer Pack
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 4.5.2 Developer Pack
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Runtime Release notes
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Runtime Release notes

Services

Service Tools Documentation
Microsoft Azure Azure SDK for .NET
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Developer Documentation
Office 365, Office & SharePoint Included in Visual Studio 2017 Developer Documentation
OneDrive Live SDK Developer Documentation
Bing Developer Documentation

Devices

Platform Tools Documentation
Xamarin Xamarin Tools for iOS and Android
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Developer Documentation

Gaming

Platform Tools Documentation
Unity Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Unity
Included in Visual Studio 2017
Developer Documentation