Microsoft has released and introduced the .NET 8 on Nov 14th, 2023, the latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version of a premier development platform. .NET 8 brings forth numerous enhancements in performance, stability, and security. Additionally, it incorporates improvements in platforms and tools, fostering increased developer productivity and innovation velocity.
You can download the .NET 8 from here
In this latest release, .NET transforms the landscape of constructing intelligent, cloud-native applications and high-traffic services designed to scale dynamically. Whether you opt for deployment on Linux or Windows, utilize containers, or follow a preferred cloud app model, .NET 8 simplifies the process of building such applications. It encompasses a collection of established libraries currently employed by numerous high-scale services at Microsoft. These libraries address fundamental challenges related to observability, resiliency, scalability, manageability, and beyond.
.NET 8 incorporate extensive language models such as OpenAI’s GPT seamlessly into your .NET application. Leverage a unified and robust component model for addressing all your web UI requirements through Blazor. Furthermore, you can effortlessly deploy your mobile applications on the newest versions of iOS and Android using .NET MAUI. Additionally, you can explore enhanced language features in C# 12 that enhance code conciseness and expressiveness.
.NET 8 Release notes
More details about the release can be found here.