The next release of the .NET platform is around the corner. The new annual cadence of releases makes .NET 6 the first long-term support release of the unified .NET. That makes it a more important event than most as it’s the first one that organizations can really trust to use as the foundation of their development strategy.
Microsoft recently published its first release candidate, one of two that will come with a “go live” license that ensures Microsoft support for production applications. This is always a big step. At this point, what had been used for prototypes and other tests gets used at scale, revealing any bugs. That’s why Microsoft makes support available, so the .NET team is able to see the edge cases that it couldn’t reach in its own tests.