.NET Framework 4.8 Released, get it now

A few days ago, Microsoft released the final version of .NET Framework 4.8. .NET Framework 4.8 is also available on Windows 7+ and Windows Server 2008 R2+. It is already integrated in Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update'. Here is how to get it.

This build includes an updated .NET 4.8 runtime as well as the .NET 4.8 Developer Pack (a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.8 runtime, the .NET 4.8 Targeting Pack and the .NET Framework 4.8 SDK).

See: Find Which .NET Framework Versions Are Installed

The .NET Framework 4.8 includes an updated toolset as well as improvements in several areas:

  • [Runtime] JIT and NGEN Improvements
  • [BCL] Updated ZLib
  • [BCL] Reducing FIPS Impact on Cryptography
  • [WinForms] Accessibility Enhancements
  • [WCF] Service Behavior Enhancements
  • [WPF] High DPI Enhancements, UIAutomation Improvements

You can see the complete list of improvements in the .NET Framework 4.8 release notesReference sources have also been updated for .NET 4.8.

You can install .NET 4.8 from the .NET Download site. For building applications targeting .NET Framework 4.8, you can download the NET 4.8 Developer Pack. If you just want the .NET 4.8 runtime, you can try:


The .NET Framework 4.8 is supported on the following Windows versions:

  • Windows 10 version 1903
  • Windows 10 version 1809
  • Windows 10 version 1803
  • Windows 10 version 1709
  • Windows 10 version 1703
  • Windows 10 version 1607
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server version 1803
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

That's it.

Source: .NET Blog.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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