But wait, wasn’t it just back in November that we announced that .NET Core 1.0.1 was available? Why, yes it was! And .NET Core 1.0.1 is still available, right alongside .NET Core 1.1.
The different versions exist because Microsoft is developing .NET Core with both “Long Term Support” (LTS) and “Fast Track Support” (FTS).
LTS (currently 1.0.1) is a slower development cadence, focused on stability and use on production sites. FTS (currently 1.1) is the bleeding edge stuff that so many of us love to tinker and experiment with, but probably don’t want to use on our production sites.
Our goal is to remain current with the LTS versions, while also providing you with the the latest FTS versions (though implementation of the latest FTS version may not always be as rapid as the LTS version).
Microsoft plans to continue work on the LTS and FTS versions simultaneously, so when you’re developing for production, remember that the LTS version should always be the more stable of the two.
So yes, .NET Core 1.1 is now available on all DiscountASP.NET servers.
And so is .NET Core 1.0.1 (though .NET Core 1.0.3 should be here very soon…).
This post on the MSDN site goes into much more detail about the versioning and development schedule than we can here, so if you’re curious, take a look at what they have to say.