.Net Framework v4.8

All our .NET products released after Saturday 16th January 2021 require the Microsoft NET Framework v4.8 (or greater) be installed on all PC's & servers that run our software. This version should already have been downloaded & installed when your windows 10 system gets automatically updated, If not the installer will guide you through the process. If for any reason this does not happen, perhaps because of a permissions issue or company policy, it can be manually installed from the following link https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework/net48 by clicking the Download .NET Framework 4.8 Runtime Button.

 

All operation of our .NET software after upgrading should be transparent to the user with no side effects. The reasons we are forcing the change to v4.8 is because it is the last major release of the full framework, with periodic critical security, reliability, and bug-fix updates released as needed, which cannot be guaranteed on older versions such as 4.6.1 (that we have been using since 2016). Lower versions of the .NET Framework are being deprecated by Microsoft, who have introduced the new .NET 5 technology to assist in better integration of new software across different platforms

 

If It all seems a little confusing, well, it can be, however for the end user of our products it is nothing to be concerned about, as the millions of systems historically developed by vendors using the .NET Framework will have a long life yet