Windows 10

Since the rollout of the latest feature update to Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, has begun, Microsoft is announcing the release of the .NET Framework 4.7.1. The .NET Framework 4.7.1 comes bundled with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and is also available on Windows 7 (and above) and Windows Server 2008 R2+.

For developers, Microsoft has added support for targeting the .NET Framework 4.7.1 in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview.

The .NET Framework 4.7.1 includes improvements in several areas:

  • Accessibility improvements in narration, high contrast and focus control areas
  • .NET Framework support for .NET Standard 2.0 and compiler features
  • More secure SHA-2 support in ASP.NET and System.Messaging
  • Configuration builders
  • ASP.NET Execution step feature
  • ASP.NET HttpCookie parsing
  • Enhancements in Visual Tree for WPF applications
  • Performance and reliability improvements

You can download the .NET Framework 4.7.1


For building applications targeting .NET 4.7.1 download the Developer Pack.

Supported Windows Versions

The .NET Framework 4.7.1 is supported on the following Windows versions:

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (included in-box)
  • Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

The .NET Framework 4.7.1 is supported on the following Windows Server versions:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

You can see the complete list of improvements in the .NET Framework 4.7.1 release notes.