The next .NET release after .NET Core 3 will be branded as .NET 5, with Microsoft finally combining classic .NET with the open source .NET Core into a single platform.
Recent .NET Core Stories
Microsoft announced today that .NET Core 3 Will support Windows desktop applications via a set of add-on packs in 2019.
Microsoft has released .NET Core 2.0, a major new version of its cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform.
As you may have heard, Microsoft is slowly replacing its monolithic and proprietary .NET technologies with the open, modular, and cross-platform .NET Core.