I couldn’t find an answer for this, so figured a quick post may help someone out on this issue since people are experiencing this.
Initially despite best practice, explicitly setting a version for the Microsoft.AspNetCore.Net package resolved a pipeline library confliction issue, where it could not determine the correct package to restore on the Pipeline side.
Then came the following host of errors:
Error : NETSDK1061: The project was restored using Microsoft.NETCore.App version 1.0.0, but with current settings, version 2.2.0 would be used instead. To resolve this issue, make sure the same settings are used for restore and for subsequent operations such as build or publish. Typically this issue can occur if the RuntimeIdentifier property is set during build or publish but not during restore. For more information, see https://aka.ms/dotnet-runtime-patch-selection.
Some people resolved this issue, by specifying their projects to target the latest runtime, however in my scenario, apparently the pipeline still wanted to restore using 1.0.0