.NET Framework 3.0 Officially Released
Last week Microsoft officially released .NET Framework 3.0. .NET Framework 3.0 is the latest managed code programming model for Windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework version 2.0 with new technologies for building applications that have visually compelling user experiences, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and the ability to support a wide range of business processes. These new technologies are Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows CardSpace.
The .NET Framework 3.0 is included as part of the Windows Vista operating system. If you are using Windows XP or Windows 2003, you can download the latest framework from Microsoft at:
- .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components
- Windows SDK for Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0
- Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation)
- Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP