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.NET Framework 3.0 June CTP is out

by Marcie Jones on Jun 27, 2006 |
As announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft combined the components of WinFX under a new brand name:  .NET Framework 3.0.  The .NET Framework 2.0 will be included as a part of the .NET Framework 3.0, along with several other new technologies.  Confused yet?  

The components of the .NET Framework 3.0 are as follows:
  • .NET Framework 2.0 (runtime)
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows CardSpace (formerly, InfoCard)

The June CTP is now available for download.  This is an update since the Beta 2 release, and is intended for use with Windows Vista build 5456.  Tim Sneath outlines some of the breaking API changes for WPF.  Note that there is no Go-Live license available for this release. 

Microsoft has also provided some free hands-on labs to help you get started with Windows Workflow Foundation, which Microsoft is trying to abbreviate as "WF" rather than the wrestling-connoted "WWF":  

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