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  • Article: Intro to .NET 3.0 for Architects

    Mohammad Akif introduces the concepts behind .NET 3.0 that architects need to understand. Mohammad walks through the basics of Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Workflow Foundation and Windows Card Spaces.

  • Presentation: Billy Hollis on Windows Presentation Foundation Fundamentals

    Enjoy this Billy Hollis presention on Windows Presentation Foundation. Billy begins with the the reasoning behind WPF, moves to the basics and finishes with where WPF excels as a solution set.

  • Developers Petition Microsoft to Rename .NET Framework 3.0

    A group of developers are petitioning Microsoft to change the name of the announced ".NET Framework 3.0" back to "WinFX" or another less-confusing name. The source of the confusion is that the .NET Framework 3.0 will still run on version 2.0 of the CLR, which many consider synonymous with "the .NET framework." The petition has 210 signatures at the time of this writing.

  • .NET Framework 3.0 June CTP is out

    The June CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly, WinFX) is now available for download. This is an update since the Beta 2 release, and is intended for use with Windows Vista build 5456. Note that there is no Go-Live license available for this release.

  • WinFX renamed to .NET Framework 3.0

    Microsoft Corporate Vice-President S.Somasegar announced last week that WinFX would be renamed to the .NET Framework 3.0. "The .NET Framework has always been at the core of WinFX, but the WinFX brand didn't convey this."

  • Windows Vista Beta 2 And WinFX

    With the recent release of Windows Vista Beta 2 Microsoft has launched the WinFX Developer Center in support of the new operating system. This is an excellent starting point if you are a developer looking to create applications on the WinFX platform. Currently featured are articles and resources on Data Integration and Discoverability.