Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0??
For those who are unaware of this new development, Microsoft has decided to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. In fact many people had this question – “WinFX sounds great, but what happens to .NET?”. This renaming is basically to avoid this confusion. Read this blog entry for more information on this.
So what indeed is Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0? Well, to put in simple words, it is the new managed code programming model for windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework 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.
Please visit the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Community site: http://www.netfx3.com
The change is in name only and will not affect the technologies being delivered as part of the product. The .NET Framework 3.0 is still comprised of the existing .NET Framework 2.0 components, including ASP.NET, WinForms, ADO.NET, additional base class libraries and the CLR, as well as new developer-focused innovative technologies in WPF, WCF, WWF and WCS: