.NET: Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 Officially Released

NetFx3.com, a Microsoft community site for .Net 3.0 has announced that the 3.0 framework is now available. While there are no changes to VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET etc like there was with 1.1 to 2.0, .NET 3.0 adds a few new frameworks, namely Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, WIndows Workflow Foundation and Windows CardSpace.

I've come across articles or conference sessions on each of the frameworks except CardSpace.. seems like it's an account consolidation much like Passport..but this time, it's using physical cards. Passport never got hugely successful.. I suppose Microsoft has faith that CardSpace will be different.