.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.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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One comment on “.NET: Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 Officially Released
  1. Corey says:

    Although everything about the name and early info looked like CardSpace (formerly InfoCard) was a physical card thing, that’s not actually how it works. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert on it, but there are demos and FAQs and stuff available at this url: http://www.identityblog.com/

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