Richard Turner posted:
It seems like we've been waiting for this particular release of technologies forever. For those who have been following the story since our coming out at PDC 2003, the subsequent SDRs (Software Design Reviews), early-adopter programs, CTPs and Betas, can finally see that the light further down the tunnel is in fact the end, and not an oncoming train! I would like to thank all of you who have worked with us over the last 3+ years and helped us make the technologies shipping within the .NET Framework 3.0 so exciting and compelling.
The .NET Framework truly delivers a revolutionary set of capabilities – from the simple and yet amazingly powerful communication fabric that WCF delivers to the incredible flexibility that Workflow can add to your apps and systems; from the amazing user experiences WPF enables designers and developers to create, to the revolutionary approach to authentication that CardSpace introduces – the .NET Framework 3.0 sets the standard for modern application development platforms and is the foundation for a whole new era of rich, sophisticated, flexible and interoperable systems that you will create.
Go download the .NET Framework 3.0 - Release Candidate and the SDK for RC 1 of Wndows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 and test them out – if you find any bugs, now is the time to tell us ;)
So get to it!
Previously posted at blog.Solidsoft.com