Dec 6 2006
I was very busy in my professional project since I came back from Chicago, and didn't have any time to post to the blog. Rather than posting incomplete or bad quality entries, I preferred to put the blog on hold for a small moment.
I took the time today to update my PCs to the final version of .NET 3.0, which was released in November. No big surprises, in fact the installation process is smoother than ever.
To install, you need:
- .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components
- Windows SDK for Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0
- Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP
If you also want to do Windows Workflow Foundation, you also need the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WF).
Note that the extensions for Visual Studio 2005 are still in CTP stage. For example, Cider (the WPF visual designer) is still at a very early stage, but can be useful for example to place your UI elements on a Canvas, etc...
All prototypes developed with the September CTP are still running fine with the final version. I also updated my WPF demo to run with .NET 3.0 final. Smooth ;-)