If you're following the Windows Vista road through the Microsoft Connect site than you might have noticed that build 5456 of Windows Vista is available since June 24. Build 5465 of Windows Vista is the first post-beta 2 build. Paul Thurrott has a great overview of this build in his post "Windows Vista Build 5456 Overview and Screenshot Gallery".As a developer you're probably wondering what build of WinFX .NET Framework 3.0 comes with this post-beta 2 build. When you have installed build 5456 you don't have to worry about the .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components because they're installed automatically. This Windows Vista build comes with the .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components June CTP Build.
This June CTP build will work with build 5456 of Windows Vista and is not supported for users running the Windows Vista Beta 2 for .NET Framework 3.0 development. If you are using Windows Vista Beta 2 for .NET Framework 3.0 development, you can continue to use the Beta 2 release. The .NET Framework 3.0 June CTP runtime is a later version than the one that ships with Windows Vista Beta 2, and code that uses the .NET Framework 3.0 Beta 2 will not work with this CTP. For a fully enabled .NET Framework 3.0 developer experience with Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista build 5456 you will need to install the following downloads: