The Version 4.1 release of the .NET Micro Framework is now available at the Microsoft Download Center (link). This release has been in public beta for some time and we expect it to be very stable. It is available at the Microsoft Download Center – just search for “.NET Micro Framework 4.1” or follow the specific links below to the parts you are interested in. .
Note: Please remove previous versions of .NET Micro Framework before trying to install. With the Multi-targeting support mentioned below, this release will support your work on multiple versions. The installations with multiple files (like the Porting Kit) are much more successful if you save the extracted files to your local disk and install from there.
There are 7 files to choose from in this release. These are:
Of course, a soon as we are done with one thing, the question is ‘What’s next’? The .NET Micro Framework team is looking hard at the problems on network connected devices – this is a very exciting area that we will be working on. There are a number of ideas floating around from the input that we have gotten on the discussion site. The Core Tech team will be reviewing those again now that we are finished with this release. So, keep your suggestions coming into the Product Change Proposals discussion group. Also, this is the first release that has included the work of the community. We want to see that contribution grow so think about what you might be able to do help and how we can increase the ability for the community to participate. In that vein, we will be announcing some changes in the development process to make it more visible and interactive in the near future.
If you have any issues that you want to discuss, please contact us at the Support, Queries, Bug Reports discussion group.
Thanks to everyone for their support on the platform and especially to the volunteers who contributed to this release – Eric Harlow, Jens Kühner, Jan Kučera, and the folks who contributed issues and suggestions.