Seit einigen Tagen steht die neue Version des .NET Framework in der Version 3.0 Release Candidate 1 zum Download bereit.

"... The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX), is the new managed code programming model for Windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework 2.0 with new technologies for building applications that have visually compelling user experiences, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and the ability to support a wide range of business processes. These new technologies are Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows CardSpace (formerly code named "Infocard"). Microsoft plans to ship .NET Framework 3.0 as part of the Windows Vista operating system. ..."


Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 RC1

Windows® Software Development Kit (SDK) for RC 1

Windows PowerShell RC1 (for .NET Framework 2.0 RTM) x86

Windows PowerShell RC1 (for .NET Framework 2.0 RTM) x64

Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation Release Candidate 5
Compatible with Microsoft Vista (RC1), Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Release Candidate 1, and Compatible with 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 2 Technical Refresh