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Microsoft releases .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is a cumulative update with service updates to the .NET 2.0 and 3.0 subcomponents, and contains many new features for the .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5.

Quick overview of what’s new:

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data is now included, providing rich scaffolding framework for rapid data driven development without writing code. See What's new in ASP.NET and Web Development for more info.
  • Addition to ASP.NET AJAX for managing browser history (back button support).
  • Core improvements to the CLR (Common Language Runtime)
  • Performance improvements to WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
  • Additional functionality in WPF: better support for line of business apps, native splash screen support, DirectX pixel shader support, and a new WebBrowser control.
  • ClickOnce application publishers can opt out of signing and hashing.
  • Entity Framework (an evolution of the well known ADO.NET) is included and has new features like support for SQL Server 2008. See Getting Started with the Entity Framework for more info.
  • LINQ to SQL and SqlClient (.NET Framework Data Profider for SQL) now support the date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008.
  • ADO.NET Data Services Framework is included, and enables data to be exposed as flexible REST (Representational State Transfer) data services.
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) has improvements to the DataContract Serializer.

Downloads & links:

After installation, immediately install the update KB959209 to address a set of known application compatibility issues!

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  Posted by oVan on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 | PermaLink | 0 comments
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