.NET Framework 3.5 .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
Why do you need .NET Framework 3.5? Create applications that run anywhere: mobile devices, browsers, desktops, and servers Enables better collaboration between developers and designers to create rich user experiences Productivity improvements like LINQ to provide a single platform for quickly building apps that run anywhere Simplifies building applications with messaging systems and/or workflows Connected Compelling Ubiquitous & Productive
What was new in .NET Framework 3.0? build user interfaces for applications and media-rich experiences build and run connected systems, with a focus on Web services build workflow-enabled applications build secure online user authentication .NET FRAMEWORK Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Windows Cardspace
WCF Scenarios Source: MSDN Whitepaper “Application Deployment Strategies” by Michele Leroux Bustamante, IDesign Scenario Description Enterprise Web Services Support for simple web services based on SOAP protocol or advanced implementations that rely on WS*. Web 2.0 Services A web programming model that supports POX, REST, JSON, RSS and Atom. Intranet Applications Classic client-server applications and distribution of services behind the firewall. Queued Messaging Asynchronous calls, disconnected calls and publish and subscribe patterns. Workflow Services Coordinating calls from a workflow, exposing a workflow as a service, and durable services.