It provides a highly productive environment for integrating existing investments with next-generation applications and services.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX), is the new managed code programming model for Windows. It installs the runtime and associated files required to run applications developed to target the .NET Framework.
Furthermore, it improves scalability and performance of applications with improved caching, application deployment and updating with ClickOnce. Also it gives a support for the broadest array of browsers and devices with ASP.NET controls and services.
It combines the power of the version 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").
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