Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 enables developers to build, deploy, and run XML Web services and Microsoft .NET connected applications. 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”).
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1 provides cumulative roll-up updates for customer reported issues found after the release of version 3.0. In addition, this release provides security improvements, and prerequisite feature support for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
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Supported Operating Systems:
Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
- Processor: 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Minimum); 1GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (Recommended)
- RAM:96 MB (Minimum); 256 MB (Recommended)
- Hard Disk: Up to 500 MB of available space may be required
- CD or DVD Drive: Not required
- Display: 800 x 600, 256 colors (Minimum); 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (Recommended)