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2 .NET framework’s Versions

3 .NET Framework Version Microsoft started development on the.NET Framework in the late 1990s originally under the name of Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS). By late 2000 the first beta [GI] (with bugs) versions of.NET 1.0 were released later on Version 1.1 and Version 2.0 were also released. Version 3.0 of the.NET Framework is included with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. Version 3.5 is included with Windows 7 and it can also be installed on Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. On 12 April 2010, dot.NET Framework 4 was released alongside Visual Studio 2010. And recently a latest version that is dot.NET Framework 4.5.

4 .NET Framework Version The.NET Framework family also includes two versions for mobile or embedded device use. 1.A reduced version of the.NET framework that is the.NET Compact Framework which is available on Windows CE platforms [GI], including Windows Mobile devices such as smart phones. 2.Additionally, the.NET Micro Framework is available to target various resource- constrained devices (devices that has limited resources and are not capable to support full dot. Net framework).

5 .NET Framework Stack

6 .NET Framework Version VersionVersion numberRelease dateVisual StudioDistributed with February 2002Visual Studio.NET April 2003 Visual Studio.NET 2003 Windows Server 2003 November 2005Visual Studio 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2 November 2006- Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 November 2007Visual Studio 2008 Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 April 2010Visual Studio 2010 August 2012Visual Studio 2012 Windows 8, Windows Server 8

7 .NET Framework Version.NET Framework 1.0 This is the first release of the.NET Framework, released on 13 February 2002 and available for Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP..NET Framework 1.1 This is actually the first major.NET Framework upgrade and was published on 3 April 2003. It is also part of the second release of Microsoft Visual Studio.NET (released as Visual Studio.NET 2003). This is the first version of the.NET Framework to be included as part of the Windows operating system, shipping with Windows Server 2003..NET 1.1 is the last available version for Windows NT 4.0. [GI]

8 .NET Framework Version Changes in 1.1 in comparison with 1.0 1.Built-in support for ASP.NET controls. Previously available as an add-on for.NET Framework, now part of the framework. 2.Security changes –enable Code Access Security in ASP.NET applications. 3.Built-in support for ODBC and Oracle databases. Previously available as an add-on for.NET Framework 1.0, now part of the framework. 4..NET Compact Framework – a version of the.NET Framework for small devices. 5. Numerous API changes i.e. up gradation in Base Class Library.

9 .NET Framework Version 2.0 Dot.NET Framework Version 2.0, Released with Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and was published on 22 January 2006. 1.It is included as part of Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. 2.It shipped with Windows Server 2003 R2 (however, by default it is not installed). 3.Version 2.0 without any Service Pack is the last version with support for Windows 98 and Windows Me. Version 2.0 with Service Pack 2 is the last version with official support for Windows 2000.

10 .NET Framework Version 2.0 Changes in 2.0 in comparison with 1.1  Numerous API changes i.e. up-gradation in Base Class Library.  SQL Server integration –.NET 2.0, VS 2005, and SQL Server 2005 are all tied together. .NET Micro Framework – a version of the.NET Framework related to the severely resource- constrained devices, initiative.  New personalization features for ASP.NET, such as support for themes and master pages.  Many additional and improved ASP.NET web controls.  New data controls with data binding ability are introduced.

11 .NET Framework Version 3.0.NET Framework 3.0, previously called WinFX was released on 21 November 2006. It includes a new set of managed code APIs and is part of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. It is also available for Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 as a download. There are no major architectural changes included with this release;.NET Framework 3.0 uses the Common Language Runtime of.NET Framework 2.0. Version 3.0 of the.NET Framework shipped with Windows Vista. It also shipped with Windows Server 2008 as an optional component (disabled by default).

12 .NET Framework Version 3.0 However.NET Framework 3.0 consists of four major new components: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), formerly code-named Avalon; which comes up with graphical rich design stuff and stunning user experiences. Silver light is coming as part of WPF in 3.5. WPF ’S powerful and flexible programming model integrates support for flexible layout, high-quality text, resolution- independent graphics, animation, video and 3D. WPF is the future web interface which will replace the Flash and other design stuffs.

13 .NET Framework Version 3.0 Windows Workflow Foundation (WF or WWF); Windows workflow Foundation comes up with 3.0 and 3.5 frameworks. WWF helps the users to the make the work flow of the application (similar to flow chart diagram) and control the flow in the back end through the programming language. The WWF helps the users to get a better understandability of the application just by looking at the workflow of the application.

14 .NET Framework Version 3.0 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF); formerly code-named Indigo; is the Windows communication foundation which is used for developing and deploying Windows and Web service. WCF come with so many advanced feature for implementing web services with enhanced security.

15 .NET Framework Version 3.0 Windows CardSpace: CardSpace is a Microsoft.NET Framework version 3.0 component that's designed to let users provide their digital identity to online services in a simple, secure and trusted way. It's an identity selector that pops up when a user needs to authenticate to a Web site or a Web service. CardSpace was previously called Infocard. On February 15th 2011, Microsoft announced that Windows CardSpace will not be shipped. Microsoft is currently working on a replacement called U- Prove.

16 .NET Framework Version 3.5 Version 3.5 of the.NET Framework was released on 19 November 2007, but it is not included with Windows Server 2008. As with.NET Framework 3.0, version 3.5 uses the CLR of version 2.0. A new.NET Compact Framework 3.5 was released with this update in order to provide support for additional features on Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE devices. The source code of the Base Class Library in this version has been partially released (for debugging reference only) under the Microsoft Reference Source License.

17 .NET Framework Version 3.5 Service Pack 1 The.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 was released on 11 August 2008. This release adds new functionality and provides performance improvements such as AJAX and LINQ. Reading Material: Two new data service components have been added, the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services. Two new assemblies for web development, System.Web.Abstraction and System.Web.Routing, have been added; these are used in the ASP.NET MVC Framework and, reportedly, will be utilized in the future release of ASP.NET Forms applications.

18 .NET Framework Version 3.5 Service Pack 1 is included with SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. It also featured a new set of controls called "Visual Basic Power Packs" which brought back Visual Basic controls such as "Line" and "Shape". Version 3.5 SP1 of the.NET Framework shipped with Windows 7. It also shipped with Windows Server 2008 R2 as an optional component (disabled by default).

19 .NET Framework Version 3.5.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Client Profile For the.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 there is also a new variant of the.NET Framework, called the ".NET Framework Client Profile", which at 28 MB is significantly smaller than the full framework and only installs components that are the most relevant to desktop applications.

20 .NET Framework Version 4 Microsoft announced the intention to ship.NET Framework 4 on 29 September 2008. The Public Beta [GI] was released on 20 May 2009. On 12 April 2010; the final version of.NET Framework 4.0 was launched alongside the final release of Visual Studio 2010. Key focuses for this release is: Parallel Extensions to improve support for parallel computing, which target multi- core or distributed systems. – So technologies like PLINQ (Parallel LINQ), which is a parallel implementation of the LINQ engine, and Task Parallel Library, which is exposes parallel constructs via method calls, are included.

21 .NET Framework Version 4.5 On 15 August 2012 a set of new or improved features is added to.NET Framework and a new version 4.5 was released. The.NET Framework 4.5 is only supported on Windows Vista or later version of windows.

22 General Information The software release life cycle is composed of different stages that describe the stability of a piece of software and the amount of development it requires before final release. Each major version of a product usually goes through a stage when new features are added, alpha stage; a stage when it is being actively debugged, beta stage; and finally a stage when all important bugs have been removed, stable stage. alpha stage; new features are added but application is not in running position, beta stage; application is running but having some errors. stable stage. Application is running and there is no error left.

23 General Information Microsoft Windows CE (now officially known as Windows Embedded Compact and previously also known as Windows Embedded CE and sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is an operating system developed by Microsoft for embedded systems. The NT in Windows NT stands for "New Technology." Windows NT was built with primarily the same interface as Windows 95, but included new technology such as preemptive multitasking and was the first 32-bit version of the Windows operating system. Some argue that because of the new networking options included with Windows NT, the abbreviation stands for "Networking Technology." However the official meaning of NT, according to Microsoft, is "New Technology."

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