As I mentioned a few days ago, with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta we are taking some MAJOR steps toward making it easier for customers to acquire the .NET Framework. One of the ways we have done that is creating a client profile of the .NET Framework that includes only those parts of the framework that are relevant to client developers.
Several customers have asked me recently exactly what is in this subset. Well the good news is it is a very large subset of what you need in a client application. We profiled tons of client apps to be sure we got the right set. But we’d also love your feedback. Justin Van Patten has recently blogged out the official list of what is in this profile. This includes WPF, WCF, WinForms, System.Data, etc… Please check it out and give us your feedback.
Customers have also asked about the details of the development experience. How do you target this profile? How is it deployed? How does it work on different versions of Windows? etc. Troy Martez has done a great post that walks through all the details on targeting the .NET Framework Client Profile. We’d love your feedback on this as well!