In May we delivered a good Beta 2 for .NET Framework 3.0, Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System. All work together (my main machine is now Windows Vista and Office 2007) just fine – with some niggles. But nothing major that has affected my productivity – which is good. Howevere there has been enough niggles for me to start looking fwd to the next CTP – and from their Release Candidates.
The good news is in June we got a new CTP of .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista.
- Windows Vista is available to a specific subset of early adopters already plugged into connect.microsoft.com for build downloads. If this makes no sense to you then apologies – you need to stick with Beta 2 for the moment.
- .NET Framework 3.0 with a new SDK can be download by folks with MSDN subscriptions or from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8D09697E-4868-4D8D-A4CF-9B82A2AE542D&displaylang=en
June .NET Framework 3.0 represents a release candidate (RC2 infact) for Workflow Foundation which is great news. If Workflow is your primary interest then download the June CTP, SDK and also the RC2 Workflow Extensions http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=63A80A4B-BD27-4124-A2A5-61786ADB626E&displaylang=en. Please note – June CTP is incompatible with Office Beta 2.
For the moment I have decided to stay with Beta 2 – in the main because it matches the conguration of most of our early adopters.
Check out a short post on some of the changes in Vista http://hive.net/Member/blogs/the_insider/pages/Windows-Vista-Build-5456.5.aspx