I’ve been having a discussion with some of my colleagues regarding how good a job we’ve done (and are doing) at explaining what WinFX actually contains.
In the interests of keeping everyone on the same page, I’m talking about a description of WinFX like this:
WinFX is the .NET Framework 2.0 with the addition of four specific new technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Infocard (codename).
The part I’m concerned about is the part in bold ie that WinFX is the .NET Framework…with additional pieces.
Do you think that the bulk of developers realise this? It’s really easy for us, who live with this stuff every day, to forget that most people have real lives to live and so might have missed the fact that WinFX is an evolution of the .NET Framework, so all of the good stuff you associate with .NET accrues to WinFX.
It may be a non-issue but I wanted to see if anyone had experience of this being a problem…or whether it’s just me.
Feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have a view.