Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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.NET Framework 3.0 (WinFX) RTM

As the final runup to Vista RTM continues, Microsoft has announced at the .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly WinFX) has RTMed and is available on Microsoft Downloads. This is a significant milestone for the Developer Division, and delivers on some of the promise of Windows Vista programmability on earlier platforms.


  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Workflow Foundation
  • Windows CardSpace

Download the quick installer
Download the full x86 redistributable
Download the full x64 redistributable

IMPORTANT: If you have installed previous pre-release versions of the .NET Framework 3.0, such as Beta 2, RC1 or Community Technical Preview (CTP) builds, then you must uninstall these versions using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel before installing this final release version.

Posted on Nov 06 2006, 04:47 PM by Robert McLaws
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  • I've posted the details over at Time to build cool stuff with WPF!

    November 6, 2006 6:58 PM
  • I've posted the details over at Time to build cool stuff with WPF!

    November 6, 2006 6:59 PM
  • I have read in a lot of blogs this morning about how Office 2007 has gone RTM. This is kinda cool, but

    November 6, 2006 9:10 PM
  • Via Robert McLaws (aka the man with his finger on the .Net pulse over at MS): As the final runup to Vista

    November 6, 2006 11:37 PM
  • Yomero JAckson said:

    Que bueno, ya era hora...

    November 7, 2006 3:07 AM
  • Parvenu74 said:

    What was the final answer: can you load WinFX on Windows 2000?

    November 7, 2006 8:27 AM
  • Well, another day, another RTM. This time the .NET Framework 3.0. Very cool! Published with BlogMailr[update]...

    November 9, 2006 10:25 AM
  • May 23, 2008 5:08 PM