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    Thumbs up .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Released!

    Hello all,

    The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 has been released and weighs in at 231MB.

    It includes:

    .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 (requires .NET Framework 2.0)
    .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 (requires .NET Framework 3.0)
    .NET Framework 3.5 + SP1

    I'll include .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (plus all other August updates) in the next release of my Post XP SP3 Pack.

    NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements:

    ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that enables rapid data driven development without writing code, and a new addition to ASP.NET AJAX that provides support for managing browser history (back button support). For more information, see What’s New in ASP.NET and Web Development.

    Core improvements to the CLR (common language runtime) that include better layout of .NET Framework native images, opting out of strong-name verification for fully trusted assemblies, improved application startup performance, better generated code that improves end-to-end application execution time, and opting managed code to run in ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) mode if supported by the operating system. Additionally, managed applications that are opened from network shares have the same behavior as native applications by running with full trust.

    Performance improvements to WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), including a faster startup time and improved performance for Bitmap effects. Additional functionality for WPF includes better support for line of business applications, native splash screen support, DirectX pixel shader support, and the new WebBrowser control.

    ClickOnce application publishers can decide to opt out of signing and hashing as appropriate for their scenarios, developers can programmatically install ClickOnce applications that display a customized branding, and ClickOnce error dialog boxes support links to application-specific support sites on the Web.

    The Entity Framework is an evolution of the existing suite of ADO.NET data access technologies. The Entity Framework enables developers to program against relational databases in according to application-specific domain models instead of the underlying database models. For more information, see Getting Started with the Entity Framework. The Entity Framework introduces some additional features, including support for new SQL Server 2008 types, default graph serialization of Entities, and the Entity Data Source. This release of the Entity Framework supports the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008. The graph serialization work helps developers who want to build Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services that model full graphs as data contracts. The Entity Data Source provides a traditional data source experience for ASP.NET Web application builders who want to work with the Entity Framework.

    LINQ to SQL includes new support for the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008.

    The ADO.NET Data Services Framework consists of a combination of patterns and libraries, which enable data to be exposed as a flexible REST (Representational State Transfer)-based data service that can be consumed by Web clients in a corporate network or across the Internet. The ADO.NET Data Services Framework makes data service creation over any data source. A conceptual view model of the underlying storage schema can easily be exposed through rich integration with the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Services created by using the ADO.NET Data Services Framework, and also compatible Windows Live (dev.live.com) services, can be easily accessed from any platform. For client applications that are running on Microsoft platforms, a set of client libraries are provided to make interaction with data services simple. For example, .NET Framework-based clients can use LINQ to query data services and a simple .NET Framework object layer to update data in the service.

    Windows Communication Foundation now makes the DataContract Serializer easier to use by providing improved interoperability support, enhancing the debugging experience in partial trust scenarios, and extending syndication protocol support for wider usage in Web 2.0 applications.

    The .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server (SqlClient) adds new support for file stream and sparse column capabilities in SQL Server 2008.
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    All these different frameworks and SPs make my head spin. It's great to develop on but not so much fun to keep up to date.

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    Mmmmm Direct X over WPF, finally!

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    Only prob is that it doesn't specify whether there is a specific x64 download

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    Just installing it (I happen to be installing SQL Express 2008 which needs it) and it wasn't happy with the 197MB 'redistributable' download... the installer decided it needed another 15MB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Just installing it (I happen to be installing SQL Express 2008 which needs it) and it wasn't happy with the 197MB 'redistributable' download... the installer decided it needed another 15MB!
    Ignore that! Just realised that I'd grabbed v3.5 rather than v3.5 sp1

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    I decided to create a Post XP SP3 Pack for August 2008 as there were a lot of updates released this month. Including Office 2003, I had 20 updates to install. Must be a record for a single month!

    Download Post XP SP3 Pack for August 2008

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    It seems that they have altered the installer so it will only download then necesary componants.

    .NET 3.5 Summer Refresh Announced - Software Development Times On The Web

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    Only prob is that it doesn't specify whether there is a specific x64 download
    If you extract it using WinRAR or similar, it does include x64 components. Microsoft have made .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 universal

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    How many of you have downloaded the Post XP SP3 Pack for August 2008? Is the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2 being applied successfully?

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