After Microsoft renaming WinFx as Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0  (new managed-code programming model for Windows), the question in everyone’s mind is on deployment and availability of .NET Framework 3.0. Applications written for the .NET Framework 3.0 require the .NET Framework 3.0 to be installed on the computer where the application runs.

This recent article in MSDN briefly describes .NET Framework 3.0 and its relationship to earlier versions of the .NET Framework provides information on installing and deploying the Framework and describes how to detect whether the .NET Framework 3.0 is installed. A must-read for anyone planning to use .NET 3.0. The article also covers on how you can determine the version of .NET Framework installed in a machine. I had written earlier about how you can use IIS log files to determine the availability of .NET Framework amongst your end-users.


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