What version of the .NET Framework is included in which version of the OS?

Its been quite sometime that, we have recieved questions on what version of the .NET Framework is included in which version of the OS? The main reason for this question is that, when the .NET Framework is installed as a part of the OS, it does not appear in the Programs and Features (or Add/Remove Programs) control panel. This post exactly gives you this information.

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An excellent ebook on Applications for Developers and Solution Architects

Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications. The guide will helps you to understand the underlying architecture and design principles and patterns for developing successful solutions on the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework. This book also guides you through to identify appropriate strategies and design patterns that will help you design your solution’s layers, components, and services. Also creating solutions for rich internet, desktop and mobile applications are discussed.

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Microsoft makes .NET Micro Framework 4.0 Open Source

Yesterday, at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) at Los Angeles, Microsoft announced not only the release of version 4.0 of the.NET Micro Framework, but also their stratergies towards open sourcing the product and making it available under the Apache 2.0 license, which is already being used by the community within the embedded space.

Microsoft is planning on establishing a core technology team that is made up of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft contributors that continues the goals of producing a high quality product for very small devices. This group will act as the gateway to community contributions while, at the same time, Microsoft Developers will continue add functionality and coordinate with the overall .NET team.

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