Welcome to the .NET Framework 3.5 Resource Center. The Microsoft NET Framework includes components for user interfaces, database connectivity, data access, security, web application development, networking and more. New features in .NET Framework 3.5 include the integration of LINQ (Language Integrated Query); ASP.NET Ajax; web protocol support for building WCF services; tooling support for WF, WCF and WPF; and new classes in the .NET Framework 3.5 base class library (BCL). In our .NET Framework 3.5 Resource Center, you'll find links to:
- The blog entry, "What's New in the .NET Framework 3.5," from Jack Gudenkauf of Microsoft.
- Brad Abrams of Microsoft blogs about the features of Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5, Silverlight and ASP.NET.
- The blog entry, “ASP.NET AJAX in .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008,” by Scott Guthrie.
- Wallace McClure’s blog that discusses .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008, AJAX, ASP.NET and more.
- The tutorial, "On the Horizon for ASP.NET and Beyond," by Granville Barnett. Discusses .NET 3.5, LINQ, Silverlight 1.0, features of ASP.NET and more.
- The book, Programming .NET 3.5, by Jesse Liberty and Alex Horovitz.
- The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Community (NetFx3) blogs.
- "In and Out of Orcas," by Kathleen Richards. Discusses the next generation of Visual Studio (code named Orcas), the ADO.NET Entity Framework, LINQ, Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), WPF, WCF, Windows Workflow Foundation and more.
- "XAML Overview," from Microsoft.
- The article, "ORM in .NET 3.5," by Luke Stratman. Discusses what object-relational mapping (ORM) is, ORM concepts, ORM in .NET 3.5 and more.
- Sample chapters that discuss Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communications Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow and more.
- Aspose.Network for .NET 3.5 from Aspose—a suite of .NET components for network programming.
- The Windows Presentation Foundation blog that discusses how to download .NET 3.5, 3.5 features, live search in a Silverlight avatar, WPF tools, WPF samples and more.
- The video course, Developing Applications with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), by Brian Noves.
- .NET 3.5 blogs, books, tutorials, tools and downloads, and more.