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New Visual Studio Technologies

If you are like me and have missed all the new products released last week, here you go: .NET 3.0, ASP.NET AJAX (formerly "Atlas", which is the new way to code web apps in VS) and all the other new extentions for Visual Studio (WWF - Windows Workflow Foundation, which is just .NET 3.0), here are the links to install. If you are serious about Vista development, you should check it out! Install them in that order:

- .NET 3.0 Framework (seems to be the final version now, 2 MB download, will get 45 MB additional MB in the installer, you need Win XP SP2 or Vista)
- Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET 3.0 (WWF - Windows Workflow Foundation)
- Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET 3.0, November 2006 CTP (WCF and WPF, which means Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation)

And for Ajax use this links in this order

- ASP.NET AJAX Beta2
- AJAX November CTP (more functionality, but still in CTP status)
- AJAX Control Toolkit (very useful controls in here)

Other new stuff:
- Office 2007 Visual Studio Tools on the "Ready for a New Day" site (new site about all the new VS solutions)
- Windows SDK for Windows Vista
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition