Provides developers with support for building .NET Framework 3.0 applications using Visual Studio 2005. The Visual Studio 2005 extensions for.NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP provides developers with support for building .NET Framework 3.0 applications using the released version of Visual Studio 2005. These tools are not supported by Microsoft but provided as is to enable early adoption of the .NET Framework 3.0 platform.
Users will be expected to upgrade to the Visual Studio Orcas release when that becomes commercially available. Any new technology in this space will be included in CTPs of the next full version of Visual Studio which is currently code named Orcas. The availability of this technology in Orcas will come online at various points during the development cycle and may have differences from features available by installing this product with Visual Studio 2005. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.