# Friday, June 09, 2006

If you attended realDEVELOPMENT_06 and really liked Infocard when I showed it to you, I have news: it's got a name now. Infocard was just a code name, which is why it said "Infocard" on the slides. Marketing has now christened it Windows CardSpace (WCS).

What's more, WinFX (which will be released with Vista but available on operating systems down to XP) will be called the NET Framework 3.0. That's handy, because I was spending a fair amount of time explaining what the heck WinFX was (the FX stands for framework, it's basically the .NET framework plus extra good stuff like WCF, WPF, WF, and Infocard WCS.) I think everyone will "get" what .NET Framework 3.0 means.

Nothing changes in the technology, just the names.


Friday, June 09, 2006 7:35:50 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [2]
Sunday, June 11, 2006 8:11:56 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi Kate, after reading the blog you linked to, it appears that .Net Framework 3.0 is actually all the W*F stuff running on top of .Net Framework (CLR) v2.0. That sounds like a whole new versioning nightmare which will lead to so much more confusion. Not to mention the size of the download... how big will it bloat out to know?
Sunday, July 29, 2007 7:22:03 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I’d be interested in an updated GoogleAnalytics chart (may be two with about six weeks coverage), just to see if the effect did wear off after a while and also, did others link to your new name with the same link-text (allinurl:…).
I hope you will publish a follow up.
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