[Nicholas Allen:Indigo] Windows Communication Foundation V1 Now Available!

by M. David Peterson

Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog : V1 RTM Downloads

V1 RTM Downloads

After a long wait, WCF V1 is now available! We will of course be shipping with Vista, but the online download is accessible now. Everyone should be upgrading from the beta and RC releases now. Remove any previously installed versions before attempting to upgrade.

Here are the download materials:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package
Microsoft� Windows� Software Development Kit for Windows Vista™ and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components

You can also get the Visual Studio Orcas extensions corresponding to this release.
Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP

SWEET! Congratulations to all of those in whom played a role in bringing WCF into being. Today *MOST DEFINITELY* marks the day that a whole new world of intra and inter-application communication interop will begin to make itself known in ways I don't think most of us have even imagined.

That said, I don't think it will take very long for the development world to realize what is now possible that simply was not possilble -- at least not very easily, anyway -- before now.

Thanks MSFT!