.NET Framework Upgrade{Comments Off on .NET Framework Upgrade}

by Mike Y

Microsoft upgraded their .Net Framework and Visual Studio. The upgrade should “‘significantly increase’ scalability of .Net applications for both client and server.” It will allow for applications to be 10 to 20 times larger than they used to be. It also adds extra features including “ASP.Net Dynamic Data. Dynamic Data allows developers to build a data model using Language Integrated Query, the ADO.Net Entity Framework, or LINQ to SQL.” The updated client side’s application’s load time will decrease by up to 45%.

This is relevant to our class topic because we use ASP.net to develop websites that are dynamic through Visual Studio. With ASP.net we can incorporate data binding which “provides a simple and consistent way for applications to present and interact with data (“Data binding overview”)” and data source connecting which ” includes the data source type, connection information, and the type of credentials to use” (“Data connections, data).

The update provides a bid increase in performance. Only if upgrades dramatically improved all Microsoft software in the same way! It helps developers because it makes it easier to make and manage websites. The upgrade will also improve user experience because it will be a lot faster and help computers with lower performance. In web stores, user experience is everything.


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Data binding overview . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752347.aspx


Data connections, data sources, and connection strings (ssrs). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156450.aspx