Additional Framework Changes
While some of the most significant .NET Framework and tool changes have already been detailed, there are a few more changes of interest in version 1.1. What follows is not an exhaustive list of changes by any means, but merely changes that might be of most interest to the majority of developers.
The ODBC Namespace
The Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data provider is now included in .NET Framework 1.1. While not entirely new—as it has been available as a separate download for some time—it’s now included in the .NET Framework 1.1 installation. The ODBC namespace gives .NET Framework applications more ability to consume data from additional legacy data sources such as mainframes.