Day 1. Introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework

This week you learn about the tools that Visual Studio .NET offers. You'll get a good understanding of what types of applications you can create using Visual Studio .NET. But before we get to that point, you must have a solid understanding of what the .NET Framework is and what it can do for you. Understanding the internals of the .NET Framework helps you better understand what's happening when Visual Studio .NET is helping you create applications. By the end of the day, you'll have better insight into the technologies that make up the .NET Framework, how the .NET Framework fits into Microsoft's vision of the future of computing, and how things are much different from the past.

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