Windows 8 and .Net Framework 3.5 - Ask the Core Team
With each new release of Windows, it's a challenge to balance keeping the OS footprint small with maintaining forward compatibility for applications and devices. The .Net Framework is at the heart of this challenge. In Windows 8, Microsoft decided to take a new approach to the way that such features are installed. In this post, I will describe the new approach, how the changes might affect you, and how you can prepare for them to ensure a smooth transition to Windows 8.