In This Chapter
In November 2005, Microsoft released version 2.0 of the .NET Framework. WinFX and the Windows Communication Foundation are built on top of that framework and leverage key additions to the functionality version 2.0 provided.
To get the most out of this book, you will need to have an understanding of two features: Generics and
System.Transactions. This chapter provides an overview of these features, providing the prerequisite knowledge to complete the exercises in future chapters.
For those wanting to go deep in these areas, it is recommended that you visit http://msdn.microsoft.com. There you can find documentation and whitepapers on these subjects.