The Inevitable Conclusion
We started off by looking for just how far .NET can go, but we really don’t have an answer. The .NET 3.0 Framework goes beyond just data handling and information management by adding the power of XAML and its wonderful display functions (straight from WinFX) to the existing “tried and tested” .NET 2.0 code-base, but it’s by no means the end.
As it is, Microsoft’s award-winning platform has obviously overtaken the competition, and has a winning horse on their hands. Surprising as it may be given their recent string of failures, Microsoft hasn’t bungled up .NET, and if it continues on the same path, it may even become the the only platform of the future. After all, if BlackComb is .NET-powered, what more does one need?