As you might know, Microsoft has released a service pack for .NET Framework 3.5 few days ago. Let’s see what it adds to the standard framework:
- ASP.NET Dynamic Data mechanism for quick scaffolding of the database operations
- ADO.NET Data Service framework, with REST-based service to expose data for its consumption by web services and WCF clients
- Entity Framework for ADO.NET, an middle-layer ORM and query mechanism that provides an abstract view of the data, detached from its physical implementation
- Improvements to the CLR engine (mainly for permissions and performance) and other components of the framework
You can download the SP1 from here.
Also, the .NET 3.5 training kit I was referring to before has been updated to the SP1 version. You can grab it here.