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Download .NET Universe Poster from Microsoft

Microsoft has made available for download a .NET Universe Poster. This poster illustrates the main .NET SDKs, Packages and Libraries, classified by application type and package type. It is a very useful download for .NET programmers and developers.

.NET Universe Poster

Microsoft .NET Framework  is a software framework that can be installed on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. It includes a large library of coded solutions to common programming problems and a virtual machine that manages the execution of programs written specifically for the framework.

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The main idea of the poster is to show how you can create any kind of application with .NET. This includes from the largest applications to the smaller apps – and it could be on desktops, tablets, smartphones, in the cloud or embedded environments.

The application types are shown as category – bucket in the poster and within each bucket the main libraries/SDKs/packages have been displayed. The main categories are:

  1. Emerging application patterns (Mobile, Web & Cloud)
  2. Established application patterns (Desktop and Embedded)
  3. Cross-Cutting concerns.

This .NET Universe Poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as the environment id moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous libraries and sub-frameworks.

You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center.