Preview: New Networking Features in the .NET Framework V3.5 codenamed Orcas

Among the new features in the runtime and IDE, the .NET Framework networking team has been busy adding new functionality. The core networking enhancements are: International Resource Identifier support for URIs - Finally URIs with international characters in the hostname or path are easily created and parsed with managed code. No more ASCII-only URLs. Socket […]

Among the new features in the runtime and IDE, the .NET Framework networking team has been busy adding new functionality. The core networking enhancements are:

  • International Resource Identifier support for URIs – Finally URIs with international characters in the hostname or path are easily created and parsed with managed code. No more ASCII-only URLs.
  • Socket Performance Improvements – In a joint effort between the System.Net and CLR team, socket throughput has increased by up to 70%
  • Easily create Peer to Peer applications in managed code with the new System.Net.PeerToPeer namespace: The System.Net.PeerToPeer namespace is built on the Windows Vista P2P platform.

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