Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 final is available; avoid the RC

For some reason searching for .Net 4.5 on  Google brings up the link to the .NET 4.5 Release Candidate download, when the final is available.

You can grab it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653

(I seem to recall this happening back when .NET 4 was released – you would think MS would put a big note that the Final is out, but instead I found it in the “What other’s are downloading” below.

While you’re at it, check out the new features: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171868.aspx

Probably my favorite new functionality is the async / await pattern for asynchronous coding. It is so ridiculously much better than the delegate / callback pattern you have NO idea. Seriously, we’re talking an order of magnitude reduction in code complexity.

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