In the first half of April 2010, I was telling you that Microsoft was gearing up to tailor the software development kit for Windows 7
in accordance with the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. Well, version 7.1 of the Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 is now available for download. Via the Microsoft Download Center, the Redmond-based company is offering two versions of the SDK, in either ISO or Web Setup format. Developers can, of course, grab the release immediately, and start taking advantage of the enhancements introduced since the previous version, which was delivered along with Windows 7 in 2009.
According to the software giant, the latest release of the SDK will enable developers to install it and build applications for the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XPSP3, and Windows Server 2003 R2. But just because the release is labeled Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 7.1, it does not mean that devs are limited to .NET 4.