Parallel Extensions are part of the .NET Framework 4.0

Sat, October 11, 2008, 01:59 PM under ParallelComputing
There have been two CTPs for the "Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework 3.5" (readers of this blog will remember November and June).

Aligned with the recent announcement about .NET 4.0 coming, the pfxteam announced yesterday that Parallel Extensions gets rolled into .NET Framework 4.0.

This is great news because it means that there should be no concerns from a deployment, support and future versioning perspective: it is the same as the .NET Framework :-)

IMO it is a misnomer now to refer to these bits as Parallel Extensions since they are now part of the core: mscorlib.dll and system.core.dll. It is however still relevant to use the terms TPL and PLINQ, the two major components and that is what I did for the abstract of my PDC session.