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Microsoft started development on theÂ .NET FrameworkÂ in the late 1990s originally under the name of Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS). By late 2001 the first beta versions of .NET 1.0 were released.Â The first version of .NET Framework was released on 13 February 2002, bringingÂ managed codeÂ toÂ Windows NT 4.0,Â 98,Â 2000,Â MEÂ andÂ XP.
Since the first version, Microsoft has released nine more upgrades for .NET Framework, seven of which have been released along with a new version ofÂ Visual Studio. Two of these upgrades, .NET Framework 2.0 and 4.0, have upgradedÂ Common Language RuntimeÂ (CLR). New versions of .NET Framework replace older versions when the CLR version is the same.
The .NET Framework family also includes two versions forÂ mobileÂ orÂ embedded deviceÂ use. A reduced version of the framework, theÂ .NET Compact Framework, is available onÂ Windows CEÂ platforms, includingÂ Windows MobileÂ devices such asÂ smartphones. Additionally, theÂ .NET Micro FrameworkÂ is targeted at severely resource-constrained devices.