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eWEEK reports that Microsoft is already planning the next major version of the .NET framework. Version 2.0 beta will be code named Whidbey. “The first beta is targeted to go out in January 2003, with a second beta of Whidbey set for August 2003, according to sources. The final version is expected to be released in December 2003.” For now, look for the next .NET framework update, version 1.1, code named Everett later this year.