A brief summary and some handy links and information to get started on .Net best practices for all development stages.
At Inflection Point we always strive to enforce that the best analysis, architecture and implementations are followed. The .NET Framework Guidelines and Best Practices is a good way to start if you are building a solution using this Microsoft technology. It contains suggestions of all the stages in software development, from design and architecture through deployment. Some of the .NET Framework 4.5 topics which the page includes are:
Class library design
XML Web Services
In this page one can select the version of the framework to get specific recommendations. The available versions are .NET Framework 3.0, .NET Framework 3.5 and .NET Framework 4.