The asf is a turn-key, cloud compliant, development framework which can dramatically reduce the time, cost and risk associated with building a WPF application. With the asf you can take advantage of the latest technologies and industry best practice without the need for specialist knowledge and experience.
The primary purpose of the asf is to facilitate and accelerate the development process, by providing the core functionality required by your application. While the asf can provide rigid guidelines for a development team, the framework is also highly scalable and configurable, meaning most aspects can be modified to suite your needs.
Similar to SharePoint, the asf provides a shell application out-of-the-box. Domain specific logic and screens can then be included, while taking advantage of the underlying services, such as data access, security, role based claims, configuration, logging, menus, skinning, reporting etc.