Everyone know Windows Vista is coming. However, not everyone is fully acquainted with the behemoth operating system's...
new features and what they mean to the .NET developer. (One thing we do know: as of now, developing for Vista means using Visual Studio 2005, not earlier versions.)
To that end Microsoft has created a page called the Windows Vista Developer Story, where developers can learn more about security, communication frameworks and the user interface in Vista. The site has been up and running since April 2006, and a new article is added every two weeks.
According to the site, Microsoft sees five so-called "pillars" of application development for Windows Vista. Four of the five pillars are also used to organize the articles that appear, or will appear, on the page.
As stated, the page is currently incomplete, though there is a list of what topics will be covered in future articles. Moreover, the lack of links for productivity tools like Visual Studio 2005 does raise an eyebrow.
In spite of these shortcomings, Windows Vista Developer Story is definitely worth a look, both as an introduction to the ins and outs of application development for Vista and as a springboard for further investigation.