News hit the wire earlier this month that the new official release date for Windows Vista is now Jan. 30, 2007(desktop...
versions only, for this time frame; server versions to follow much later in 2007). Besides the possible impact on the holiday buying season and the best-laid plans of system vendors and integrators, developers have a stake in this artful dodging as well. There are four new components related to .NET Framework 3.0 already available for download just one click away from the Visual Studio home page.
It's so early in the game that I've not yet had time to dig into this stuff, but those who are building for Vista, or who want to look forward to the next generation of Windows development tools, are strongly urged to grab, inspect and play, if they haven't done so already. And it's just in time for the holidays!
Ed Tittel is a writer and trainer whose interests include XML and development topics, along with IT Certification and information security. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, questions, or suggested topics or tools to review. Cool tools rule!