July 2005 Blog Posts

Microsoft has released a version of the WinFX Runtime Components Beta 1 (which includes the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code name "Avalon") and the Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code name "Indigo")) for the general public. The WinFX SDK Beta contains the tools, documentation and sample code for building WinFX based applications. You will also need to download and install the WinFX Runtime Components Beta 1 prior to installation.

I fondly remember the release of Windows 2000 and what it allowed us to do. With the introduction of COM+ and IIS 5, it dramatically improved the lot for web development on Windows.

On June 30th 2005, Windows 2000 moved from Mainstream to Extended Support. There is an area of microsoft.com that describes the available support options for Windows 2000.

From the Internet Explorer 7 site:

The first stage of the beta process for Internet Explorer 7 has begun—developer testing! The latest version of the world’s most popular Web browser has been released for technical evaluation, feedback, and testing by software and Web site developers.
The Beta 1 release signals that Internet Explorer 7 has reached an important milestone, with a number of key new features and improvements, and is ready for website and application compatibility testing. This release is specifically intended for developers to confirm that existing applications and websites will work well with Internet Explorer 7, and provides an opportunity for developers to give feedback directly to the development team. There will be further refinement between Beta 1 and the final version.