Avalon and Indigo are no more

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…

Windows 2000 – Extended Support

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…

Internet Explorer 7: Now in beta testing for developers

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…