14 September 2005 09:33
There's a huge amount of new stuff coming out of PDC '05 at the moment. So much, in fact, that I feel like I can hardly keep up!
Here's a quick round up of some of the cool things that I've heard about (not necessarily all from PDC):
Cool stuff for developers:
Atlas - Microsoft's .NET AJAX library
Virtual Server 2005 - according to Ben "Virtual PC Guy" Armstrong, Virtual Server 2005 will be included in MSDN Enterprise and Universal subscriptions
LINQ - or Lanquage Integrated Query for .NET
Update: Microsoft Expression Suite has also been announced now, too. This suite consists of Graphic Designer (codenamed Acrylic), Interactive Designer (codenamed Sparkle) and Web Designer (codenamed Quartz). Acrylic seems to be a Fireworks/Photoshop type application and Quartz seems to be a FrontPage-type application. I think the purpose of Sparkle is to help Developers create good looking applications for WinFX.
According to Scott Guthrie "the VS Whidbey WYSIWYG web designer [will use] the Quartz design surface so that [it] can take advantage of its richer CSS and layout editing support".
Also just announced at PDC is the Windows Workflow Foundation.