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February 4, 2006

Microsoft plans design tools for Indigo and Workflow

Posted by David Hunter at 8:30 PM ET.

Darryl K. Taft at eWeek:

Following up on its recent release of the first preview of Sparkle, its designer tool for creating applications for Windows Vista and the Web, the company is currently at work building designers for other core infrastructure pillars of its platform.

In an interview at the VSLive conference here, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of developer tools, said the company is following up its Expression suite of designer tools with new designer tools for both its future Web services platform—WCF (Windows Communication Foundation), also known as Indigo—and the upcoming WWF (Windows Workflow Foundation).

“The thing people should know is these designers make their lives as developers easier. Let’s say I’m on the bleeding edge and I want to write an application today for ‘Avalon’ and Indigo and Workflow Foundation. I can do that today with Visual Studio 2005. Life may be a little bit hard because I have to write that code as opposed to the designer emitting code.”

And that’s the whole point – to make it easier to develop applications using all the slick new technology.

Filed under Executives, S. Soma Somasegar, Technologies, WCF, Workflow

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