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September 13, 2005

PDC05 Highlights Press Release Already Out

Posted by David Hunter at 12:31 PM ET.

Bill Gates’ keynote is still going on, but the press release is already out. Big themes:

- Office 12
- Windows Vista
- New Platform Technologies:

• “Atlas” is the code name for a Web client framework for building Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)-style applications using Dynamic HTML (DHTML), XML and script. Well integrated with Visual Studio® 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0, “Atlas” simplifies development of richer and more interactive Web applications that can run in any modern browser.

• The Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Project is a set of language innovations for the Microsoft .NET Framework that makes it simpler for developers to access data. LINQ comprises a set of language extensions to C# and Visual Basic® and a unified programming model that extends the .NET Framework to offer integrated querying for objects, databases and XML. LINQ enables developers to write queries for accessing data natively in C# or Visual Basic without having to use other languages, such as Structured Query Language (SQL) or XQuery.

• Windows Presentation Foundation “Everywhere” is a subset of the full Windows Presentation Foundation, a powerful platform-level presentation and display engine. Windows Presentation Foundation “Everywhere” enables the ubiquitous delivery of content-rich scenarios on different platforms and form factors.

More on LINQ in the Q&A.



Filed under AJAX, ASP.NET AJAX, Conferences, LINQ, OS - Client, Office, Office 2007, PDC05, Silverlight, Technologies, Tools, WPF, Windows Mobile, Windows Vista

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3 Responses to “PDC05 Highlights Press Release Already Out”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft releases new Visual Basic 9.0 LINQ CTP Says:

    [...] I’ve mention LINQ previously here and here. It’s “a unified programming model that extends the .NET Framework to offer integrated querying for objects, databases and XML.” Filed under Tools, Beta and CTP, LINQ, Visual Basic Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

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    [...] Microsoft announced it own AJAX tooling, codenamed Atlas, at PDC05 and will be featuring it at the March Mix06 conference. Filed under Coopetition, Open Source, Technologies, Google, IBM, Oracle, BEA, AJAX, Yahoo, Mozilla Foundation, Novell, Open AJAX Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

  3. Microsoft readies renamed Ajax tooling -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Microsoft has been working on their “Atlas” technology for AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) Web applications so popular in the Web 2.0 world and Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie has the latest: Many people have asked us to deliver a fully-supported 1.0 release of “Atlas” before the next release of Visual Studio. “Fully supported” means that Microsoft product support services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and that any customer can obtain hotfixes if they encounter a bug affecting their application. It also means that the product has a committed servicing product lifetime of 10 years – which provides companies with the ability to depend on it for mission critical applications. [...]

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