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August 19, 2005

Vista Beta 1

Posted by David Hunter at 12:09 PM ET.

Again catching up on some news from late in July, David Boschman has a great summary of the Vista Beta announcement. Quoting liberally:

Today (July 27 – ed.), Windows Vista Beta 1 is being delivered to select Beta testers via the Windows Vista Technical Beta Program, MSDN developer program and Microsoft TechNet.

Software developers can start start building applications for Windows Vista with this release. All developer-related information for Windows Vista can be found on the newly launched MSDN Windows Vista homepage.

The focus of Windows Vista Beta 1 is on the “fundamentals”: security, deployment, manageability and reliability & diagnostics. Windows Vista Beta 1 is primarily an infrastructure release and as it’s a beta release it does not contain all of the end-user features. These end-user features will be included in Beta 2.
Developers will be able to leverage their Win32 and .NET Framework development skills to build applications using the full beta 1 of the WinFX Runtime Components, formerly code-named the “Microsoft Pre-Release Software Code Named “Avalon” and “Indigo” Beta1 RC“.

With the arrival of beta 1 of the WinFX Runtime Components the codenames “Avalon” and “Indigo” have received their final names: Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly “Avalon”), Windows Communication Foundation (formerly “Indigo”), and “InfoCard” for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

More by following the link.

I posted earlier on the simultaneous Windows Server Longhorn beta.

Filed under Beta and CTP, CardSpace, OS - Client, Technologies, WCF, WPF, Windows Vista

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