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January 19, 2006

WinFX January CTP Update

Posted by David Hunter at 10:22 PM ET.

Yesterday’s announcement of the “Go-Live” licences for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF, formerly Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) overshadowed the January Community Technical Preview (CTP) of WinFX. All the pieces of the CTP (excluding the “Go-Live” licenses) are now online for public download and nicely summarized by Ryan Storgaard here.

Worthy of special note is the optional Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Community Technology Preview – Development Tools for WinFX which includes “Cider,” a visual designer for the new Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly Avalon). Orcas, of course, is the next version of Visual Studio which will only be available sometime after WinFX ships with Vista and for prior operating systems.



Filed under Beta and CTP, Cider, Technologies, Tools, Visual Studio 2008, WCF, WPF, WinFX, Workflow

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One Response to “WinFX January CTP Update”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft launches Expression Acrylic and Sparkle CTPs Says:

    [...] For lots more information, videos and downloads about Expression, please see the Microsoft Expression product website. They are all based on the Windows Presentation Framework (”Avalon”) coming in WinFX with Vista and to be available for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 as well. Finally, note that there is a separate design tool for developers codenamed “Cider” coming in the future “Orcas” release of Visual Studio. Filed under Tools, Acrylic, Technologies, Avalon, Beta and CTP, Sparkle, WinFX, Orcas, Quartz, Expression, Cider Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

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