Officially Launched

WEBINAR: On-demand webcast

How to Boost Database Development Productivity on Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 REGISTER >

Today can be pegged as the official launch day for Windows Vista, Exchange 2007, and Windows Office System 2007.

If this seems somewhat anti-climatic, it could be a result of these products being in the works and in the press for years. Not only that, many of the original features of Windows Vista never managed to make it to the launch event—features such as a unified file structure (WinFS) in Windows Vista.

Regardless of what did and didn't make it, the products are golden and are now the new "current editions." Over the coming weeks and months, these products will become mainstream as they begin replacing the older versions on new PCs and elsewhere.

The new editions bring in a number of new features that will have an impact on you as a developer. Just a few of the things you should be aware of include the new security items, User Account Control (UAC), new controls, support for transparency, changes in common dialogs, improved user accessibility features, and much more.

InternetNews.com had a person report on the launch event that occurred today. You can find his report here.

If you've not already looked at Vista and tried to run your applications on it, now might be the time. Speaking of time—time will tell whether this is really a "A New Day for Business," as billed by Microsoft.

# # #



About the Author

Bradley L. Jones

bjones@jupitermedia.com

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • The software-defined data center (SDDC) and new trends in cloud and virtualization bring increased agility, automation, and intelligent services and management to all areas of the data center. Businesses can now more easily manage the entire lifecycle of their applications and services via the SDDC. This Aberdeen analyst report examines how a strong foundation in both the cloud and internal data centers is empowering organizations to fully leverage their IT infrastructure and is also preparing them to be able …

  • Chuze Fitness is a fast-growing fitness chain with over 21 locations spanning California, Arizona and Colorado. Chief information and marketing officer, Kris Peterson, explains why access to fast and reliable Wi-Fi is a "must have" service at their gyms and why they switched to Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi. Chuze Fitness needed to provide a good user experience to the hundreds of guests streaming music, podcasts and videos as they worked out. They also needed to adequately cover their sprawling 20-40,000 square foot …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date