At Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, officials
announced a number of new betas. This includes beta 2 versions of Windows
Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn.” Both are now available to people
with MSDN or TechNet subscriptions. These will both be available to
people without these subscriptions in the next few weeks.
Also available is beta 2 of the 2007 Microsoft Office System. You
can obtain a preview version of this beta from http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview.
Of even greater interest, WinFX enters a second beta. More
importantly, Microsoft also announced a Go Live license for
WinFX. This license includes Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
More importantly, it allows you to deploy applications today that
use WPF, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication
Foundation (WCF), and InfoCard.
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