January 19, 2006, 09:15 GMT
Microsoft on Wednesday gave developers access to a key piece of Windows Vista, months ahead of the operating system's release.
The company posted near-final versions of two software development technologies that are part of WinFX, the underlying programming model being introduced with Vista, which is slated to ship late this year.
The release is "a significant checkpoint" on the road toward delivery of the company's new programming model, since it allows developers to build and deploy applications on their core production systems, said Ari Bixhorn, director of Web services strategy at Microsoft.
Edited by admin, 19 January 2006 - 10:10 AM.