I have to give credit where credit is due. My teammate Ron Cundiff (go Chiefs? Oh yeah, I meant da’Bears) has put together an awesome collection of links for where to get more information about the Vista & Office Launch technologies. If you’ve been to an event you’ve seen what is possible with these new platforms, and finding to make it all work for you is where the rubber hits the street. So, here they are:
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the next generation presentation sub-system for Windows. It provides developers and designers with a unified programming model for building rich Windows smart client user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents.
- WPF Developer Center on MSDN – it all starts with the MSDN Dev Center
- WPF Community Site – tons of samples, tutorials, whitepapers, code snippets, controls, and more!
- WPF in .NET Framework 3.0 SDK – WPF SDK reference
- Top Ten UI Development Breakthroughs in WPF – a great article on the top features in WPF
- The XAML Wiki – central place for designers and developers to find and share XAML samples, controls, and styles
- WPF Hands-On Labs – set of tutorials that introduce key features of WPF, guiding you step-by-step through the process of developing a complete WPF app
- Getting Started with WPF – a great intro to get you up to speed
- WPF Samples – more sample WPF apps
- Optimize WPF Application Performance – once you’ve gotten started, then you’ll need to learn how to optimize performance
- WPF SDK Team Blog – ’nuff said
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified framework for building secure, reliable, transacted, and interoperable distributed applications.
- WCF Developer Center on MSDN – it all starts with the MSDN Dev Center
- WCF Community Site – tons of samples, tutorials, whitepapers, and more!
- WCF Architecture Overview – high-level overview of WCF architecture and key concepts
- WCF in the .NET Framework 3.0 SDK – WCF SDK reference
- Introduction to Building WCF Services – a great intro article to get you started
Windows Workflow (WF) is the programming model, engine, and tools for quickly building workflow enabled applications. WF radically enhances a developer’s ability to model and support business processes.
- WF Developer Center on MSDN – it all starts with the MSDN Dev Center
- WF Community Site – tons of samples, walkthroughs, activities, and more!
- WF in the .NET Framework 3.0 SDK – WF SDK reference
- Cutting Edge: Windows Workflow Foundation, Part 1 – Dino Esposito does it again, with a great article on WF
- Cutting Edge: Windows Workflow Foundation, Part 2 – continuation of exploration of WF
Windows CardSpace enables users to provide their digital identities in a familiar, secure, and easy way. In the physical world we use business cards, credit cards, and membership cards. Online with CardSpace we use a variety of virtual cards to identify ourselves, each retrieving data from an identity provider. Don’t struggle with usernames and passwords, just choose an information card!
- CardSpace Developer Center on MSDN – it all starts with the MSDN Dev Center
- CardSpace Community Site – tons of samples, walkthroughs, and more!
- CardSpace in the .NET Framework 3.0 SDK – CardSpace SDK reference
- Windows Vista Developer Center on MSDN – it all starts with the MSDN Dev Center
- Windows Vista Virtual Labs – a great walkthrough for understanding Vista development
- Top 10 Ways to Light Up Your Windows Vista Apps – great overview of new features developers can take advantage of in Windows Vista
And finally, I also found the link to .NET Framework 3.0 Virtual Labs, which are walkthroughs for all of the technologies.
Next, I’ll dig around and share some resources related to Office 2007 development…
But for now, enjoy! And, what’s your favorite resource?
Published Thursday, February 01, 2007 1:24 PM by Ron Cundiff