WinFX and the .NET Framework 3.0

It is amazing how big an impact names and terminology have on how we think. If you haven’t heard, Soma announced that WinFX has been renamed to .NET Framework 3.0.    I did expect this to cause a reation and it has. However, I didn’t anticipate how the chaning the name would cause people to really…


Target Software Platforms

Recently I have been thinking a lot about how software and content developers target different software platforms.  Two very compelling recent developments are the adoption of Flash video and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” /> AJAX.  Both Flash and DHTML have been around for a long time.  It seems that over the past…


WinFX top level dev center

It is exciting to finally see WinFX as top level part of the dev centers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/ One question I have for developers, how do you anticipate distributing WinFX Runtime Components with your applications? There are several scenarios we are thinking about: 1. Installing via the Web with your application 2. Installing from CD/Media with your application…