A number of my early adopters have been asking me about the impact of a recent timeline announcement on Vista and WinFX. This is my attempt at a succinct answer.
Business customers will get Vista in Nov 2006. Vista will include WinFX. At the same time WinFX will be broadly available for download to all customers (and my ISVS) for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. A finished WinFX will not be made available before this time but we will continue to release Community Tech Previews of WinFX and Vista.
At the moment we have a go-live license for WCF and WF for the January CTP of WinFX.We expect to have a go-live license for all of WinFX later in the year - August? ish? 🙂
I hope that clears it up - a little 🙂