Make your application a real Windows Vista app

As you’re no doubt aware, while the the .NET Framework 3.0 is installed by default on Windows Vista it can also be installed on Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003. Which is great news for broadening the reach of your app, but what about features that can only be achieved on Windows Vista? My colleague…

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3d mapping for Virtual Earth

We’ve just launched a 3D version of Virtual Earth, take a look at http://maps.live.com. It’s pretty cool. Here’s a map showing the London Eye and surrounds. It still has the features you’ve come to expect from Virtual Earth – driving directions show up in this 3D view just like normal, as do pushpins. And there’s plenty for…

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Free copies of the released versions of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 (if you’re in the UK, plus some other caveats)

UPDATE: Just to correct a few misquotes I’ve seen, I’m not predicting release dates, just saying that if you take part in the online launch and are one of the lucky 1000 we’ll send a copy when the products are available. I’m not saying whether these products will or won’t be available on Jan 19th – we’ll…

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