June 2006 CTP Windows SDK and .NET Framework 3.0 Released

Hot on the heels of last month’s public Beta 2 release, we’ve released a June 2006 CTP for the Windows SDK. Note that this build of the Windows SDK is to be used with the following: Windows Vista (Build 5456), Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003 [For managed code development or the running of…

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Windows Vista Beta 2 Now Available to the Public!!

Not much to say here except … “YAY!!!” You can finally download the Vista Beta 2 bits by enrolling in the Customer Preview Program. Note that the WinFX Runtime Components (needed to run WinFX apps) are automatically installed in this Windows Vista build. Therefore, if you’re looking to just run WinFX applications on Windows Vista,…

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ReadyBoost Q&A

Back in April, I posted a blog entry on the ReadyBoost feature – the Windows Vista feature that allows you to use a USB key as virtual memory in order to enhance performance. While I originally intended the post to be an overview of ReadyBoost, it proved quite popular and garnered quite a few questions…

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Great Resource Site for Preparing Your Applications for Windows Vista

A member of another team here at Microsoft dropped by and chatted with us a bit about a great new site that enables developers to prepare for Windows Vista. This site – http://www.devReadiness.org – contains lots of great technical articles and interviews aimed at helping you get your applications ready for Windows Vista today. Some…

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