Windows Vista –The next generation OS

This article explains breif description of the Windows Vista.

Long Horn-Windows Vista What's the difference?
I have been hearing these two terms for the name of the new OS. But these two terms are quite confusing .But actually they are one and the same.
Just like the 'Whistler 'was the Code named for XP, 'Longhorn' is the Code named for Windows Vista the latest OS by Microsoft.
In other words the alpha version of this OS is Longhorn and Beta version named Windows Vista. That means the official name for Longhorn is Windows Vista and it was named on 22nd July 2005

But LongHorn sounds great rather than Vista. Is it not?

Technologies used in developing it:
• The Windows Vista User Experience Wizard framework (For Visual Effects)
• Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation, formerly code name "Avalon"
• Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) technologies.

Pre-installation Environment(PE):
Windows PE2.0 (Pre-installation Environment) is a bootable tool built on Windows Vista components. Windows PE is designed to be used specifically for Windows Vista installation, troubleshooting, and recovery. Although every Windows Vista installation relies on Windows PE, we will  never be aware of Windows PE's existence unless we know about it.

It also includes Avalon" and "Indigo":

Windows Vista beta 1 also includes the first beta of Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly known by the code name "Avalon") and Windows Communication Foundation (formerly known by the code name "Indigo"), which are part of the WinFX  programming model. WinFX extends the Microsoft .NET Framework with classes for building new user interface experiences and advanced Web services. Together, they enable developers to build connected systems that take advantage of the processing power of the smart client, incorporate cutting-edge media and graphics, and communicate with other applications with improved security and reliability. IT offers Next Generation Graphics too.

Code Names

Microsoft announces code names for each and every product of themThese are some of the code names of my knowledge
Windows Workflow FoundationWinOE
Windows Presentation Foundation(WPF)Avalon(Old Name)
Windows Presentation FoundationCider (New one)
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)Indigo
Windows XPWhistler
Windows VistaLong Horn(Old Name)
Windows VistaFusy(new one)
VS 2003Everett


Expression Graphics DesignerAcrylic
Expression Interactive Designer Quartz Sparkle
Expression Web DesignerQuartz

Microsoft Launch: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

This half-day clinic will give project managers, IT leaders, architects and developers role-specific familiarity with the features of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server.


General Session Part 1:

Preparing the Development Team & Environment during this session, we will show you how Visual Studio Team Foundation Server helps automate the development lifecycle process and strengthen team communications. We will review the processes available with TFS and process customization. We will show how existing tools can be integrated with Team Foundation Server and how project work items can be tracked in multiple tools.


General Session Part 2:

Managing the Development Lifecycle during this session, we will show you how Visual Studio Team Foundation Server helps you set and enforce software quality standards and IT operations policy. We will also address advanced analysis and reporting, which provides insight into quality, performance, and reliability issues before they happen. We will also address assigning project tasks and tracking their progress through the development lifecycle.


Date:   Tuesday, May 30, 2006
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Event ID: 1032292768
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Language: English-United States
Recommended For:   software architects, business decision makers, developers
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