MSDN posted three articles describing the new features found on Longhorn and the next VisualStudio.In this first installment of the Inside Avalon column, Jeff Bogdan gives an overview of the goals behind developing “Avalon,” the presentation subsystem of the upcoming “Longhorn” release of the Windows operating system.
In the first installment of the Indigo Lingo column, Yasser Shohoud explores Visual Studio .NET project templates for creating Indigo applications.
The WinFS data store provides a far richer data storage model than traditional file systems. Because it supports data, behavior, and relations, it’s difficult to categorize WinFS as a file system, a relational database, or an object database. It’s a bit of all those technologies in one product. WinFS provides a common definition of ubiquitous information that is globally visible and available to all applications running on Longhorn. Applications can leverage the query, retrieval, transactional update, and filtering capabilities of WinFS; therefore, the developer spends less time developing data access and storage code and more time working on unique application functionality. Read the rest of article at MSDN.