With increased laptop, notebook, and Tablet PC sales, Microsoft recognizes the value of improving mobile PC use. Longhorn will emphasize a number of mobility scenarios that application developers should be aware of as they design Longhorn-compatible software.Keeping in mind power management, docking/undocking (including data synchronization), and network awareness will be key in building and deploying Longhorn applications for mobile PCs. Read the article here.
Elsewhere, Chris Sells explores the five major element families of Avalon as he builds the next piece of his Longhorn based Solitaire application.
On other Windows news, the Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 includes the core tools developers need to compile and link C++-based applications for Windows and the .NET Common Language Runtime – compiler, linker, libraries, and sample code.