Microsoft Previews Avalon for Developers
The company releases a CTP of Longhorn's presentation subsystem to gauge developer opinion on the technology's applicability on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.Microsoft on Friday released a new preview of the presentation subsystem of its upcoming Longhorn version of Windows. The Redmond, Wash., software giant released a CTP (community technology preview) of Avalon, the presentation subsystem of Longhorn, to gauge developer opinion on the technologys applicability on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, said John Montgomery, director of marketing in Microsofts developer division. The company released the technology to the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network), Montgomery said. Microsoft Corp. initially said Avalon would be available only on Longhorn, but in September the company said it would be available for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XPbut not until 2006.
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