PDC: A Guide for the Perplexed
So, now that the wraps are officially off Avalon, Indigo and WinFS, what are these things?LOS ANGELESMicrosoft Corp. Group Vice President Jim Allchin whipped through a lot of slides and information during his nearly two-hour keynote here at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference on Monday. But by the end of his talk, we didnt learn much more than we already knew about the ETA for Longhorn, which is currently expected to go live in 2006. Microsoft distributed a Longhorn developer preview release to show attendees, consisting of two CDs including 32-bit and 64-bit IA-64 and AMD-64 code.
Attendees also received the Longhorn driver kit; Longhorn software development kit; Visual Studio "Whidbey" PDC build; SQL Server "Yukon" PDC build; and a version of Virtual PC 2004, which works with the Longhorn.