Its TechEd time.
And at this years annual gathering of Microsoft IT pros and developers, which starts on June 11 in Boston, Microsoft is expected to tout its growing family development platforms.
Windows—and the recently renamed .Net Framework 3.0 (the set of technologies formerly known as WinFX)—are Microsofts primary development platforms to which the company encourages third-party and custom developers to write.
But at TechEd, Microsoft officials also are slated to talk up a number of new and emerging Microsoft development platforms. Microsoft officials from the Windows Live, Office and Dynamics teams are set to extol the virtues of Windows Live, Office 2007, and Dynamics/GP as development platforms in their own right.
Company officials also will highlight the "Microsoft Application Platform," comprised of SQL Server, BizTalk Server and Visual Studio, during the week-long event.