That’s right, folks – we’ve finally shipped. In fact, we’ve shipped more or less everything – Vista, Office, and of course the .NET Framework 3.0. It’s officially a trifecta. I’m so glad we’ve finally got everything out there into customers’ hands. Of course, the technology is just the beginning – now we have to focus on guidance, best practices in production environments, etc. We’ve given people a whole lot of great technology, but we also have to make sure they know how to use it.
As you can imagine, it’s been an exciting week here at TechEd Barcelona. I’ve spent most of my week with European press folks, which is very different from talking with American press folks. Talking to press is so much fun – it always keeps you on your toes. I’m betting there’s some serious celebration going on back at Redmond (and hopefully around the world), but I think we’re doing okay over here as well.
Barcelona is just as beautiful as I remember; I just wish I spoke Catalan (or that there were at least an English à Catala phrasebook available) so I could take full advantage of it. In the meantime, I’m going to take a couple of days around the city before I head back to the office.
If you’re looking for more info on what the .NET Framework 3.0 and Vista bring for developers, I’d also suggest you check out Channel9, which is running an informal “Week of Windows Vista Development” including .NET Framework 3.0 content. It kicked off with the announce of the Vista RTM with Jim Allchin, and the first Vista show covers UAC with more shows coming up. http://netfx3.com also has updates, and keep your eyes open for more coming soon!
I hope you’re all enjoying the release as much as we are J .