I’ve been asked a few times lately about what’s developers should find cool about Vista besides the .NET Framework 3.0, and I figured I should post my response here too. I can’t say enough good stuff about the native APIs in Vista – we’ve been pretty busy talking about the .NET Framework 3.0, but the native APIs deserve serious love as well. You’ve probably already heard that there are 7000 new native APIs in Vista. Here are my favorite features:
And that’s just scratching the surface. There’s more stuff in Parental Controls, Crypto Next Generation Services, etc etc. It’s really pretty remarkable.