Platform Update For Windows Vista

Jaime Rodriguez
On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7

Platform Update For Windows Vista

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Windows 7 is packed with lots of new “developer” or “platform” features

We are confident most customers would benefit (better per, better UX) from running on Windows 7;  but we also acknowledge that adopting a new OS is not always immediate (specially for any large enterprise that recently rolled out Windows Vista). 

For developers whose customers can’t move to Windows 7 immediately, Microsoft recently announced the “Platform update for Windows Vista” beta.

The Platform Update for Windows Vista, brings a lot of the  Windows 7 goodness into previous OSes (Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008); the update includes Direct2D, Direct3D, DirectCompute, Windows Imaging Component (WIC)DirectWrite, XPS , and the Windows Ribbon) . 

You can learn a lot more about the Platform Update here.  

Enjoy!