I am a developer working on an unannounced Avalon-related project.  Enough to say I work with the Avalon APIs every day, and have for about 2.5 years.  

 

The big news here is that Avalon is going to run on Windows XP, instead of being a Longhorn-only technology.   Whatever this may mean for Windows, for a project like mine, it is hugely positive:  it means we will work on more computers while the world is upgrading to Longhorn. 

 

I hope to be able to share news about my project soon, but in the meantime, I will be commenting about Avalon and software development in general.