The Fundamentals can be decomposed into three broad areas of interest based on audience:
1. User: Deep kernel and OS work that benefits any user of the system
2. IT Pro: New features for the IT Pro that improves the experience of installing and maintaining the OS in a networked environment
3. Developer: New features that address issues of application lifecycle management
By decomposing the Fundamentals this way, we can start to discuss features that correlate to these categories. With all categories, there is some blurring. For example, ClickOnce (which is a feature of Whidbey but is enhanced in the Longhorn timeframe) is both a developer feature, including support in Visual Studio, as well as something that affects the IT Pro who is managing deployment of applications. Despite the blurring of these categories, I'll be using this taxonomy as I start to blog about the Fundamentals. Expect to see a flurry of posts over the next few months that address features and advances in the Fundamentals pillar.