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Your host Nikola Dudar is a Program Manager in Windows division of Microsoft Corporation. He has been working on Windows Web Services API during Windows 7 and various additions to Visual C++ during VS2005 and VS2008. More details are in LinkedIn profile under Nikola's formal name Mykola Dudar.
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If you are not aware of this fact, here is the news for you. Windows 7 Beta is available now! If you haven't started downloading it, you should begin now. Windows 7 Beta is available in several versions. I have upgraded my desktop and my laptop from Vista Enterprise and Ultimate to Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate and both work just fine for me. As with any upgrade you want to be extra careful and backup all important data. Please read instructions on how to backup your computer here. In my case I had no issues whatsoever and happily running Windows 7 Beta now.
Windows SDK team has also released the Beta version the SDK for Windows 7. This is where you can find upgraded tools and new version of libraries for Web Services API. Here is a quick summary of new things in this version in no particular order, just as I remember them:
Give this version a try and let us know what you think. We have seen several great features built using this API already and looking forward to seeing more of them. You can report issues and send us comments using the WNDP Connect site. To ask questions and have a discussion with the team that works on the API, please use the forum.
I'm very very interested in the WWSAPI .
Do you have a guess to when the binaries for XP/2003 regarding the BETA WWSAPI will be available, so we can start playing with it?
PS: Just a guess I will not hold you to it... :-)
Thank you for you interest! We are currently preparing the release of the installer package for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 versions of WWSAPI runtime DLL. When it is available, I will make sure to announce it on my blog.
Is there a Windows 7 Enterprise Beta? So far I've only been able to locate the Ultimate version.