In today's post:

  1. Check out this post that announces availability of the final version of WWSAPI runtime for Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008. This version corresponds to the one released in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.Please make sure to regenerate all code using the new version of wsutil.exe tool. You will also need to rebuild all source code that used any of the pre-released versions of this API.
  2. To develop for the final version of the runtime, you need to install Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Check out this post on the Windows SDK team's  blog to learn more about contents of the SDK, which help you with development of applications and services that use WWSAPI. Check out the Learning Path for WWSAPI to find links to materials that help you to start with using this API in your product. More links to other resources available to you are on the Connecting C and C++ code with web services page on my blog.
  3. I would like to use this opportunity to share with you my plans for Windows 8. I am shifting my focus to another project and I will not be working on Windows Web Services for Windows 8. You may still get an occasional reply from me or a response to your questions on the forum. However, most likely someone else from the Windows Web Services team is going to reply to you in the future.

This is all news for today. Start on updating your prototypes to the RTM version of down level installers. I am looking forward to talking to you about Windows 8 when the time is right.