I was not sure we still had these videos up on the web site. They are a little bit dated, you'll see many references to WinFS that in the meantime got cut from Windows Vista, but they are still very well worth seeing and will give you a pretty good idea of how advances in the platform will give user and partners access to new kinds of applications, more customer and user centric, easier to manage and access and better integrated with Windows.
The video focuses primarily on the fundamentals in Windows Vista and the new communication stack, Windows Communication Foundation or WCF (a.k.a. Indigo). One of the cool things that are shown in the demo is how applications can download snippets of code or business rules to run in a sandbox to figure out which patients are eligible for a clinical trial in a totally secure manner and respecting the privacy of patients and their medical records.
Along with the healthcare video, you can see other concept applications from other industries that are also very interesting to watch.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to take your application development to the next level?