Being a platform company at heart, the developer audience is super important to us at Microsoft.  As you know, I enjoy highlighting new technologies from across the company that are relevant to developers and showing how we’re providing tools that enable developers to be productive with those technologies.

Jim Allchin, the Co-President for Platforms and Services Division at Microsoft, has written an open letter to developers, which you can see at the Windows Vista Developer Center.   Jim describes some of the new technologies available on Windows Vista, highlights the importance of testing your Windows XP applications, and provides some pointers to new resources available to developers.  I encourage all of you to go read Jim’s letter and to let me know how you are planning to take advantage of the most visual operating system in Microsoft’s history, Windows Vista.

In addition, I’m also pleased to highlight the recently renovated Windows Vista Developer Center.  Hopefully, you will appreciate the new site layout and the way it highlights the technologies that are available in Windows Vista.  This is a site that we’ll be updating frequently so I’d encourage you to subscribe to the RSS feed and check back often.

Namaste!