One of the best things about working at Microsoft is being paid to learn. This is especially true in my job as it specifically deals with providing developer content for three of the newest and most exciting technologies we’re delivering: Vista, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and XAML.


While some of you might have already played around with these technologies, others will have only learn of them this week at the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC). One technology you do not want to miss out on is the WPF. Admittedly, before coming to Microsoft and seeing some amazing demos, I thought it was simply another version of the GDI. What an understatement!

WPF is, without a doubt, the future of Windows GUI development and provides the developer the ability to create some truly amazing user experiences. I'm talking about the kind of interfaces we see in Hollywood movies where we laugh out loud because we know that no current SDK gives us that much control. Well, the WPF does!

Therefore, if you're at the PDC, you would be advised to catch every WPF session you can.

I would also recommend reading the following piece here on MSDN:

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Windows Presentation Foundation Beta 1 Release (Tim Sneath)

In addition to Tim's article, we have several more slated to appear this week so check back often!!

Windows Vista Developer Center