Microsoft calls on developers to add value to Windows 7

Microsoft has continued to court developers at its annual shindig for the ISV community detailing opportunities for third parties to add functionality around Windows 7. The vendor has already used its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) to outline its Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft has continued to court developers at its annual shindig for the ISV community detailing opportunities for third parties to add functionality around Windows 7.

The vendor has already used its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) to outline its Azure cloud platform, which is commercially available from the start of next year, and on day two of the event to move the spotlight onto the operating system.

Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live division at Microsoft, said that there was room for development with both the operating system and Explorer 8.

The vendor also urged developers to start test beta versions of Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 which are available for download.

Speaking earlier this week to MicroScope, Mark Taylor, director of developer and platform evangelism group at Microsoft UK, said that there was an ongoing dialogue with the ISV community and most were already prepared for the vendor’s strategy.

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