Quick Reference Guide to Microsoft Codenames (PDC)

Posted by bink on October 5 2003, 5:48 PM. Posted in Windows (general).

Full abstracts for all talks at the Professional Developers Conference next month in November have have now been posted. Accordingly Microsoft's Mark Fussell - a Lead Program Manager on XML technologies - recently blogged what he calls "a brief biased description" of each of his company's codenamed projects.

Here's what he writes:

"WinFS"- The digital aid meets meta data. Store all your "stuff" and find it seemlessly with hundreds of rules.

"Indigo" - SOAP 1.2 + WS-*. The future of distributed computing

"Avalon" - Cool UI graphics, no Windows message pump and a declarative programming model.

"Yukon" - SQL Server next with the beauty of an XML data type to store all those XML documents.

"Whidbey" - VS.NET next with some great innovations in the XML programming model.