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Longhorn's Architecture

Longhorn is the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system for consumers. These architectural models show how everything fits together.

Longhorn's Architecture

Posted December 18, 2003

Longhorn is the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system for consumers. These architectural models show how everything fits together.

"Longhorn: The Base Operating System"
"Indigo: The Longhorn Communications Layer"
"WinFS: The Longhorn Data Layer"
"Avalon: The Longhorn Presentation Layer"

About the Author

Kathleen is a consultant, author, trainer and speaker. She’s been a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is an active member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau where she receives high marks for her talks. She wrote "Code Generation in Microsoft .NET" (Apress) and often speaks at industry conferences and local user groups around the U.S. Kathleen is the founder and principal of GenDotNet and continues to research code generation and metadata as well as leveraging new technologies springing forth in .NET 3.5. Her passion is helping programmers be smarter in how they develop and consume the range of new technologies, but at the end of the day, she’s a coder writing applications just like you. Reach her at kathleen@mvps.org.

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