December 2008 - Windows 7 Takes Flight
Our hands-on review of the Windows 7 pre-beta reveals an operating system
that is remarkably stable. A Q&A with Microsoft's Robert Wahbe on Azure and S+S applications. Plus, news on developers face a long trek to Microsoft's ambitious 'Oslo' modeling vision. BizSpark program offers start-up software makers access to Microsoft's tools, products, licenses and tech support. Microsoft works to promote the Text Template Transformation Toolkit, a code generator built into Visual Studio 2008. More ...
Despite progress by Microsoft, the economy could put projects lacking quick ROI at risk.