Amid the standard collections of code samples and white papers were bits of code that Microsoft hopes will get independent software vendors busy thinking about how to build next-generation applications for Windows "Longhorn" and SQL Server "Yukon" with Visual Studio "Whidbey."
On their way to lunch on Monday, attendees got:
Lest anyone have the urge to go out and deploy the Developer Preview of Longhorn across a corporate network, Microsoft group vice president for platforms Jim Allchin attempted to set expectations.
"We still are very early. We've never shared bits this early," Allchin said. "There's things in terms of the programming model that we haven't cleaned up yet. Performance is not good."
"You should put [it] on only high end machines, and I propose that you not put it on any production machines, and I propose that you not connect it -- at least not knowingly -- to the Internet."
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