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You will be the first to be notified when the Windows Vista, Office "12," and Exchange "12" public beta releases become available.
Upcoming Public Beta Releases from Microsoft
|Windows Vista is a significant evolution of the PC desktop, and the industry is already reacting. Here are just a few of the new Windows Vista features:|
|•||WinFX—a programming model with managed code|
|•||Windows Presentation Foundation—the standardized display subsystem for Windows Vista|
|•||Windows Communication Foundation—the new Web service technology from Microsoft|
|The next version of Microsoft Office, code-named Office “12,” uses XML to provide new functions that can help you develop high-quality corporate solutions. For example:|
|•||Compact file format—automatically compresses files up to 75 percent|
|•||Improved damaged-file recovery—modular data storage allows you to open files even when a component within is damaged|
|•||Safer documents—embedded code is identified and stored for special processing, allowing IT administrators to block unwanted macros or controls|
|The next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named “12,” refines the widely adopted Exchange Server platform. The upcoming beta release is your opportunity to experience lower cost, less complexity, and new benefits in your environment:|
|•||Security and compliance—new protections against snooping, spam, and viruses aid compliance with regulatory requirements and internal controls|
|•||Simpler operation—refinements reduce the number of steps and tasks required to deploy, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot|
|•||64-bit optimization—provides for increased address space, more storage space, and fewer inputs and outputs per user operation|