Microsoft has continued to court developers at its annualshindig for the ISV community detailing opportunities for third parties to addfunctionality around Windows 7.
The vendor has already used its Professional DevelopersConference (PDC) to outline its Azure cloud platform, which is commerciallyavailable from the start of next year, and on day two of the event to movethe spotlight onto the operating system.
Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Livedivision at Microsoft, said that there was room for development with both theoperating system and Explorer 8.
The vendor also urged developers to start test beta versionsof Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 which are available for download.
Speaking earlier this week to MicroScope, Mark Taylor, directorof developer and platform evangelism group at Microsoft UK, said thatthere was an ongoing dialogue with the ISV community and most were alreadyprepared for the vendor’s strategy.