Information on Microsoft’s next operating system and also their cloud operating system are hoped to the highlights of the Professional Developer Conference to be held in a few days. After Vista, Microsoft is determined to make sure that Windows 7 is gung-ho on performance and also does away with features that were annoying in vista.
A Summary from ZDNet:
- Support for multi-touch technology
- User Access Control to be limited to fewer applications
- Networking API to support Web Services natively
- A new Animation Framework
- Changes to taskbar and how the troubleshooting mechanism works
- More presence of the Ribbons UI
Also expected are that Windows 7 would be fit to run on the slew of netbooks that are coming the market. On the cloud computing front Microsoft is expected to provide details on their cloud development platform – which will be competition to Amazon’s and Google’s cloud application services.
Though the build of Windows 7 in focus is in pre-beta stage, developers will be looking for some of performance benefits that Microsoft has mentioned so often. After Vista, there is much hanging the balance for Windows 7.