Contract before implementation - the next version of WSContractFirst is available!
News on Microsoft PressPass: 2006 is the target date for Longhorn.
The real good news in this announcement is that Avalon will be available for Windows XP! Now Avalon development can start earlier :-)
The new filesystem (WinFS) will be ready when I thought it will be ready (Beta in 2006), but Longhorn is here before WinFS.
.NET 2.0 has many new classes to access the Active Directory and other directory services.
The new namespace System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory offers classes to control and manage the Active Directory.
System.DirectoryServices.Protocols offers classes to access directory services with the Web service interface DSML. Windows Server 2003 R2 will offer this Web service interface, with older editions DSML Services for Windows can be installed.