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In an email to the Developer Division & Windows SDK Contributors at Microsoft, Lori Pearce - Product Unit Manager announced that the Windows SDK for Windows Vista has shipped! Yoho!!

The site went live earlier - if you havent seen it yet here are the links

ISO  Install:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7614FE22-8A64-4DFB-AA0C-DB53035F40A0&displaylang=en

Web Install:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C2B1E300-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en

Here are a few stats from Lori -

Below are just a few interesting statistics about this SDK.

1.                  The Windows SDK for Windows Vista includes support for .NET Framework 3.0 and can be used to write applications that target Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 as well as Windows Vista.

2.                  Stats for the Documentation:

a.      SDK docs have over 100 million words

b.      Approximately 304K topics: 106K native + 198K managed

c.      Approximately 149K “New in Vista” topics

3.                  Stats for the Samples:

a.      745 Non-.NET 3.0 Samples

                                                              i.      200 New to Vista

1.      Covers 164 (48%) of Vista features with new Win32 APIs

                                                             ii.      Mostly native Win32/COM in C++

b.    801 .NET Samples

.NET 3.0 Samples

# of Unique

C# Coverage

VB Coverage

   WCF

146

100%

72%

   WF

60

100%

95%

   WPF

434

98%

58%

   Cross Technology

23

96%

9%

   .NET 2.0

138

95%

80%

Totals

801

98%

66%

4.                  Stats for the Tools:

a.      Native Development: 1,700 Headers + 281 Libs + 110 Tools

b.      .NET (Managed) Development

                                                              i.      14 Reference Assemblies supporting .NET, Tablet PC, Windows PowerShell, MMC, etc.

                                                             ii.      33 Intellisense Files

                                                           iii.      70 .NET 2.0 Tools + 10 .NET 3.0 Tools

c.      Visual Studio 2005 Integration

                                                              i.      Utilities to enable Visual Studio 2005 to easily use Windows SDK headers and libs

                                                             ii.      Visual Studio 2005 Wizards for creating WMP applications

5.                  Fully componentized Setup

a.      Appropriately granular custom setup options

                                                              i.      36 separate MSIs, from a variety of teams including the SDK team

                                                             ii.      Recognizes external MSIs that are already installed

b.      The web install downloads only what you select

                                                              i.      Estimated download time per selected component

                                                             ii.      Cumulative and per component disk space costing

c.      Fully SQM’ed

 

Now its the Final countdown for the Windows Vista Release ...

Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 9:02 PM | Back to top


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