Windows SIG: Whistler - Beyond Windows 2000





    Kyle Marsh, Software Design Engineer Microsoft


    Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
    1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043
    Building 1 - Saturn Conference Room


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:00-7:15pm announcements
    7:15-9:00pm program


    No charge for all attendees (Microsoft is paying!). No reservations required.

    Presentation Overview

    Whistler is the project name for the next version of Microsoft Windows, beyond Windows 2000 and Windows Millennium. Whistler is an important next step in the evolution of Windows: it signals the convergence of the business and consumer operating systems. As with Windows 3.0 and Windows 95, Whistler will mark a major milestone in the history of the Windows operating system. This presentation will highlight and demonstrate Whistler features that will significantly impact applications. Developers will need to understand these features, and the impact these features will have on applications in order to have applications ready when Whistler is available. Microsoft will be making investments to ensure that end users see Whistler as a Windows 95 level change for them.

    Some of the features Kyle will discuss that will impact applications the most are:

    * New visual styles

    * Computer sharing

    * Ending DLL Hell


    Speaker Profile

    Kyle Marsh

    Kyle Marsh is a developer at Microsoft working on the evangelism team. Formally a lead developer on the Microsoft Access team, Kyle has been developing Windows applications for 11 years. On the Access team, Kyle responsible for User Interface issues for Access 95 and 97, and the performance lead for Access 2000. As the technical lead for MSDN, Kyle wrote a number of articles on Windows applications development, set the direction for the MSDN's Windows coverage, and even filled the role of Dr. GUI for a while.