Microsoft has placed on its Microsoft Developer Network website
a taste of some new and improved code from Longhorn
, the next wave of Windows technologies. The code details some improvements in online video, and also provides an insight into Longhorn security. Microsoft has posted beta 1 release candidate versions
of Indigo, Avalon and other Longhorn technologies.
There are now beta 1 packages available for Microsoft’s new presentation subsystem, codenamed Avalon, and its web services-based communication subsystem, codenamed Indigo.
In addition, the company has made available a new beta technology for end-user identity management, called InfoCards. A single sign-on technology, InfoCards allows users to gain secure access to all authorised websites and applications without having to use multiple log-ins.