Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates pitched his companys "seamless computing" vision to an audience of software developers in San Francisco.
Gates first talked about a seamless computing world where various devices work well together and data flows seamlessly form one device to another at Comdex in Las Vegas last November. Developers have to make the concept a reality, he said Gates previewed a program for Visual Studio 2005, an upcoming release of Microsofts developer tools previously known as Whidbey.
He also presented Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, an update to Microsofts software for handheld devices, and officially marked Microsofts entry into the speech recognition server market with the launch of Speech Server 2004. He delivered his keynote to a joint audience of Microsofts Mobile Developer Conference, Fawcette Technical Publications" VSLive and the AVIOS~SpeechTEK attendees in San Francisco. A new "community preview initiative" for Visual Studio 2005 will allow developers to get their hands on prerelease versions of the developer tool and give Microsoft feedback.
News source: ComputerWeekly