Gates pitches 'seamless computing' vision

Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates pitched his company's "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 Microsoft's developer tools previously known as Whidbey.

He also presented Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition, an update to Microsoft's software for handheld devices, and officially marked Microsoft's entry into the speech recognition server market with the launch of Speech Server 2004. He delivered his keynote to a joint audience of Microsoft's 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

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