Microsoft today marked a milestone on the path toward completing the Windows Vista programming model, WinFX, by announcing the availability of Go Live licenses for Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation technologies. Along with the WinFX January Community Technology Preview (CTP), these new resources are meant to give millions of .NET developers a leg up on next-generation application design. All three releases are available now from the MSDN Download Center.

To learn more about WinFX and understand its impact on Windows application development, PressPass asked Ari Bixhorn, director of Web Services Strategy at Microsoft, to provide some background on the new development platform. In addition, Bixhorn offers his insight on how developers can position themselves to use WinFX technologies to their advantage.