I’m not the only one!
February 1, 2007 § Leave a comment
Good to know that Microsoft also messes up bigtime! Microsoft started testing their Flash Killer code named WPF/e in December 2006. They added an expiry date in that build of mid February 2007. Apparently they thought it was Feb 23, but it timed out yesterday. Teams mostly put such expiry dates in the product to force them to keep releasing new builds. The WPF/e team has been testing the Feb CTP for a few days now and were planning to release it in the next two weeks, but when they saw the Dec CTP timeout, the entire team got into action and released the Feb CTP today . WOW! that was some mess up, but they came around pretty good.
Note: Microsoft has been beta testing with limited users their so called YouTube killer
code named Soapbox for sometime now. The videos on soapbox is in Flash and word on the street is that they are working on converting it from Flash to WPF/e. That is one way to get WPF/e to the masses.