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New Opportunities for Windows Developers

Learn how to take your skills as a Windows developer and use them in exciting new areas, including Instant Messaging, dynamic online satellite imagery, and more.

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Learn how to take your skills as a Windows developer and use them in exciting new areas, including Instant Messaging, dynamic online satellite imagery, and more. Six speakers from Microsoft cover Microsoft Motion, Virtual Earth, the MSN Search API, the Windows Live Messenger platform, Live.com, and Windows Sidebar and Gadgets (see Resources for more information).

Microsoft Motion
"Motion" is the code name for an incubation methodology to organize, measure, and evaluate the capabilities that make up an organization's business architecture in a way that complements the process maps that are common in many organizations.

Virtual Earth
Virtual Earth provides the power behind Windows Live Local, an online mapping service that enables users to search, discover, explore, plan, and share information about specific locations.

MSN Search API
The MSN Search API is a SOAP service that you can use to build search-enabled applications. The API enables you to get not only Web results, but also spelling corrections, phone-book-style results, and more.

MSN Live Messenger, Windows Live Messenger
Learn to build interactive, peer-to-peer applications in Messenger using the MSN Messenger Activity API. Plus, learn about Windows Live Messenger, which will be the next-generation MSN Messenger.

Windows Live
Windows Live (www.live.com) is a new set of Internet software and services designed to put you in control of the information, relationships, and interests you care about.

Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
Gadgets are mini-applications that can connect to Web services to deliver weather information, news updates, traffic maps, Internet radio streams, and slide shows of online photo albums. Windows Sidebar is a pane on the side of the Windows Vista desktop that organizes Gadgets and makes them easy to access.

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