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Updates Help Coders Put Windows 7 Tech Into Vista apps

Microsoft announced the final release of runtime libraries to help developers seamlessly take advantage of new technologies for both Windows 7 and Windows Vista applications.

Called the Platform Update for Windows Vista, the release will be available through Windows and Windows Server update services and manual downloads, said Brandon LeBlanc in a posting on The Windows Blog.

The updates, already part of Windows 7, will let developers improve Windows Vista applications, Microsoft said.

The release updates APIs for Windows Ribbon, Windows Animation Manager and Windows Automation. It also updates DirectX, parallel computing and document printing technologies, along with the Windows Portable Devices Platform.

To use the new libraries, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 2 installed, according to information on a Microsoft support page.

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