Microsoft is starting to turn the crank for the set of developer-focused announcements it is planning to make at next week’s Mix ‘09 show.
On March 12, Microsoft made available for download the April Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of its Live Framework software development kit (SDK)
and Live Framework Tools for Visual Studio.
The Live Framework CTP “includes everything you need in order to quickly build rich, connected, data-sharing applications using Live Services.” The CTP is designed specifically to allow developers to “Live-Mesh-enable” their applications and services.
The April CTP adds support for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), among other new features, according to the Live Framework blog.