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The code name for the Visual Designer in Visual Studio that targets WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
The code name for attention and understanding. We want everyone to feel the Cider love!
The code name for a future release of Visual Studio (as in, the one after VS 2005)
The code name for a future, future release of Visual Studio (as in, the one after the one after VS 2005)
Windows Presentation Foundation, or WPF
Windows Presentation Foundation, the next generation of Windows UI
Community Technology Preview, an early-release drop of a future product. The level of quality is pretty non-deterministic, definitely below beta quality, but we're working on process improvements to raise the quality level without reducing frequency of CTP.
Visual Studio, the professional development tool from Microsoft.
The "Windows Framework", a managed code set of Windows-based technologies that builds on top of the .NET Framework 2.0. It includes WPF, WCF, etc. See the WinFX dev center on MSDN.
One of the ways that some people, including NASDAQ, abbreviate Microsoft.
The Expression Interaction Designer, a member of the Expression suite.
The XML format that describes a set of avalon objects and properties. It stands for the "eXtensible Application Markup Language".