The Microsoft Business Framework (MBF) is a set of developer tools and software classes designed to build atop Microsofts .Net Framework. Various Microsoft product groups, as well as some of its third-party software partners, are working to build a number of its products - including the Microsoft Business Portal, future releases of its Visual Studio .Net tool suite and its ""Code Green"" suite of business applications built on top of a single code base - all on top of the MBF layer.
This paper from Windows Longhorn Stuff explains Microsoft Corp. that is working away on the next-generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn, due in 2006. According to developers, the new operating system will reshape the Windows graphics architecture, from 2D to 3D, with the Windows Graphics Foundation. The new architecture was given a sneak peek at Microsofts Meltdown conference, which is all about building games on Windows. Originally started as a compatibility test-fest for hardware makers and software developers, the event has matured into a Windows game developer convention.