Some people think WPF apps are all 3d and run only on Vista
I was excited to see "Putting the graphic artist in the loop" up on the Register by David Norfolk.
A few nice paragraphs in the beginning, but a couple of problems with the article:
Yes, our 3D integration is great, but WPF != 3D only
"Joubert is obviously impressed by Microsoft’s sleek new 3D look and feel, but seems to see its 3d capabilities as more about impressing the marketplace than about providing anything that the Enterprise really needs"
WPF runs in XP SP2 or later, not just Vista. The question isn’t when Vista will be important in the enterprise, it will be "when will WPF apps deliver great value to enterprises":
"And Joubert doesn’t expect Vista to be important in the Enterprise for some time – perhaps not until around 2010 –"
UI, Media, and Documents
One major benefit of WPF is that it provides an integrated markup and programming model for: Controls + 2D Graphics + 3D Graphics + Mediia + Documents. We often refer to that as: UI, Media and Documents.