As promised, some thoughts on one of the key technologies used in the next version of WSUS’s UI. I’ll try to key the titles with “Developers’ Blog” – you can skip over the “color commentary” if you just want “How do I use WSUS” and “What’s coming?” I’m pointedly trying to avoid revealing new features – Bobbie gets to do that sort of thing.
When we started working on plans for WSUS 3.0, the development team had a choice to make. Did we continue the HTML administration site, or make a break and go to something Win32 based?
On the plus side for HTML, we had a great looking site (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) and administering a remote server was no additional development effort.
(To Be Continued… Hey, I’ve got code to write. MMS is just around the corner, you know. We’re trying to avoid sending the presenter with a bunch of cardboard cut-outs and a sock puppet. Send us feedback – Bobbie says you like to hear from developers, so here I am.)