Windows Village 1

While looking for information about upcoming Longhorn features I stumpled upon these interesting job details at Microsoft Careers. The job description says that Longhorn will build a next generation NNTP Newsgroup functionality into the Longhorn Windows Shell. As an example it says that if the user is in My Photos and clicks “Windows Village”, they will navigate to the appropriate set of newsgroups, post questions and get responses from peers and experts.

The Longhorn Windows Village team is looking for an experienced developer. Want to help Microsoft compete with Linux? This team will build a next generation NNTP Newsgroup functionality into the Longhorn Windows Shell. This functionality will let users that need help or want to learn more, navigate to a community (called Windows Village) to read/post to other similar users. For example, if the user is in My Photos and clicks “Windows Village”, they will navigate to the appropriate set of newsgroups, post questions and get responses from peers and experts. We need an experienced developer to help design and implement this functionality. Skills needed will include network programming, authentication programming, program flow in a community of data, programming to servers in a secure and scalable way, and understand and expanding the shell architecture. We work with such technologies as Avalon, .NET, NNTP, and Longhorn WinFS. Qualifications for this position include a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated work experience in software development, and a MS or BS degree in Computer Science or a related field and experience with C/C++. Knowledge of C# and the .NET fundamentals are a plus. Also, the ability to design architecture across teams, excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to work well with other teams are required.

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    Newsgroups builtin to the Windows Shell?

    damn, i didnt know that newsgroups were *that* popular or held such prominence (sp?).