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Several events occurred this week making it a truly WOW week:

Microsoft’s much awaited, new operating system, Windows Vista, was finally launched.

British Library published a great WPF application that presents old historical books. The user experience is so rich that you think you’re actually holding the book. I think I had already seen a demo of this app on Mix06, but nothing compares with the real thing.

A few days after the final release of Microsoft’s Ajax library, MS opened up its Source Code under the Microsoft Reference License (Ms-RL).

Microsoft released a new version of its browser enhancement module that enables browsers to render rich content in addition to HTM codename “WPF/E”. Note, that you’ll need the new February CTP release to run WPF/E applications since the previous version has a time bomb that disables it.

After installing the February CTP of WPF/E take a look at a simulation of the Vista Aero interface from inside your Web browser. [Thanks Savas]

And since we’re talking about desktops, have a look at the future of the desktop as the Human Productivity Lab imagines it. SO COOL!

Speaking of WOW experiences, send your WOW and get a chance to win a computer from Microsoft. Haven’t seen any Greek submissions so far. Are we not interested?

For those of you who are interested on .Net 3.0 and especially WPF here are some new resources you should definitely have a look at. The first two links are part of the new wiki, channel9 launched yesterday, while the next two are new FREE business class components you can use at your applications…