Six years ago I wrote a short series of aticles about the three Standard C++ features not implemented by Visual C++ 7.1. Interestingly[^] one of these three features is being removed from the standard (keyword export) and another deprecated (exception specifications).
Ever since ATL Server[^] was moved to CodePlex, we have had no native SOAP library from Microsoft. Now, there is Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI)[^] which comes preinstalled on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, but can be separatelly installed even on XP.
I'm about to do a live demonstration on tomorrow's Microsoft Tech Ed about this stuff, along with other features of Win7. I hadn't known that I can separately install it on an XP machine. Thanks for enlightening me.
It is a crappy thing, but it's life -^Carlo Pallini