Friday, April 20, 2007

Orcas Beta 1 and .NET 3.5. shipped!

Microsoft VP Somasegar announces the release of Orcas Beta 1 and .NET 3.5. Read his post here http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/04/19/visual-studio-orcas-and-net-fx-3-5-beta1-shipped.aspx. Here is a list of features included in the Orcas release from Brian Harry's blog here http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/04/05/update-on-team-foundation-server-roadmap.aspx.

Soma shares his excitement in a C9 video here http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=302229. A must watch. He talks about Linq, Database focused tools and the possibility of a Orcas Express release.

So what is beyond Orcas - he talks about the next release of Visual Studio Team System Tools post Orcas codenamed "Rosario". He says Rosario will focus on the testing space, workitem mgmt. with respect to project life cycle and workflow amongst the whole IT organisation.

Finally, if you are dying to see Orcas get the VPC image here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=36b6609e-6f3d-40f4-8c7d-ad111679d8dc&DisplayLang=en. Read the instructions carefully.

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