Posted by: Swapnil | July 30, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 Codename "Orcas" Beta 2 released !!!

Improvements in VS 2008 Beta 2 are listed below. Each improvement link will lead you to the explanation page of that improvement with examples.  I must say each link worth visiting, it’s written by the Scott Guthrie, General Manager of Microsoft Developer Division.

VS 2008 Multi-Targeting Support

ASP.NET AJAX and JavaScript Support

Language Improvements and LINQ

Data Access Improvements with LINQ to SQL

Lots of other improvements

The list above is only a small set of the improvements coming. For client development VS 2008 includes WPF designer and project support. ClickOnce and WPF XBAPs now work with FireFox. WinForms and WPF projects can also now use the ASP.NET Application Services (Membership, Roles, Profile) for roaming user data. Office development is much richer – including support for integrating with the Office 2007 ribbon. WCF and Workflow projects and designers are included in VS 2008. Unit testing support is now much faster and included in VS Professional (and no longer just VSTS). Continuous Integration support is now built-in with TFS. AJAX web testing (unit and load) is now supported in the VS Test SKU. And there is much, much more…

You can download the Visual Studio 2008 product here. You can alternatively download the smaller VS 2008 Express Editions here.

Reference : Scott Guthrie’s Blog

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