January CTP of Visual Studio "Orcas" is available

11 בינואר 2007

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"Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web."

 

Download this CTP as a VPC Image or a self-extracting install.

 

Some of this version's highlights:


  • Extended, more powerful data APIs with the ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ to ADO.NET

  • C# 3.0 Language Support: This CTP implements all of the C#3.0 language features from the May LINQ CTP.

  • LINQ to Objects API

  • ClickOnce improvements

  • Managed classes for Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm cryptographic functionality

  • Runtime and design-time support for Office 2007 (including Outlook 2007)

  • Support for advanced lifetime management of add-ins and their AppDomains

  • Client service support for Login/Logout, Role management and Profiles

  • A trace listener that logs event to ETW, event tracing for Windows in Vista

  • Jscript Intellisense support

  • A new numeric type that provides support for very large numbers (Beyond the range of In64)

  • LINQ over XML (XLinq)

  • SQL Server Compact Edition (SSCE)

Enjoy!

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