VS “Orcas” September CTP

Sat, September 30, 2006, 03:58 PM under Orcas | VisualStudio
One of the areas I will be focusing on as we move forward is the next version of Visual Studio code-named Orcas. So, when I got word last week (while on the road) that the 1st CTP was out, I couldn’t wait to come back home and play with it.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I will be doing any playing :-( Not because this CTP doesn’t include all the LINQ bits or because it doesn’t include all the C# 3.0 bits or even all the VB9 bits. No, the reason I won’t be playing is because it is released as a VPC image that is not supported on Windows Vista. I just don't have any machines (or partitions) with XP on them (and quite frankly don’t want to ever go back to XP). Shame, as I was looking forward to playing with unit testing on devices and the other improvements for the NETCF developer.

Oh well, looking forward to the next drop and let’s hope there will be support for Vista (or that I decide to use Virtual PC 2007 Beta on Vista RC to test a CTP)!

If you can though, check it out and be one of the first to start blogging about what you like and what not. Download the Orcas September CTP here.
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