Visual Studio 2008: Beta Inbound
Sounds like the second
beta of Visual Studio 2008 is nearly upon us
. According to a blog posting
by the General Manager of Microsoft's Developer Division, Scott Guthrie, VS08
beta 2 should roll out this week. Even more important, Guthrie told blog readers
that the latest beta will be "pretty much feature-complete."
That's a far cry from the state of VS08 beta 1, which arrived in April to much
fanfare but lacked a host of key features that developers were hoping to test
The beta 2 revelation occurs deep in the comments of a Guthrie blog entry on
Microsoft's IronRuby project, which you can find
Emerging at the same time is .NET Framework 3.5 beta 2. The updated framework
adds some intriguing new talents to the framework.
"There are actually a number of small improvements to WPF in .NET 3.5,"
wrote Guthrie, who also revealed "new support for LINQ databinding with
Guthrie emphasized that both betas of .NET 3.5 and VS08 are full-featured previews.
"We'll do some small features additions/changes based on new feedback on
beta 2, but 99 percent of the features are all there," he wrote.
Do you plan to download the beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008? We'd like to get
your impressions of the new beta. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and your comments could be featured in our next issue.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 07/25/2007 at 1:15 PM