Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2
beta of Visual Studio 2008
hit the streets last week, and according to our
upcoming news feature on the release, this is the version everybody has been
In an exclusive
online preview of a story to appear in the Aug. 15 issue of Redmond Developer
News, Senior Editor Kathleen Richards reports that VS 2008 beta 2 is "99.9
percent feature-complete" -- this coming from Visual Studio Group Product
Manager Prashant Sridharan.
The biggest new feature in the upcoming version of Visual Studio? Language
Integrated Query (LINQ). If you've been following our coverage the past few
months, you know that we've been all over LINQ like a cheap suit. Microsoft
has spent years working up the new data programming model, which aims to resolve
the violent disconnect between programming languages and databases. From what
we're hearing, the company may be getting it right.
Other welcome arrivals include a stable and compelling version of WPF Designer,
ASP.NET AJAX multi-targeting and a preview of the Visual Studio 2008 add-in
for Silverlight 1.0. This is an important milestone for Visual Studio 2008 and
one that bodes well for Microsoft's flagship IDE.
Have you been on the sidelines with Visual Studio 2008? If so, it's probably
time to consider picking it up. Let us know your experience with the new beta
and what you feel could be improved. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 08/08/2007 at 1:15 PM