Monday, September 29, 2008

Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0 Roundup

Today Microsoft announced that, although recently referred to as Visual Studio 10 or "Hawaii", the official name of the next release will be Visual Studio 2010 and it will be accompanied by .NET Framework 4.0.

eWeek reports:

Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, and says the overall development strategy revolves around five pillars. The first pillar involves the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010, formerly codenamed “Rosario.”

Microsoft has announced the name of the next version of its developer tools and platform: Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.

In the announcement on Sept. 29, Microsoft also described the next release through the following five focus areas: riding the next-generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough departmental applications, enabling emerging trends such as cloud computing, and democratizing ALM (application life-cycle management), said Dave Mendlen, a director of product management in Microsoft’s Developer Division.

However, Mendlen did not give an actual date for when the new technology would become available, except to say that its name implies something about the time frame of its availability.

From InformationWeek:

In Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft also will introduce a feature it likens to an airplane's black box. While running a test of an application, a "black box" records the state of the machine and the application. That way, a tester can look at a debug log running alongside a video replay of the application that was under test and dive into all layers of the computing stack to see where a bug might have occurred.

Visual Studio Team System 2010 will include some pieces of Microsoft's "Oslo" modeling strategy, as first demonstrated at Microsoft's TechEd conference earlier this year. The Architecture Explorer will allow architects and developers to build, customize, and see an architectural diagram of an application and enforce architectural consistency on builds of a piece of software. The software will support the Object Management Group's Unified Modeling Language and domain-specific languages.


More screenshots from Martin Heller at InfoWorld (click to enlarge):



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Mary-Jo Foley's blog

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