Friday, September 29, 2006 11:54 AM bart

Visual Studio "Orcas" September CTP

Hot from the build lab: the Visual Studio "Orcas" September CTP. There are tons of new features in there:

  • LINQ to Objects (aka Standard Query Operators from System.Query, see LINQ-SQO) in the System.Core.dll assembly.
  • Partial C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 support (this is work in progress of course).
  • VSTS improvements.
  • Better support for Windows Vista apps.
  • VSTO for Office 2007
  • .NET Framework and CLR improvements with a new add-in model (hot!), GC latency control (hot!), threading performance improvements, partial trust reflection, enhancements to working with dates and timezones.

This CTP is released as a Virtual PC image and can be grabbed over here. Advantage: fast setup; Disadvantage: 3.5 GB download size.

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