posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 1:15 AM by Obi

Orcas is here baby!


I haven't been very active in my blog posts lately. This is largely due to the fact that my life has been flat out like a lizard drinking (aussie expression for being busy)!

There is never a dull moment in my household, so lately I have been tinkering with some cool Microsoft products such as the Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and the like.

The Redmond guys keep rolling out the good stuff.  Before, I even realize a sense of pleasure or satisfaction (if you will), a newer version of Visual Studio or Sql Server is rolled out.

Talking about Visual Studio, the next version code name "Orcas" is ready for download. Orcas mainly targets Windows Vista and the .NET Framework 3.0 Development.  It consists of the following new features:

·         Create Microsoft Office Applications with full integration of VSTO into VS

·         Handle Data More Smoothly with LINQ

·         Enable New Web Experience with client-side execution using ASP.NET AJAX and other enhancements.

·         Improve Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM)

I can go on and on to extol its goodness, but suffice to say, this is a cool stuff and I suggest that you check out the Orcas_March07CTP