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Archive for October, 2008

Could 7 be Microsoft’s Lucky Number

Monday, October 20th, 2008

So the next version of Windows will be known simply as “Windows 7.”

That’s according to a post by Mike Nash, Microsoft’s Corporate VP Windows Product Management.

Windows 7 is the planned successor operating system to Windows Vista and a product that Microsoft hopes will confound the Vista critics.


Microsoft Previews Visual Studio 2010

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Microsoft has provided the first look at the next version of its developer tools and platform, which will be named Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.

Microsoft said the next release will focus on the five following areas: riding the next-generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough departmental applications, enabling emerging trends such as cloud computing, and democratizing application life-cycle management (ALM).

The Microsoft announcement included an in-depth look at how Visual Studio Team Systems (VSTS) 2010 (code-named “Rosario”) will help democratize ALM with a unique solution that brings members of a development organization into the application development life cycle, and removes many of the previous barriers to integration. More details on the other focus areas will be released over the product development cycle.

“With Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, we are focused on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms spanning client, server, services and devices, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture improvements,” said S. “Soma” Somasegar, senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft.

“These pillars are designed specifically to meet the needs of developers, the teams that drive the application life cycle from idea to delivery, and the customers that demand the highest quality applications across multiple platforms. You can expect to hear a lot more about Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 in the coming months.”