I haven’t been keeping up on my .NET news as much as I used to, so lots of the things that Scott Guthrie mentioned in his “First Look at Orcas” post were new to me. And now I’m all excited! Here are some of the things that stick out for me:
- Orcas will indeed bring us version 3.5 of the .NET Framework. First time I have seen a reference to 3.5.
- Rich HTML/CSS WYSIWYG designer. Ahhhhhh. I use this daily, so I welcome any changes. I am particularly looking forward to the split-view editing mode…I could never figure out why Visual Studio didn’t have it.
- LINQ. By all accounts, LINQ looks intense. Scott posted a video a couple weeks ago that demonstrates how it works.
- First beta this spring, and final release this year. Bring it on!
His post contains screenshots and a link to a slide deck he presented recently. Check it out!
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