Saturday, March 03, 2007 5:44 PM bart

New in Orcas - A few look-n-feel enhancements

A new IDE, a new look-n-feel. Compared to the VS 6 ages, VS has come a long way. I remember a quote from one of my colleague community members in Belgium when VS2005 was released: "This is an environment I really do like to work in; VS.NET wasn't...". Yes, even for geeky (long-haired cold pizza eating and coke drinking) developers (in dark offices) - sorry for the clich├ęs - IDE style matters. An Microsoft has done it again in VS Orcas; overexposure to the new March 07 CTP might cause that you never want to go back or leave the VPC :-). A few screenshots will clarify this statement:

(So, you really thought the thumbnail API in Vista was cool? Or the thumbnails of opened tabs in IE7? Explore Orcas's CTRL-TAB functionality!)

(Menus in Orcas style with rounded borders.)

(Next generation web designer with split view, CSS support and more - a shared component with Office SharePoint Designer.)

Note: The web designer deserves much more attention than a few screenshots in this post; if I find the time to rejuice my web dev passion I'll blog about it for sure! | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:11 AM by Sam Gentile

Still real tired from my Oklahoma trip , partying with Raymond sure is exhausting-). Agile/Development