Monday, November 19, 2007 9:05 AM bart

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

It's my pleasure to tell you we shipped VS2008 and .NET FX 3.5 today. Soma has all the details on his blog. Although I didn't work actively on this release - Orcas was pretty much done at the time I joined - I'm really excited about this next milestone in our .NET journey. Things I definitely like in this release are:

  • LINQ from both the language side (C# 3.0, VB 9.0) and the framework side (LINQ to Objects, SQL, XML, DataSets)
  • Lots of tools improvements for WPF, WCF and WF development
  • The new System.Addins namespace and various other framework improvements (e.g. named pipes support)
  • ASP.NET AJAX support

But there's so much more to talk about. Later this month, I'll post updates for LINQ to LDAP and LINQ to SharePoint, and maybe I'll reveal another related pet project I've been working on lately. So stay tuned and enjoy VS2008 and .NET FX 3.5! | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks


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