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November 9, 2005

Somasegar lays out roadmap for Visual Studio

Posted by David Hunter at 8:04 AM ET.

Now that Visual Studio 2005 has been launched, there has been a good deal of buzz in recent days about what’s next for Visual Studio ([1], [2]). S. “Soma” Somasegar (Microsoft Corporate VP, Developer Division) provides a roadmap in a lengthy post on his weblog. Hit the link for the full details, but to net it out:

- First service pack for Visual Studio 2005 around summer next year

- Ship the localized versions of VS 2005 over the next couple of months and Team Foundation Server in 1Q2006

- “Re-tooling ourselves to be more agile, productive and predictable” via the MQ milestone project

- Planning for Orcas which is “all about enabling platform adoption for Windows Vista, for Office 12 and for WinFX.” Apparently the initial developer tooling for these products in 2006 is still VS 2005, but the following Orcas release will provide enhancements.

- Ad tech “incubation” work for post-Orcas releases and the “Live” push.



Filed under MQ, Office Live, Online Services, Team Foundation Server, Tools, VS 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Windows Live

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4 Responses to “Somasegar lays out roadmap for Visual Studio”

  1. Microsoft News Tracker » Blog Archive » VS 2005 Team Foundation Server December CTP now available on MSDN Says:

    [...] You may recall that while Visual Studio 2005 has shipped, the Team Foundation Server (TFS) is not due until 1Q2006. Rob Caron reports that the December Community Technical Preview of TFS is now available: For MSDN Subscribers, the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server CTP – December 2005 (English) is available for download on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. [...]

  2. Microsoft News Tracker » WinFX January CTP Update Says:

    [...] Worthy of special note is the optional Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Community Technology Preview – Development Tools for WinFX which includes “Cider,” a visual designer for the new Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly Avalon). Orcas, of course, is the next version of Visual Studio which will only be available sometime after WinFX ships with Vista and for prior operating systems. Filed under Tools, Technologies, Avalon, Indigo, Beta and CTP, WinFX, Workflow, Orcas, Cider Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

  3. Microsoft News Tracker » Microsoft reveals Visual Studio service pack plans Says:

    [...] On a related note, Microsoft Corporate VP S. “Soma” Somasegar reports on his weblog that, as promised, the Team Foundation Server for Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) will be available in March. Filed under Tools, VS 2005, VS 2003, Team Foundation Server, Team System Listen to this article   [Permalink] [...]

  4. Microsoft releases January CTP of Orcas -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] Last week, Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview of Orcas, the next version of Visual Studio. Among other things, Orcas is intended to simplify development for Vista and Office 2007 and the latter is explicitly on the feature list for this CTP. However, some promised innovations like the new Sapphire Web designer will show up in later betas. Filed under Tools, Beta and CTP, Orcas, Microsoft [...]

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