Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" March CTP

Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - March Community Technology Preview (CTP) is available for download in two versions:

The features are too many to mention here, but the ones that I most look forward to trying are:


  • ADO.NET Entity Framework

  • The XSLT Debugger

  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Designer

  • New Team System features

  • Windows Communication Foundation and Workflow Foundation

1 comment:

  1. A quick update.

    The self extracting install fails on my PC when installing .NET 3.5. Not surprising as I have all versions of .NET and many versions of Visual Studio installed. The files are slightly too large to fit on one DVD which is a shame.

    I will download and try the Virtual PC image (1.1GB base image + 4.5GB differential image) tonight.