TechED Developers Announcements

I am not at TechED Dev in Orlando ( I am going to IT Pro next week , see me at the BizTalk ATE stand ), but there are some important announcements to cover off.

 Microsoft Project Codename “Velocity” CTP

Velocity” allows high availability to data by integrating Large clusters of machines seamlessly into a single cache, making it easier to develop scalable, high-performance applications. 

Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 v1.2

A new version of Sharepoint extensions to allow developers to use Visual Studio 2008 for Sharepoint dev.

Silverlight 2 beta 2

Available later in the week with a Go Live license, also Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview and Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008 should be available at the same time.

More on “Oslo”

“Oslo” will be based on a foundational repository built on SQL Server 2008 for managing application metadata

It will include visual modelling and composition tools and a new, declarative modelling language to enable interoperability of models between tools and domain-specific modelling notations.


woo hoo Oslo


Silverlight A-go-go and IE8 Hurrah

Well the secret that never was, is out Silverlight 2.0 beta is now out along with a full complement of expression tools in beta , IE 8 has also made a welcome appearance.

The visual studio update for silverlight in my Visual Studio list here 

I will try and do a full breakdown in the next few days, but at the minute too busy smiling 🙂