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'Sedna' CTP Out for Visual FoxPro Developers

Visual FoxPro developers got access to the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Microsoft's "Sedna" project this week.

Microsoft officials announced last fall that they were working on project Sedna -- named for a recently discovered and very distant celestial object.

"The primary goal of Sedna is to expand on the ability of Visual FoxPro-based solutions to better integrate with other Microsoft products and technologies," a company statement said at the time.

Sedna's aim is to provide Visual FoxPro interoperability with application components created using Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. Sedna, which is set to be released in the first half of 2007, will require VFP 9.

Microsoft's March CTP of Sedna is available here.

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Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.

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