That means the much-anticipated "Orcas" set of developer tools at
least will be on track for Microsoft's big day, Feb. 27, when Microsoft plans
to launch Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. It remains
to be seen if the new versions of Windows Server and SQL Server will be ready
for launch at that time.
For more details about the current status of Visual Studio and some of the
newly released components such as the Sync Framework CTP and Popfly Explorer,
for Keith Ward's coverage.
In his update on Visual Studio progress at Microsoft's TechEd Developers conference
in Barcelona, Somasegar referred to some new licensing terms for partners. One
change to Visual Studio 2008 licensing terms is supposed to end limitations
on partners that prevented them from building solutions on Visual Studio for
non-Windows or non-Microsoft platforms.
Another new element is shared source licensing for Premier-level partners in
the Visual Studio Industry Partner program. Those exclusive partners will be
allowed to view Visual Studio source code for debugging purposes while integrating
their products with Visual Studio 2008.
Posted by Scott Bekker on November 06, 2007 at 11:57 AM
Microsoft's ongoing layoffs are hitting its home turf, with new notices affecting 1,248 people in the Redmond, Bellevue and Issaquah, Wash. areas in May.
Microsoft's latest collaboration application, Loop, is now available as a public preview.
Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.
Microsoft's top partner executives detailed several changes it plans to make to the 6-month-old Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP).
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