VSTS & TFS "Orcas" CTP, Visual Studio 2005 SDK v4.0 Available

Wow - there is lots of good stuff coming online this week!

  • First, we released the February CTP of Visual Studio "Orcas" which includes not only Visual Studio Team Suite enhancements but also includes the first publicly available build of Team Foundation Server "Orcas" as well! Brian Harry has posted all of the details about what's new and where to get the bits. Start your downloads...
  • Also, Version 4.0 of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK is now available. This is the final version of the SDK which will target Visual Studio 2005. James Lau has post a list of enhancements and Ed Psyk sent around a list of the Team Foundation Server-specific enhancements which I've pasted below.

Team Foundation Server Enhancements in the Visual Studio 2005 SDK v4.0

  • New Work Item Custom Control API Sample and Help Documentation
    • Demonstrates how to use the Work Item Custom Control APIs introduced in Visual Studio 2005 SP1.
  •  New Version Control Merge History API Documentation
    • Demonstrates how to use the enhanced QueryMergesWithDetails API introduced in Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  • Updated Team Explorer PcwTESample
    • This sample can be found in \VisualStudioTeamSystemIntegration\Team Explorer and Project Creation\PcwTESample\.
    • Fixed problems that prevented the sample from building.
  • Updated Team Foundation Server Collectibles Sample
    •  This sample can be found in \VisualStudioTeamSystemIntegration\Team Foundation Core Services\ExtendingTeamFoundationSample\.
    • Re-written to use best practices.
    • Updated ReadMe.doc to reflect new architecture.
  •  All Team Foundation Server Pubic Assemblies Updated to Visual Studio 2005 SP1
    • These assemblies can be found in \VisualStudioIntegration\Common\Assemblies\.
  • Updated Team Foundation Server BisSubscribe.exe Tool
    • This tool was updated to the RTM version and can be found in \VisualStudioTeamSystemIntegration\Utilities\EventSubscriptionTool\.
    • The SDK version of this tool now provides unsubscribe capability.
  • Added Visual Studio Team Explorer Package GUID’s, Menu ID’s and Group ID’s Header Files
    • The newly provided header file contains the constants required for integrating with existing Team Explorer shortcut menus when you create Visual Studio Integration Package projects. The TFS_VC_IDs.h file can be found in \VisualStudioTeamSystemIntegration\Version Control\ and the TFS_WIT_IDs.h file can be found in \VisualStudioTeamSystemIntegration\Work Item Tracking\.

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