As you might have seen on the SharePoint Team Blog we released the Community Technology Preview of Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3.
This is really designed to address a number of pressing needs our users have with v1.2. Namely:
- x64 support
- Command line build support
There is a bunch of other great stuff in there too (like seperate package/deploy commands) but these two items above are really the big ticket items that should help a bunch of folks out.
Command line build support gives you the ability to better integrate with build systems and straightens out the workarounds you needed to use with v1.2.
x64 support helps for those that are standardizing on x64 bit development environments. Previously with v1.2 you needed to develop on x32.
I would encourage everyone to take a look at the v1.3 release and log any bugs you find on the connect site.