I got a question from someone recently asking what the naming convention we have been
using for Visual Studio represents. Is Orcas a character in Lord of
the Rings? Answer: No. Here’s the real answer: The versions of Visual Studio
represent cities/islands in the Northwest that are progressively farther away from
Visual Studio .NET 2003: Codenamed Everett is
on the mainland
Visual Studio “Whidbey” is an island
a little farther away
Visual Studio “Orcas“ is also an island
farther away then Whidbey.
Other snippets you may not know:
The next version of Windows, codenamed “Longhorn” is named after a now infamous
bar close to Whistler and Blackcomb ski resorts.
The well-known Microsoft Duwamish Books Sample: Duwamish is the name of a native
american tribe in the pacific northwest.
Seattle: Seattle is named after the chief of the suqamish indian tribe.
Here are some chief Seattle
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