SYSK 353: What’s New in "Orcas" (next version of Visual Studio)


This is first in the series of small posts about new features in Orcas…


 


1.    Orcas can be installed and will run side-by-side with Visual Studio 2005 (even with the beta 1 release currently available)


2.    You can use Orcas to create projects (i.e. target) using different versions of .NET framework starting with 2.0.


3.    You don’t have to upgrade your code to move your source to Orcas.


4.    Unit testing is now available in all editions of VS Professional (not just VSTS)


 


Source: talk by James Conard


 


 

Comments (6)

  1. This is first in the series of small posts about new features in Orcas… 1. Orcas can be installed and

  2. Sven Aelterman says:

    "You don’t have to upgrade your code to move your source to Orcas"

    You do have to upgrade your solution file. I am not sure if the Orcas solution file can be read in VS 2005… and that’s what’s stopping me from trying out Orcas with some real projects.

    Any ideas?

  3. irenake says:

    Are you trying to use Orcas without affecting your team mates who use the same project?  How about just not checking in the solution file?  As long as you don’t use .NET 3.5 features, you can use Orcas to develop .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 apps…

  4. Peter Ritchie says:

    "You can use Orcas to create projects (i.e. target) using different versions of .NET framework starting with 2.0."

    In other words you can target Framework 2.0 or higher and you cannot target 1.0 or 1.1.

  5. irenake says:

    That’s correct.

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