MSBuild is the [extensible, scalable,
transparent] next generation build engine and platform for Visual Studio
.NET. Many of our sharpest PMs, developers, testers, and yes, even
writers, are feverishly working on this project.
A number of folks with whom I've discussed MSBuild--including
several enterprise development consultants in the field--believe that it
just might be the single most important feature innovation in our pipeline.
And if you consider how many one-off build tools and convoluted
prescriptive build processes have been developed (or evolved) since
the release of VS.NET 2002, it's hard to argue with them.
Now, YOU can get a
Peak of MSBuild at the PDC in LA. Thanks to href="http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/cflaat/PermaLink.aspx/74aef00c-b26d-4982-868d-a9083f70f9eb">Chris for
"Introducing MSBuild: The Universal Build Engine for Visual Studio "Whidbey"
Track: Tools and Languages Code:
Speakers: Alex Kipman, Rajeev Goel
MSBuild is the next generation
build engine that delivers scalability and flexibility for the entire range of
build scenarios, from the basics to complex build-lab scenarios. Drill into the
capabilities of this universal build engine for Visual Studio "Whidbey" and the
"Longhorn" operating system--from its XML-based persistence model and
human-readable file format, to its ability to assist in the creation of build
steps and processes for Visual Studio projects."
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