What is Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas"?

If you’d like some insight into the next release of Visual Studio, code-named "Orcas", visit the Visual Studio Future Versions site. On that site, you’ll find a roadmap that provides a brief overview of what to expect in "Orcas".

Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich user experiences.

From: Visual Studio Future Versions

You can also learn more from S. Somasegar’s blog post, What's next for us?


Comments (2)

  1. David Hubbard says:


    I have an issue with vs 2005 add ons for winfx. When I open an older project, which I don’t want to convert, you cannot select cancel and work with the project as it was. Conversion is the only option. When .net 2.0 was brought out vs had a new version to go with it that could be installed along side 2003. Is there a way to disable the conversion wizard or to have two copies of vs 2005 on the same machine. One with win fx and one without. Sorry but the vista forums only deal with cider.

  2. RobCaron says:

    You can’t have two separate copies of Visual Studio 2005 on the same machine. I haven’t looked at devenv.exe command line switches in a long time, but I’m wondering if you could create shortcuts for starting Visual Studio with and without the WinFx add-ons. I’ll see if I can find a better answer.

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