Visual Studio "Orcas" and .NET FX 3.5 Beta1 shipped!


Today we signed off on the Beta 1 release for Visual Studio “Orcas” and .NET FX 3.5. 


 


I am very proud of what my team has accomplished and want to take this opportunity to thank them for the great work they have done – in terms of innovation, new scenarios that we are enabling through a set of rich features and a high focus on quality through the project.  Between support for the latest platforms including Windows Vista, Office 2007, Longhorn Server and the Web, significant improvements in developer productivity and taking the next step forward in our Application Lifecycle Tools journey with VSTS and TFS, I know we have got an awesome product in the making. 


 


The VS Pro and VSTS products are at Beta1.  As part of this we are also putting out CTPs (Community Technology Previews) of the Express SKUs as this is the first time that we are making Express products for “Orcas” available to our customers. 


 


To date, we have seen over a quarter of a million downloads of the various Orcas CTPs which is a testimony to both your excitement for this product and effective feedback we are consistently receiving from you all.  This is really ensuring to help us build the right product for you and our many customers. 


 


Orcas Beta 1 bits for the various different product SKUs will be available at the MSDN Visual Studio Futures site over the next day or so.  The team and I are looking forward to hearing your feedback on Beta1.


 


Namaste!

Comments (88)

  1. As noted on Soma’s blog here , you can now download Beta 1 of Visual Studio "Orcas." This has the new

  2. As noted on Soma’s blog here , you can now download Beta 1 of Visual Studio "Orcas." This has the new

  3. As noted on Soma’s blog here , you can now download Beta 1 of Visual Studio "Orcas." This has the new

  4. Microsoft DevDiv VP "Soma" Somasegar just announced that the team signed off on the bits for VS "Orcas"

  5. Microsoft DevDiv VP "Soma" Somasegar just announced that the team signed off on the bits for VS "Orcas"

  6. John West says:

    The web site says that it’s available on MSDN subscribers downloads, but only the old CTP is showing up currently.  Am I missing something?

  7. The Visual Studio team has signed off on Beta 1 of Visual Studio codename "Orcas". Somasegar has the

  8. Hey folks, time to burn up the bandwidth! Soma has announced the release of Beta 1 of the forthcoming

  9. Microsoft VP (Soma) Somasegar announced today on his blog the availability of Visual Studio Code Name

  10. Peter Ritchie says:

    There must be some great refactoring of the Orcas code base, all 8 parts of the Orcas Beta 1 VPC are tagged as 1kb each at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=36B6609E-6F3D-40F4-8C7D-AD111679D8DC&displaylang=en

  11. kfarmer says:

    Peter:

    Actually, MS Research has developed a way to encode arbitrarily sized programs as a single number.  Orcas just happens to be a number 64 kilobits long.  We’re considering renaming the next VS as Visual OM Navel-Diving Edition. 😉

  12. Available to MSDN subscribers and coming online to Microsoft.com/downloads shortly. Soma Somasegar (the

  13. Today, Soma annouced that they have just shipped Beta 1 of Orcas! The home page for this drop is…

  14. S. Somasegar, Microsoft Corporate VP in the Developer Division, just announced that Visual Studio "Orcas"

  15. Rob Caron says:

    See Soma’s blog for the details, and the MSDN Visual Studio Futures site for the bits to download. Orcas

  16. My VSTS Blog says:

    In exciting news, Microsoft have shipped Visual Studio codenamed "Orcas" Beta 1. You can download the

  17. OPC Diary says:

    Somasegar’s WebLog : Visual Studio &quot…

  18. Soma has announced that Microsoft has announced that Orcas beta 1 has been signed off. Unfortunately

  19. Woohoo! Its official , we finally got Orcas Beta1 out the door! We’re very excited to get this release

  20. neuhawk says:

    S.Somasegar,MicrosoftCorporateVPintheDeveloperDivision,justannouncedthat

  21. shoutor says:

    根据微软主管产品开发的VP Somasegar的博客,微软发布了代号名为Orcas的下一代Visual Studio的第一个Beta,同时提供ISO和VPC下载版本。他在Channel 9的采访中对此发布和将来做了详细的讨论:

  22. Just in case you haven’t seen the announcement somewhere else… Soma has all the details here . -Mar

  23. robcaron says:

    In response to Peter Richie’s comment: To make a long story short, we have to do some workarounds at times to push through large files in the system. In this case, we had to put 1k placeholder files in our download publishing tool, which makes the system think that’s how big the download is despite the fact that each of these files are about 700 MB.

  24. Somasegar’s WebLog : Visual Studio "Orcas" and .NET FX 3.5 Beta1 shipped! Visual Studio 2005의 차기버젼인 코드명

  25. Arpit Jacob says:

    Wooo I getting it right away :d

  26. C’est annoncé sur le blog de Soma Somasegar . Les éditions "Pro" et "Team Suite" sont donc dès à présent

  27. Vikram says:

    Good to hear the news of beta availability of one of the most awaited software in dot net

  28. Soma brings us good news , as usual. Orcas beta 1 is available for download . For now the bits are available

  29. Wow — it is great to be done with Orcas Beta1 … I can’t wait to see what the feedback is like… As

  30. Oooh – now I’m going to have to drive to the office so I can get this quickly… Hopefully in time to

  31. Check out Soma’s blog entry for some background details. Visit the Futures Site for the links. If you

  32. Erwin says:

    New features are nice and welcome, but what i really really would like to see is that vs.net does not consume SOO much memory and performance.

    e.g.

    – open a .xml (or .xaml) file->takes ages

    – use the wizard to create a new (wpf) application ->takes up almost 1 minute taking 90% cpu and when it has finally created the project it consumes 167MB memory and 139MB virtual ram

    (Note that this on an average 3Ghz pc with 2GB RAM installed running XP SP2)

  33. Somasegar on Visual Studio "Orcas" and .NET FX 3.5 Beta1 shipped! Mary Jo Foley on Microsoft Visual Studio…

  34. Tim says:

    Will there be a new version for the Express versions?

  35. El Bruno says:

    Buenas Interesante noticia que una vez más, llega por 20 canales diferentes , aunque más interesante

  36. El Bruno says:

    Buenas Interesante noticia que una vez más, llega por 20 canales diferentes , aunque más interesante

  37. El Bruno says:

    Buenas Interesante noticia que una vez más, llega por 20 canales diferentes , aunque más interesante

  38. yuvipanda says:

    And, BTW, is the Express CTP based on the same codebase as the Beta1 Orcas codebase or the earlier CTP?

  39. Samboy Lim says:

    Yikes!  I am still getting my head to  wrap .NET 2.0 and here comes .NET 3.5.    When will ever cope up with these stuff?  Anyway, congratulations of the milestone!!!

  40. Howard says:

    Nice to hear it.. I intend to try remapping my application onto LINQ to SQL to see where I can break it..!

  41. Somasegar says:

    Hi Yuvi,

    The Express CTP is based on the same codebase as the Beta1 Orcas code-base.  

    -somasegar

  42. Here is the announcement from Soma . This provides a good backdrop for me to update my personal status.

  43. robcaron says:

    If you’re looking for the ISO images, they’re now up on MSDN Subscriber Downloads (Team Suite ISO should be there very soon) and they should also appear as self-extracting, multi-volumes downloads on Microsoft Downloads later today as well.

  44. Ganesh says:

    I am sorry if this is a naive question,anyways here goes

    "Is Orcas Base Image required for Orcas Express Edition to run?"

  45. I’m pleased to let you all know that Microsoft released the first beta version of the next version of

  46. As Soma announced yesterday the first beta is available for Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects

  47. As Soma announced yesterday the first beta is available for Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects

  48. As S. Somasegar announced , Orcas Beta 1 is ready to ship and will be generally available for download

  49. Howard says:

    The profession beta1 ISO is 5.x Gb – how does one burn this to a 4.7Gb DVD ?

  50. Steve says:

    Has DLinq been updated?

    Where is update information?

  51. Raj Pai says:

    Hi Steve,

    In Orcas Beta 1, LINQ to SQL (previous name DLinq) has enhanced the functionality from the May 2006 LINQ CTP. You can find it in System.Data.Linq namespace in System.Data.Linq.dll. New in this release is that DataContext provides optimized modes for read-only use and serialization . Also new is that DataShape streamlines eager loading capabilities and adds the ability to set queries on relationships.  

    Some of this functionality existing in the March 2007 CTP of Orcas, but Beta 1 offers more stability and better integration across the product.  There is a short video describing this functionality at: http://blogs.msdn.com/charlie/archive/2007/03/05/march-ctp-samples-overview-video.aspx

    In addition to the LINQ to SQL updates, we now have IDE support for LINQ features (Intellisense, formatting, quick info/parameter help).  

    You can subscribe to Charlie Calvert’s RSS feed off the C# dev center (http://csharp.net) to get looped in more team content around the beta.

    Thanks!

    Raj (C# Group Program Manager)

  52. Steve says:

    Thank you.

    Matt Warren spoke on the topic of disconnected objects here

    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1179601&SiteID=1

    "There is an upcoming feature that automatically databinds LINQ to SQL objects directly to webforms that use these API’s to communicate changes back into the DataContext.  There is also a technology in the works that automatically serializes LINQ to SQL objects to other tiers, change tracks and data binds the objects for you on that tier and serializes the objects back, solving the cyclic reference serialization problem and the indescribable schema problem for objects with change sets; which seems to match what many of you are describing. "

    I’m wondering if this made the beta 1  ?

    Thanks again

  53. Mohamed says:

    Hey Soma,

    Sorry for annoying you as ever! Just asking if you know when the self extract media will be available for all?

    I hope the noise I made on March CTP has nothing to do with the delay 😀

    Speaking of March CTP, is there anything we need to know regarding uninstalling it ? Any tip/trick or even a gotcha ?

    Thank you very much,

  54. Raj Pai says:

    Hi Steve,

    The two features that Matt referred to are not in Beta 1.  We’ll let everyone know when these make it into a drop.

    You can also keep an eye out on Scott Guthrie’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu — his team is working on the LINQDataSource control that will make it easier to integrate with Web UI.  

    Raj

  55. Steve says:

    Thanks again for your response.

    I hope the next release has the second part of Matt’s quote.  

    I don’t work in 2-tier environment very often in the real world, so I find that part a requirement.   (I want to use DLinq with a SmartClient that calls WebServices).  I require the object to be passed through my services layer – as my UI knows nothing about the database and never touches it directly.

    Thanks again.

  56. 微軟副總, Somasegar 已經在他的部落格正式宣布下一代Visual Studio開發工具, 代號 "Orcas", 英文版的 Beta1 已經推出. MSDN 訂戶可以搶先 下載 囉! 不過 Beta1

  57. Microsoft released beta version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Code Named "Orcas" and .NET 3.5 on April

  58. BestSnowman says:

    As some of you may have noticed Visual Studio 9 Codename "Orcas" Beta 1 is out in professional and express editions. Naturally being the type that lives on the edge I have been playing aroun …

  59. Today Microsoft signed off on the Beta 1 release for Visual Studio “Orcas” and .NET FX 3.5….

  60. Paramesh says:

    Hi Ganesh, the Express SKUs do not require a base image since there are no VPCs available for Express.  Base images are only required of the VSTS SKUs in the VPC scenarios.  

    Did you mean something else?  

  61. 19th of April we shipped Visual Studio Orcas Beta1. See Soma’s blog entry : . Downloads are here . This

  62. dmurillo says:

    Are the ISO files for VS Orcas PRO Beta 1 supposed to be available for MSDN Professionnal subscribers?

    TIA

    dm

  63. Mubarak Sha says:

    I am keeping trying to download Orcas Express CTP but i have not been succeed. Becuase I got this following issued.

    Reestablishing the connection with server (attemp 5/5)

    any help please.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  64. Mubarak Sha says:

    I am keep trying to download Orcas Express CTP but i have not been succeed. Becuase I got this following issued.

    Reestablishing the connection with server (attemp 5/5)

    any help please.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  65. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that we shipped Visual Studio Orcas Beta1

  66. Paramesh says:

    Hi Mubarak, could you please share more info, to help us determine the cause of the failure to download, with Karen Albrecht (Kal@microsoft.com)?

    Thanks!

  67. As described in this post on S. Somasegar’s blog and in other places, Visual Studio codename Orcas beta

  68. Rob says:

    Hi Soma,

    Apologies for hijacking your posting about Beta 1 (which will be on download from MSDN as soon as I get home tonight, promise! 🙂 but, I can’t work out how to re-open bug #88384 for Visual Studio on the connect site. As the closure referenced your blog, I thought it kinda fitting to come here and let you know that someone’s been "mis-using" your post.

    The bug I logged has been mis-identified as one in the .net Framework which, unless I’m mistaken (entirely possible!) it isn’t. The closer has referenced not making breaking changes, but given that the bug I’ve logged is Visual Studio generating code that won’t compile, I’m at a bit of a loss as to how fixing it could ever be a breaking change.

    Once again, sorry for the hijack!

  69. Adam A says:

    I am unable to use the Virtual PC image of Orcas.

    After downloading and unpacking, I start up the image, and get this error:

    "The parent virtual hard disk has been deleted or moved from its previous location. Please select the new location of the parent virtual hard disk.

    E:VPCTimeBombedBaseBase01.vhd"

    HELP! This is frustrating after downloading 5+ GB, and unpacking the 12GB image.

    Thanks

  70. Carol says:

    Hi Adam – I apologize that we have many VPC steps and it sounds like one (step 9 I believe) you might have missed.  Specifically it says that after you download and start to install the image, you will be prompted for the location of the base image.  At this time you should point to the Base01.vhd that you extracted earlier and click OK.

    If you still have troubles please email me directly at cscott@microsoft.com

  71. Paul Andrew says:

    Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 and .NET Framework 3.1 released back on April 19 th and you can read about

  72. Last week you saw Soma’s announcement about Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 shipping. I’m pleased to announce

  73. Charles Prakash Dasari says:

    Couldn’t this blog software be fixed not to show up duplicate comments. It is annoying to see such a UX on a senior VP’s blog.

  74. L’une des principales innovations de Visual Studio Orcas est le support de l’IntelliSense pour JavaScript.

  75. Visual Studio code name Oracas[Beta 1] Released Microsoft released the beta 1 version of its next version

  76. WOOHOO!!! .NET Framework 3.5 Beta1 has been released. Other related blogs: JasonZ’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonz/archive/2007/04/27/net-framework-3-5-beta-1-redist-released.aspx

  77. As you are aware Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta1 just released few days back. Here’s Soma’s blog http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/04/19/visual-studio-orcas-and-net-fx-3-5-beta1-shipped.aspx

  78. Încă puțin și devin de referință în 2.0 :o) Până atunci, să capitalizez – introduc 180 de secunde de

  79. The main feature of the System.TimeZoneInfo class (previously named System.TimeZone2 in CTPs prior to

  80. System.TimeZoneInfo (currently available as part of .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 1 ) contains methods for

  81. One thing we haven't publicized much on this blog yet is a new date time structure we've added

  82. 微軟副總, Somasegar 已經在他的部落格正式宣布下一代Visual Studio開發工具, 代號 "Orcas", 英文版的 Beta1 已經推出. MSDN 訂戶可以搶先

  83. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that we shipped Visual Studio Orcas

  84. One thing we haven’t publicized much on this blog yet is a new date time structure we’ve added in .NET

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