The Live Framework Tools team has announced the January CTP update. This update contains a number of fixes. The update was announced on Live Framework CTP Developer Connection on Connect. It is one of the three parts of the Live Framework SDK and Tools.
The Live Framework Tools significantly decrease the time it takes to develop Mesh-enabled Web Applications in Visual Studio 2008. However, Visual Studio is not required to create applications using Live Framework.
The Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, in conjunction with the Live Framework SDK, extend Visual Studio 2008 to simplify the end-to-end development experience of creating Mesh-enabled Web Applications by making it trivial to create, build, run, debug and package these applications for the Live Desktop.
The Live Framework Tools include:
- Project templates for creating DHTML Mesh-enabled Web Applications and C# or VB Silverlight Mesh-enabled Web Applications
- Building and packaging of Mesh-enabled Web Applications for deployment
- Launching and debugging Mesh-enabled Web Applications hosted in the Live Desktop
Currently the Live Framework SDK and Tools are in a limited Community Technical Preview. If you currently are a part of the CTP and have redeemed your token, you can download the SDK here.
While space is limited, you can request access to the CTP through our Microsoft Connect site. To allow you to get a deeper understanding of the Live Framework, we have published the developer documentation online.
For more information and for links to sign up for the CTP, see Live Framework SDK and Tools.
Live Framework is the uniform way for programming Live Services from a variety of platforms, programming languages, applications and devices. Consume and combine Live Services to build applications that span across digital devices and the web. It is part of the Azure Services Platform.