March 2007 Orcas CTP Available

The March 2007 Orcas CTP is now available for download.

You can see Soma’s anouncement about it here.

This is the first Orcas CTP to include new VB 9.0 features and is the first update of VB LINQ since last year’s May 2006 LINQ CTP.

Amongst a lot of other really cool Orcas stuff, this CTP includes previews of the following VB 9.0 features:

  1. Basic Query Support
  2. Object Initializers
  3. Extension Methods
  4. Type Inference
  5. Anonymous Types
  6. XML Literals
  7. XML Access Members
  8. Some Really Cool Intellisence Enhancements

You can download it here.

Also, downloading the CTP is a great way to checkout the things I’ve been talking about in my recent posts about extension methods.