LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

I’m happy to announce that today we are re-releasing the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 for Visual Studio 2008. The previous preview release of LINQ to XSD targeted Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2008 but did not work on later builds. Many of the people who originally downloaded and tried the LINQ to XSD…


Chris Lovett Interview

Chris Lovett was interviewed by book author Michael van Otegem recently and he asked some very interesting questions: Please tell us who you are and what you do.I’m an architect on the Data Programmability Tools team in SQL Server, and I work on XML tools that ship in Visual Studio.  As an architect I do…


XML Tools Screencasts

These videos provide some great information and a preview of the new XML Editor, XSLT Debugger, and EDM Wizard coming in Orcas, as well as a sneak preview of a new XSD Designer and EDM Designer that we can expect to see released after the upcoming Orcas release.


PDC WebData XML Wrapup – XML Everywhere

XML was everywhere at PDC, even if you didn’t notice it. Bill Gates said in his keynote something like “In .Net V1, we put in XML at the surface, with 2.0, Windows Vista and Office 12, we are putting XML at the core of all our products, not only for interop but also in our file…


XML, Dynamic Languages, and VB

Thursday at PDC saw lots of details being put out about another big project our team has been working on — the deep support for XML in Visual Basic 9.  This is actually part of an even larger effort that our team member Erik Meijer has been involved in, to support  fully dynamic languages such…


Changing the Game

by Soumitra Sengupta I am writing from PDC 2005, at Los Angeles.  Anders Hejlsberg just showed a demonstration of the Language Integrated Query Framework (codename Project LINQ) at Jim Allchin’s keynote address.  If you are not at PDC and want to see what this is all about, please visit  The site will be up…