Three weeks after releasing Visual Studio 2008, Jeff Beehler announced the release of “Rosario” November CTP, the next version of Visual Studio.
I guess Microsoft product teams does not get any rest. Neither do we, because of them 🙂

Below are the set of features that this CTP includes. My favorite ones are the Historical Debugger and support for Windows Installer XML (WiX) technology!!! More on the first one – in some other post.

We are living in interesing times…

Architecture Edition

  • Visualizing Interaction Sequences between Service-Oriented applications
  • Using the Distributed System Designers and the Web Service Software Factory to build
  • WCF applications
  • Designing and Visualizing Interactions between classes

Development Edition

  • Simplify Code Analysis rule selection with Rule Sets
  • Find and fix a bug using the historical debugger
  • Identify the test impact of code changes
  • Find a bug on a separate machine using the standalone debugger

Test Edition

  • Planning a testing effort
  • Executing manual test cases

Team Foundation Server

  • Managing user stories with the Agile Process
  • Managing features with the CMMI Process

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