Monday, May 15, 2006

Scott Guthrie on Orcas RTM Dates and LINQ with ASP.NET

Scott Guthrie runs the Microsoft development teams that build IIS, ASP.NET, and Visual Web Developer 2005, and writes the popular ScottGu MSDN blog that covers these topics in depth. Scott posted Using LINQ with ASP.NET (Part 1), a tutorial for evaluating the use of LINQ with ASP.NET 2.0 on May 14, 2006. The sample project uses the LINQ May 2006 CTP version of the C# 3.0 compiler. Scott's LINQ with ASP.NET post provoked a large number of comments and replies, but the most interesting reply included this gem:

We are looking to ship the second half of next year. We will start having full Orcas CTP drops (of all technologies) starting later this summer, and will also have a go-live license of Orcas before the final RTM date. So not too far off now when you can use the above techniques in production.
This is the first Orcas RTM estimate and go-live committment directly from a Microsoft employee that I've encountered. Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,