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Microsoft Corp Sept. 29, 2008 provided the first look at the next version of its developer tools and platform, which will be named Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.

Microsoft described the next release through the following five focus areas: riding the next-generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough departmental applications, enabling emerging trends such as cloud computing, and democratizing application life-cycle management (ALM).

Sep 29 2008 announcement included an in-depth look at how Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 (code-named “Rosario”) will help democratize ALM with a unique solution that brings all the members of a development organization into the application development life cycle, and removes many of the existing barriers to integration.

Visual Studio 2010, .Net 4.0 with Sharepoint new Features

  • Server Explorer for SharePoint viewing Lists and other artifacts in SharePoint directly inside of Visual Studio
  • Windows SharePoint Services Project (WSP file) Import to create a new solution
  • Added a new web part project item and showed the Visual web part designer which loads a user control as a web part for SharePoint
  • Showed adding an event receiver for SharePoint and using the wizard to choose the event receiver and to just create a source file with that event receiver.
  • Added an ASPX workflow initiation form to a workflow project and showed how this workflow initiation form has designer capability
  • Showed the packaging explorer and the packaging editor which lets you structure the SharePoint features and WSP file that is created.

“With Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, we are focused on the core pillars of developer experience, support for the latest platforms spanning client, server, services and devices, targeted experiences for specific application types, and core architecture improvements,” said S. “Soma” Somasegar, senior vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. “These pillars are designed specifically to meet the needs of developers, the teams that drive the application life cycle from idea to delivery, and the customers that demand the highest quality applications across multiple platforms. You can expect to hear a lot more about Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 in the coming months.”


Tagged: Visual-Studio-2010

2 Responses to “Visual Studio 2010, .Net 4.0 with Sharepoint new Features”

  1. Vikram, Prashanth Says:

    Unfortunately 4.0 assemblies do not work on SharePoint 2010 still. While using beta 1 we hoped beta 2 would provide the support. Guess MS will add the support in future

  2. NS, Jenkins Says:

    Yes Vikram Prashanth

    SharePoint 2010 requires .NET 3.5, therefore we only allow SharePoint project in Visual Studio 2010 to target .NET 3.5.

    SharePoint is built on and committed to the .NET Framework now and in the future. Unfortunately the release timeframes didn’t work out to get SharePoint 2010 built on .NET Framework 4.0.

Published by NS, Jenkins on 28 Jan 2009 at 10:50 am