“Whidbey” has shipped!

This post is about the product/project I have been dedicated to occupationally for the past 3 years.

“Whidbey” is the codename for the set of technologies that form the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. It includes platform components like the Common Language Runtime, Web Services, ASP.NET and Windows Forms. It also consists of programming languages like Visual Basic, C++, C# and J#. Lastly, there are the tools and designers including Visual Studio, MSDN Help/Documentation, Team Foundation, Enterprise Development/Test and Visual SourceSafe.

I have managed a team of engineers responsible for the set of web development technologies that make up Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition (codename “Venus”) and are also included in all the other Visual Studio 2005 editions.

It is hard to believe the product we have worked so hard and long on is finally done and will be in customers’ hands shortly. Our goal was simple: To create the best development and design tool for ASP.NET 2.0 web applications. I am so proud of my team for the work they have done and hope our customers share our excitement about our product and our work.

If you or someone you know develops web applications for a living or as a hobby, download the free Express Edition and stop by The ASP.NET Forums to tell us what you think.

Dancing Baby

Keith

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