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Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" October 2006 CTP

Hightlights of this CTP:

  • ADO.NET 3.0 Advancements
  • LINQ over XML (XLinq)
  • Multi-targeting
  • Improved 64bit application working set
  • Lightweight reader/writer lock with deadlock-free upgrade support.
  • A high performance trace listener which logs XML to disk in the event schema.
  • Getting VSTO and/or controls off machine policy/legacy policy migration
  • Security Platform Parity - Suite B support: AES
  • A new date time data structure that can specify an exact point in time relative to the UTC time zone.
  • New IO types that expose almost all pipe functionality provided by Windows.
  • A new high performance set collection.

Many congrats to the team. You can download it from MSDN: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C09B5A2D-EB6A-44B6-8BBD-3764A2FDA9CE&displaylang=en