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Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 – “Feature-Complete”

Well there has been a bit of a change at Microsoft with the focus and methodologies used to to build Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 according to the information I have received and read.  The focus was getting the product to be "Feature-Complete". Allowing for more usable and stable release.

Page 2 of the of this EWeek Article outlines some interesting comments and information about this focus. I have placed a summary below. But I recommend you read the article if you have a spare 5 minutes.

Some of the new Feature-Complete features include:

  • LINQ (Language Integrated Query) support
  • WPF Designer (Cider visual designer)
  • Tool support for Office 2007

There is also a statement within the article that Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is "… pretty much what you’re going to see with the final version".

Each of the features within Visual Studio 2008 was allocated to a feature team which included a "handful of developers, a handful of testers and a couple of program managers".

So those teams focused on the features primarily and submitted that feature(s) when they were completed.  – Certainly makes you think whether you could be developing your software this way? Interesting.

Yellow Duck Guy
Greg Olsen.

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