TechEd News Roundup

The good thing about having too much work to do when I got back from TechEd is that by now other people have gotten the word out about items from the conference, so all I need to do is link to them.  :)

(BTW, If you couldn't make it to TechEd - or even if you did - check out Virtual TechEd.  The keynote, featuring a guest appearance by Christopher Lloyd, is available here.)

Here are links to some of the goings-on at last week's TechEd:

  • View from the hotel window...Visual Studio Orcas Named as Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Studio 2008 Shell
    • "If you create software development tools, you’ll want to consider building on the Visual Studio 2008 Shell. A streamlined Visual Studio development environment, the Visual Studio Shell provides the core foundation so you can focus on building your application’s unique features. Flexible customization options help you deliver optimized experiences for specific markets."
    • Aaron Marten's post
    • Video from Virtual TechEd
  • IIS 7 will be a Server Core option in Windows Server 2008
  • SQL Server Katmai Named as SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Codename Acropolis
    • "...a set of components and tools that make it easier for developers to build and manage modular, business focused, client .NET applications."
    • Brad Abram's post
    • Glenn Block's post
  • Updated version of the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit
    • "...a number of fixes identified as important by the community including designer support for Tabs and Web Services. It also has Animation support for some extenders, event support across the Toolkit, a Script combiner for reducing Toolkit scripts' download time, Dynamic context support for controls using Web Services, fixes to make ASP.NET Validators work with Toolkit extenders, Accessibility improvements and much more."
    • Scott Guthrie's post
  • Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats
    • "...Microsoft announced the release of an early preview of a managed API for the Open XML formats today at TechEd."
    • Brian Jones' post
  • Workflow Foundation Page Flow Sample