Product Names: Everett, Whidbey, Orcas
I got a question from someone recently asking what the naming convention we have been
using for Visual Studio represents. Is Orcas a character in Lord of
the Rings? Answer: No. Here's the real answer: The versions of Visual Studio
represent cities/islands in the Northwest that are progressively farther away from
- Visual Studio .NET 2003: Codenamed Everett is on the mainland
Visual Studio "[Whidbey](http://www.whidbey.net/islandco/)" is an island a little farther away
- Visual Studio "Orcas" is also an island
farther away then Whidbey.
Other snippets you may not know:
The next version of Windows, codenamed "Longhorn" is named after a now infamous
bar close to Whistler and Blackcomb ski resorts.
The well-known Microsoft Duwamish Books Sample: Duwamish is the name of a [native<br> american tribe](http://www.duwamishtribe.org/) in the pacific northwest.
- Seattle: Seattle is named after the chief of the suqamish indian tribe.
Here are some chief Seattle
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