Welcome to the tenth Community Convergence release. If you are reading this on the front page of the C# Developer Center you can enter comments in my blog.
Anders Hejlsberg and Karen Liu are featured at Tech Ed Europe this week. You can find the latest schedule for their talks on C# and LINQ in Raj Pai's latest post.
We are publishing a new draft specification from the IDE team on formatting code in Orcas. The specification is a team effort, but Karen is the primary author. This specification outlines the way code in the editor will be automatically formatted by actions such as pressing Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D. Preliminary formatting rules for many parts of the C# 3.0 and 3.5 language are included in this document. The preferred way to format Collection Initializers, Query Expressions, Lambda Expressions and other new language features are discussed. Please provide feedback!
Figure 1: Anson Horton discusses performance issues in Visual Studio.
There is new video (smaller, larger) featuring an interview with Anson Horton, a Program Manager on the C# team. Anson discusses Orcas performance issues and LAF (the Language Analysis Framework). Anson has been involved with the development of Visual Studio for several years, and has an in depth knowledge of performance issues inside the IDE.
Mark your calendars! The C# team is planning several upcoming public chats.
These Chats will frequently focus on LINQ. For more information, visit the LINQ web site or see this list of LINQ resources.