UpdatedOfficial SharePoint team blog post

Today we announced the availability of VSeWSS 1.1 RTM at the Office Developers Conference in San Jose, CA.  This is a great step forward for the visual studio tools for WSS.  We took a BUNCH of feedback from everyone that told us what they wanted changed/fixed. 

We will be posting to the SharePoint team blog shortly with the full official announcement.

Get the bits hot out of the oven here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3E1DCCCD-1CCA-433A-BB4D-97B96BF7AB63&displaylang=en

Things to look for:

- Full WSP package editing support, including the ability to edit all the XML files manually if you desire :)

- New templates

- VB.Net support

- MANY MANY bug fixes :)

Things that will possibly bug you about this:

- No VS 2008 support. (we could not get this done in time for this release ... but watch this space)

- No 64bit support.  Again, we would loved to have done this ... but there are some hoops we need to jump through that are not as trivial as you might first think.

- Between 1.0 and 1.1 there were significant changes to the way the projects are structured.  For that reason projects created in 1.0 will most likely need to be re-created in 1.1.  Again, we would have loved to have gotten to this but you demanded so many cool features we wanted to spend our time giving you those.

PLUS USER GUIDE....

We are also releasing a user guide for the extensions.  Today we are releasing the first part of that guide.  We will be releasing a lot  more of this guide in the next few months ... so keep an eye out for updates.

Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1