Update: A Virtual PC image is also available.
We've just released the Visual Studio 'Orcas' - January CTP. This is the first of the side-by-side installable CTPs, however, before installing, please read the Release Notes and do not install this on a production machine as this will likely break Visual Studio 2005 when uninstalled.
Besides the new features mentioned previously for Code Analysis, you will also see the following new analysis in this CTP:
New Rules:Reliability\AvoidCallingProblematicMethods Globalization\SpecifyStringComparisionGlobalization\NormalizeStringsToUppercaseGlobalization\UseOrdinalStringComparionDesign\DoNotRaiseExceptionsInUnexpectedLocationsUsage\DoNotRaiseExceptionsInExceptionClauses
Changes to Existing Rules:IdentifiersShouldHaveCorrectPrefix - Now fires on generic type parameters that do not begin with 'T'CompoundWordsShouldBeCasedCorrectlyIdentifiersShouldBeCasedCorrectly UsePreferredTermsShortAcronymsShouldBeUppercase LongAcronymsShouldBePascalCased IdentifiersShouldNotContainUnderscores - Now fire on assemblies (with externally visible types) and generic type parameters
You will also see a string of better analysis and less noise in existing rules when compared to both Visual Studio 2005 and FxCop 1.35.
Download it today and tell us what you think!