The latest Whidbey Chronicles installment on “Whitehorse” is now available for download, check it out! 

What is Whitehorse you might ask? Below is the text on “Whitehorse” from the Visual Studio Roadmap

With Visual Studio Whidbey, Microsoft will deliver a set of tools (code-named "Whitehorse") that enable architects and developers to easily design service-oriented applications and operations infrastructure simultaneously. Whitehorse uses a drag-and-drop design surface to connect XML Web services, and then validates the resulting applications against the deployment environment. The designers will provide modeling support for describing applications and components, along with corresponding policy for security, protocols, and more.