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Eric Lippert is a principal developer on the C# compiler team. Learn more about Eric.
Good morning everyone! I am pleased to tell you that the C# and VB teams are announcing a "refresh" of the async Community Technology Preview at MIX11 today, and that it is as of right now available on the Async CTP site.
Recall that the CTP release is an early look at our thinking for the proposed async language features so that we can get your feedback. Rather than posting feedback here, please let us know what you think on the Async Forum.
We've gotten a lot of good feedback so far; this refresh is intended to address the top ten-or-so concerns voiced so far about the CTP, namely:
Watch Lucian's blog and the Async Forum for more details on precisely what the changes outlined above are. Also, Mads and Alex have just posted interviews on Channel 9 giving an overview of the various changes in video form. Their videos are here and here.
Some tips I've heard on getting it installed from those in the know:
I encourage you to check it out and post any thoughts or questions you might have to the forum. Thanks!
And as always, thanks to my colleagues Mads, Alex and Lucian for their leadership in this feature area, and for providing this list of changes.
Please confirm or deny that "Async CTP (SP1 Refresh)" is compatible and tested with ASP.NET MVC 2. If not, when it will be compatible? Thanks.
All these changes address improvements of the existing features. Did anyone raise the question whether async/await as language extension makes sense in the first place? (See ajdotnet.wordpress.com/.../visual-studio-async-ctp-an-analysis for my concerns.)