Can’t wait for the rich user interface in Longhorn? In the meantime, check out SphereXP. I haven’t downloaded it, but the videos and screenshots look interesting.
For those of you who have yet to make the full transition to .NET, Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6 is available at our Visual Studio Developer Center. It’s been a long while since I’ve fired up VS6, but I have fond memories of the stuff I wrote with that tool.
There’s a new episode of MSDN TV where Scott Guthrie introduces some of the new ASP.NET data features in Visual Studio 2005 (“Whidbey”).
Okay…this is interesting. Intel has posted its IT Manager Game. Play the role of a manager running a large IT department and see if you have what it takes for success. I’ll be interested to read some comments about this one.
If you’re a MSDN Universal Subscriber, you can now download Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview March 2004 from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads area. From the download site:
Technology Previews are not “alpha” or “beta” quality. They should only be installed on dedicated machines as no guarantees are made that the hard drive will not require reformatting once the customer’s evaluation is complete. Microsoft will still release alphas and betas of Visual Studio 2005 ("Whidbey"). Developers can look to these releases to provide increasing features, quality, and stability. Note: The Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview is only available as a full DVD Image. The file size is approximately 2.6GB.
Michael Yuan's blog has some screenshots.