The March CTP is released! This is the first CTP since the LINQ Preview (that shipped last May!) that contains working LINQ bits for VB. There is definitely more to come, but this release contains some exciting features as well!

VSTS Self-Extracting Install: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CF76FCBA-07AF-47AC-8822-4AD346210670&displaylang=en

VSTS Virtual PC Image: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=281FCB3D-5E79-4126-B4C0-8DB6332DE26E&displaylang=en

I'm going to try to blog more about the cool features you can expect to see in this CTP, and also hopefully some samples and descriptions of underlying technology. Here are some things you can try out in this release of the VB CTP:

  • Basic queries
  • Object initializers
  • Local type inference
  • Extension methods
  • Xml literals
  • Cool intellisense

Please let me know if you have any questions about these features!