Posted By: David Guyer, Visual Basic Test Team

Today was my first day working the pavillion at Tech-Ed.

I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people with a lot of interesting backgrounds and experiences.

Here is a list of some of the features of VS 2005 that were drew the most interest or excitement:
 My.
 Edit and Continue (even though EnC and DTEE aren't working well in PD5)
 Error Correction
 ClickOnce Deployment and the Generic Bootstrapper
 Global Exception Handler
 Local Data and the Data Explorer
 Partial Trust Applications (and related features)

People here are very excited to get a copy of Visual Studio .NET PD5, to look at the features listed above as well as the Team Services features including unit testing and code coverage.

It was very interesting to see people react to what's in VB only, such as My., EnC, and Error Correction.  Most people agreed this lowered the bar to enter into VB without decreasing its power.

It's late, I'm tired, I look forward to doing it again tomorrow!