Read this post and this for more info. (Post from Gert’s Blog)


Justin Burtch extend the testing attributes of Team System’s unit test framework.

Read the post and download the source here.

This is the final CTP before the release 🙂

Please check out this post to get more info.

Cameron’s post
Gert’s post

Download it here

The CTP 6 of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals is available for download!


  • Full support for SQL Server 2000 & 2005 objects, the parser work has been completed
  • Extended Properties support, we know import and deploy all your extended properties
  • Inline constraint support, if you do not want to separate them out, we allow them inline as well
  • Pre- and post deployment scripts population during Import Script
  • Full support for command line build & deploy and Team Build
  • A new Import Schema Wizard which is also integrated with the New Project Wizard to make project creation and import a single stop shop
  • Synchronize your database project from Schema Compare, compare your project with a database and pull the differences in to the database project
  • Schema refactoring is now allowed even if you have files in a warning state
  • Resolve 3 and 4 part name usage when the referenced database is locally present, same for linked servers
  • The product no longer installs SQL Express; you can pick your own SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition or SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition instance on the local box. When you first start the product for the first time we will ask you to choose an local instance to use
  • Display detailed Schema Object properties in the VS Property Window for selected objects in the Schema View
  • Separation of user target database settings through user project files, this allows users to work against a different target instance without changing the main project file.
  • We made great progress on the overall stability and performance of the product across the board, project creation, importing your schema, reloading project and making changes to your schema
  • And last but not least we fixed many reported customer problems!

An important note:

  • CTP6 will expire March 1st 2007; yes we will release the final version before this time 🙂
  • Download here.
    More here.

    The highlights of this CTP include:

    • Improvements on the widely acclaimed Visual Studio 2005 product set
    • Significant investments in improving product quality
    • LINQ to Objects API
      • LINQ to Objects API supports queries over any .NET collection, such as arrays and Generic Lists. This API is defined in the System.Query namespaces inside System.Core.dll. Click here for more details about LINQ.
    • Partial C# 3.0 Language Support: This CTP implements some of the new language features of C# 3.0
      • Local variable type interface
      • Lambda expressions
      • Object initializers
    • Partial C# 3.0 IDE Support: In addition to the C# 3.0 language features there is partial IDE support
      • Colorization and New Keywords in Completion List
      • Edit and Continue Rude Edit Detection
    • Partial VB 9.0 Language support (Due to differences in feature delivery schedules VB implementations of the above C# features will appear in a future CTP)
      • Local variable type inference and Option Infer switch
    • VSTS Improvements in load & unit testing such as unit test for devices
    • Device development improvements
      • VSTS integration
      • Access and modify device security configuration from the IDE
    • Enables developers to build and debug a Windows Vista Application
    • Enables Visual Studio Tools for Office developers to build document-level customizations for Word and Excel 2007
    • Enables eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 developers to use Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” to build their existing applications
    • NET Framework improvements such as:
      • New managed add-in model enables developers to add a version-resilient extensibility model to their products.
      • Support for time zone conversion, enumeration and serialization, including cases where Daylight Saving Time rules change over time.
      • Reflection in Partial Trust, enabling sand box scenarios for all applications that depend on these features.
      • The ability to control the garbage collector’s latency mode
      • Improved CLR ThreadPool micro-performance and throughput for worker and IO completion

    This CTP is released as Virtual PC.
    Download (Download Size: 3.6 GB)

    Well, I’ve just installed Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta. (But, first, I had to uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Project).

    I had no problems with that… but you may experience some. Read this post of Ayende’s Blog.


    Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Project

    Download Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Project

    Today, Somasegar has announced the release of SP1 Beta for Visual Studio 2005.

    You can learn more about that here.

    Microsoft Connect Site Visual Studio

    Soma Post