Today at VSLive! during his keynote, Jason Zander, GM of Visual Studio for the Developer Division at Microsoft made two announcements about increasing developer efficiency with the next version of Visual Studio and provided an update on the community’s response to Visual Studio 2008. News included:
· A first look at the completely redesigned user interface (UI) for Visual Studio 2010. The new UI for Visual Studio 2010 will include a reorganized layout, reduced clutter and complexity, and WPF shell animations, among other improvements. Collectively, this means a better experience and greater efficiency for developers.
· A partnership with Quest Software that will streamline ALM for development teams working in heterogeneous environments; specifically developers targeting Oracle databases. This means an integrated experience for Oracle developers, allowing them to use the power of Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development Edition for all their programming tasks.
For a first look at the new UI, details about the Quest Software partnership, and an update on community feedback on Visual Studio 2008, see Jason’s keynote interview on PressPass. More details can also be found on Jason’s blog.