Lots of bits coming out of the PDC this week. Most of the bits - Atlas, WinFX, WWF (someone had some fun picking that name), run on VS2005 beta 2. But the LINQ stuff requires VS2005 RC1, as does the latest drop of SQL Server 2005. *Sigh* I can't wait til November 7. Really I can't. Update
- Joseph Cooney commented that LINQ does in fact run on VS2005 beta 2. I swear I saw some MSDN page that said otherwise, but now I'm not finding that page, so perhaps I was suffering from an information-overload-induced hallucination. ;) Update 2
- Duh, found the page that says the VS2005 RC is required for the LINQ tech previews - the main LINQ project page
VMWare just released the beta
of VMWare 5.5, which is capable of opening and directly working with Virtual PC images. Very cool! Now that Microsoft has taken to releasing pre-installed VPC images for various products, I was considering installing VPC just to be able to use them. Now I won't need to. Of course, VMWare has had a converter tool for a while, but directly working with VPC images without converting them is much nicer.
It looks like you can't directly change the native VPC image - changes are accumulated in a separate VMWare-specific file. But I think I can live with that limitation. For now, anyway. ;)