Orcas, SilverLight, .Net 3.5, ASP.NET Futures etc... hmmm can we pause a bit?
I wrote two or three years ago about the avalanche of announcements regarding VS 2005 and all the things coming with it like .NET 2.0.
I like new stuff, but Microsoft, is it possible to pause a bit with all the new stuff?
I am in 2007 just starting to get my head in full production with VS 2005, and now I read everywhere all the good things about Orcas, the new version. Great, but what's about the lot of bugs and usability issues still standing in the current Visual Studio version?
I wonder if the rush to do more new things is not also to hide the fact that Microsoft has no more time to debug and fix its own products.
One example I want to see fix now: the error management in VS 2005 is really useless. I don't understand why I can't have a full list of ALL the errors in my web project, not just about the opened files. I really like as it was in VS 2003.
Also even if VS 2005 is faster, it crash too often.
So happy to see Orcas, but Microsoft can you talk about the next service pack?
It's also for me a premiere to see Microsoft reasing in the wilderness an Alpha version of a product, Silverlight?
I already have people asking me to build stuff with Silverlight, because of the huge coverage on the product! I am not asking for Microsoft to close the doors, but I would like to see a bit of order in their announcements.