Visual Studio.NET unveiled at MS Developer Days 2001

By : |December 7, 2001 0



BANGALORE: The formal launch of Microsoft’s Visual Studio.NET, the key
component of .NET framework, is scheduled for February 2002. Indian developers
and software architects are getting a feel of the power of this suite of
developer tools in a series of seminars being held by Microsoft across the
country.

.NET is Microsoft’s platform for XML Web services. XML Web services let
applications communicate with each other via the Internet. This happens
regardless of the operating system or programming language used. One of the
tools that Microsoft is ready with to make this happen in Visual Studio.NET. In
a series of seminars being held across the country, Indian developers are
finding out how this tool can be used to create what Microsoft calls compelling
business applications.



At the event held in Bangalore, marketing manager, Microsoft Corporation
India, Daniel Ingitaraj, demonstrated the various features of the tool, which
helps in the easy integration of Web applications. He said that Visual
Studio.NET will prove to be a very a productive tool for developers.

Among the prominent features are some that make business people (not very
skilled in technology) be part of the conceptual modeling of an application.
They can be part of what is called the Object Role Modeling, which can then be
quickly built into the entity relationship diagram that forms the logical basis
for the creation of the app. Also demonstrated were the features that could let
you enhance the functionality of a Web site, the user interface, navigation
without much of an effort and minimal coding. In the Architect edition of VS.NET,
there’s an extensive test center to let you stress-test the Web site also.
VS.NET’s capabilities to let you create apps that run on any device was also
displayed.

The event had two separate tracks for architects and developers covering
various aspects of VS.NET. Microsoft has already held this event in Mumbai.
Developers in Chennai and Delhi get to attend the event next week.

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