The keynote continued with a slick demo showing off some of the new features in VS 2005 by Brian Keller (Product Manager). Here are somethings I noted:
- Good looking WinForms UI
- New Data View Grid control
- Smart Tags on controls
- Code Snippets to make things easy
- Easy connection and work with SQL
- AutoCorrect (similar to Word)
- ClickOnce deployment
But the highlight was when a “BattleBot” running the .Net Compact Framework came on stage.
Paul then announced a Developer Competition with the winner collecting $50,000
And then I heard the news I was waiting for, the week of Nov 7th will be a launch of Visual Studio and SQL Server. Hopefully he means November 7th 2005!