Microsoft Trinity To Bring Unity to .Net, Office Developers
The software kingpin is working on a new set of tools designed to encourage Office developers to write to .Net, and .Net developers to Office.Microsoft is working on a set of tools, code-named Trinity, aimed at consolidating two of its largest developer camps: those writing for Office and those writing for .Net. Trinity is a set of tools, frameworks, Office integration solutions and customer-assistance solutions under development by the companys Developer Division, according to sources familiar with Microsofts evolving strategy. Among the Trinity tools will be the existing Visual Studio .Net languages and .Net Framework classes and libraries. But there will be new tools as well, such as editors that apply developer-defined schemas to documents, according to sources.
Sources said Trinity also entails a new programming model, or framework, that Microsoft would include in future versions of Office. This framework is known as APP .Net, or Applications Platform Programmability .Net, sources said.