FoxPro Developers Prep for Microsoft Sedna
Microsoft has made available a first test build of a new set of technologies designed to make its data-centric programming language interoperable with Vista, Office 2007 and .Net. (Microsoft Watch)Visual FoxPro developers, oft-overlooked by Microsoft, are about to get an infusion of new technologies aimed at making the FoxPro language interoperable with Windows Vista, Office 2007 and .Net. Microsoft quietly released a first CTP (Community Technology Preview) of "Sedna" on February 27, making it downloadable from the Microsoft Download site.
Sedna is the code name for a set of technologies due out in 2007 that will make Visual FoxPro 9.0 interoperable with application components created by using Visual Studio 2005, the .NET Framework 2.0, Office 2007 and SQL Server 2005. Sedna also will allow Visual FoxPro 9.0 solutions to be deployed on Vista, according to Microsoft.