Microsoft developers are rushing to put the finishing touches on more than just its next-generation Windows client to debut at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in late October.
In addition to delivering a technical preview release of Longhorn, Microsoft also is hoping to be able to provide attendees with a first beta of its "Whidbey" Visual Studio tool suite release. Whidbey went to a select group of alpha testers this summer. Microsoft is hoping to deliver the final Whidbey code in the latter half of 2004.
Whidbey will include a number of programming improvements, such as support for generics and iterators. But it also will include some brand new technologies.
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