Microsoft Partners Rally Around Visual Studio .Net 2003

Several Microsoft partners announced support for the new version of Redmond's flagship application development environment.

Several Microsoft Corp. partners announced support for the new version of Microsofts flagship application development environment.

Microsoft Thursday officially announced the availability of Visual Studio .Net 2003, along with the availability of version 1.1 of the .Net Framework added into new Windows Server 2003 operating system. (See eWEEK Labs Walk-Through of Visual Studio .Net 2003.)

Partners such as LogicLibrary Inc., Pittsburgh, announced support for the new platform via an add-in that enables users to launch LogicLibrarys Logidex software development asset mapping and discovery engine directly from Visual Studio .Net 2003. More than 50 other independent software vendors also announced support for the new Microsoft development platform.

Artinsoft Inc., San Jose, Costa Rica, announced two new consulting service offerings to help users convert Java-based applications to the Microsoft .Net Framework and Visual Studio .Net 2003. The new ArtinSoft consulting service offerings enable customers to convert applications written in Visual J++ 6.0-to-Visual Studio .NET 2003, Java Server Pages (JSP)-to-ASP.NET, Java-to-Visual C# .NET or Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-to-Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Framework, the company said.

Infragistics Inc., East Windsor, N.J., announced that its NetAdvantage 2003 toolset of presentation layer components are compatible with Visual Studio .Net 2003 and the .Net Framework 1.1

Compuware Corp., Farmington Hills, Mich., announced that its DevPartner development products will be integrated with the new Microsoft integrated development engine (IDE).

Wise Solutions Inc., Plymouth, Mich., announced the availability of its version 5 for Visual Studio .Net 2003 application installation and management software.

NetManage Inc., Cupertino, Calif., announced its plans to integrate its OnWeb host integration software with the .Net Framework.

ClientSoft Inc., Miami, announced that its ClientSoft ServiceBuilder Web services integration software would support Visual Studio .Net 2003.