Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server Out Nov. 7

    July 6, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

At its European Tech Ed conference, a Microsoft keynote speaker announced the launch date for some new products.

BizTalk Server 2006 will also launch in San Francisco with the other two products that day, and global debuts will quickly follow. “We will kick off the availability of these products in San Francisco and carry it through Europe and the rest of the world in the following days and weeks,” Andy Lees, corporate vice president of Server and Tools Marketing and Solutions, announced.

SQL Server 2005 will have a new JDBC driver available, to allow it to work better with Java or J2EE applications. And Visual Studio’s automating processes could cut development time by up to 70 percent.

Applications written in Visual Studio could be crafted in a way that lets them manage themselves after deployment.

“Now you can post code up to a website so that users can install and download software automatically. Every time the application starts it checks for new code and downloads it if possible,” said Mr. Lees.

Many of the new features available will be detailed for all of these products at the San Francisco launch.

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