The next version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio development environment, known for now by its “Visual Studio (VS) 10” codename, is beginning to take shape.
Microsoft employee Jeffrey Schlimmer blogged about some of the changes on tap for VS10, as outlined by Microsoft officials during this week’s VSX developer conference in Redmond. (Thanks to Microsoft Architect Don Box for the pointer.)
Schlimmer also included notes on other changes coming “later” — which I’m taking to mean either in VS11 or some kind of interim delivery vehicle.
Schlimmer said Microsoft has four “pushes” for VS10 (which, at one point, also was known by the codename “Hawaii.”) The team wants to make VS “the developer’s favorite application;” to focus especially on the needs of small- to mid-size business (SMB) users; to “ride the latest (2009) platform technologies;” and to improve the underlying infrastructure.