The platforms available today are vastly different from those that were available a decade ago. Windows has been expanded to included devices, Office System is now a platform, the web – both server and client side technology are common place and finally the .NET Framework as a common layer adds to mix.Now your customers could interact with your applications through any of these platforms, demanding the latest and most compelling user experience possible. You need the right tools help meet those unique challenges.Development today means working with designers, project team members, architects, database designers, testers and other developers. The more tools you need to use, the more complex and time consuming the project becomes. Outsourcing and sharing work items outside the boundaries of your organization is becoming more and more commonplace.Now everything moves at internet speed. Business rules change as the business reacts to outside pressures and users are expecting applications to keep up with demand. At the same time, net new development work is attracting less of the available IT spend and developers need to work more productively than ever beforeVisual Studio 2008 has been build to help you meet these challenges across these platforms. We’ll show you the new features we’ve built into Visual Studio 2008 that enable you to build applications that have breakthrough user experiences, work better together across the application development life-cycle and be more productive.<Highlight UX> Let’s begin by taking a look at how we can build new user experiences. Tell ‘em.
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Despite what some people may once have thought, light-weight browser based applications have not taken over desktop based applications. More and more, the power on the desktop is being used to help information workers make better decisions, gamers enjoy new worlds and end users work with their media files.Windows Vista and the .NET Framework provide the platform for building stunning applications that take advantage of the local computing power found in modern desktops and now with Viusal Studio 2008, you have the tools to design breakthrough user experiences for your applications.
With millions of information workers calling Outlook their #1 business application, in some cases, it makes sense to bring the Application to the user in Office, rather than have the user leave the familiar environment and learn a new UI.With Visual Studio 2008 Professional Editino and above, we’ve brought the Tools for Office to you so that you can deliver Office based user experiences for your applications.Design menus and controls into the “fluent ribbon” of Office 2007 System and integrate LOB data into Excel, Word and Outlook using a variety of controls and forms.You can deploy your application using Click-once technology to streamline deployment and have minimize users downtime.
Here’s an example of a travel operator selling travel packages and air flights using Office for the user experience.Notice you can add your own controls and menus to the fluent ribbon, have Excel formatting of your LOB data and use custom task panes to take action.
Take a look at this Live maps example of how Web interfaces are advancing. Zooming in on the map causes contextual in-place updates without interrupting the map zoom experience with annoying post-backs and whole page updatesMouse over a push pin and see the associated detailOverlay traffic conditions in a visually appealing way.All this is done using modern ASP.NET AJAX tools and CSS design, now made easier with Visual Studio and Expression
<highlight Collaboration blade>Now let’s look at how Visual Studio 2008 can help your designers, development and project team collaborate together across the platforms.
Previously, the extent of collaboration between designers and developers meant having the designer ZIP up a stylesheet and some graphic files and email them to the developer. Any changes that had to be made once development work advanced using those designs could at best mean some find/replace work, at worst having to break business logic or UI code.With Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Web, designers and developers have a shared model for building UI elements. Developers code against these shared assets and changes are easily managed.To facilitate this, Visual Studios HTML/ASP.NET designers have been enhanced to show design and code models in split view, work with CSS classes more easily and Expression web understands the Visual Studio project structures and ASP.NET controls.
Here you can see the enhancedstylesheet and HTML tools that are inside Visual Studio 2008.Manage styles, create new styles, apply the styles and see the changes appear in the Design view instantly.The new split editor allows you to see the changes your code makes in design view.XHTML compliance is supported in addition to the accessibility checking tool.
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.NET Framework 3.5 Enhanced data support Tooling support with Visual Studio for WF, WCF and WPF Enhanced support for interoperability and Web Services standards Base classes to address the most common customer requests NET 3.5 NET 3.0 NET 2.0 CLR WinForms Web Services ASP.NET WCF WF WPF RSS CardSpace LINQ JSON AJAX REST Additive versions of the .NET Framework
Breakthrough User ExperienceWindows Challenge Powerful, modern desktops enable next generation applications Hardware acceleration brings real-time lighting, texturing and rendering Solution Web Tools for beautiful applications New Designers and Controls for WPF Support for vector graphics, lighting, and document flow
Breakthrough User ExperienceOffice Challenge Building applications to target the Microsoft Office System with the largest user base of any application Solution Web Bring business data and application logic into Office Visual Studio 2008 designers work with the 2007 Office system
Expand the “Ribbon” Use full power of Office Excel Task Pane linked to business data
Breakthrough User ExperienceWeb Applications Challenge End users expect more from Web applications More intuitive behavior, Multimedia Solution Enhanced Web Tools Updated Designers ASP.NET AJAX Controls Cross-browser Compatibility Software + Services Blueprints Web
Contextual in-place updates Intuitive Visually appealing, real time
User Experience Productivity Collaboration Web
CollaborationWork with Web Designers Challenge Designer-developer collaboration can be unstructured re-work Solution Shared projects with Expression® Web Shared Project Structure HTML, CSS, ASP.NET assets maintained Support for CSS, XHTML and ASP.NET Web
CollaborationWork with Windows Designers Challenge Desktop power raises expectation of user experiences Solution Design and Develop Next GenerationWindows Applications Share Visual Studio WPF projects with Expression Blend™ Separate code and UI elements using XAML Web
Design in Expression Wire Business Logic and events in Visual Studio Web
Productivity Reports How much unplanned work has been added? How productive is the team?
Visual Studio Team SystemEffectively Manage Databases Challenge Databases lack the change and configuration management tools of development projects Solution Team Edition for Database Professionals Change and Configuration Management project structure Schema import and export Data generation plans for test data Automated deployment Web
Visual Studio Team SystemIntegrate more frequently Challenge Preventing bad builds and using modern Agile methodologies require frequent builds and tests Solution New build system events enable Continuous Integration Initiate partial builds upon check-in Run tests automatically against builds Improve stability and performance Web
User Experience Productivity Collaboration Web
Productivity BreakthroughsOne IDE – Multiple Frameworks Challenge Multiple versions of the .NET Framework requires multiple versions of Visual Studio Solution Web Use Visual Studio 2008 to target .NET Framework 2.0 .NET Framework 3.0 .NET Framework 3.5
ProductivityWorkflow and communications Challenge Supporting a heterogeneous services architecture is complex Solution Web Workflow and Communication Framework Workflows for business processes Hook code into workflow events Unified programming model for a variety of communications
Productivity BreakthroughsData Challenge Unique challenges in accessing, querying, updating and manipulating multiple types of data Solution Web New language extensions unify data query techniques Work with data as objects, a natural part of your programming model