Some Announcements from Bill Gates' TechEd 2001 Keynote

by Brian Jepson

  • Whistler Server will be called Windows .NET Server and will ship with the .NET framework and ASP.NET.

  • RPG and FORTRAN for .NET will be available soon.

  • Beta 2 of Visual Studio .NET has shipped.

  • The Microsoft Shared Development Process. This process uses design preview and review to involve other organizations in the design of Microsoft technology, including extended Hailstorm services. Apparently, the core Hailstorm services are being designed using this process.

  • Microsoft is confident that the release of Visual Studio .NET "will take place this calendar year."

  • .NET Peer-to-Peer samples are available at GotDotNet.