Visual Studio Express Codename "Orcas" CTP Released!

The first Community Technology Preview of all four Visual Studio Express Codename "Orcas" products are available for download now!  Just go to to download and install. 


Visual Web Developer Codename "Orcas" Express Edition released a number of new features including a brand new HTML designer with improved support for creating rich CSS and AJAX-enabled appliactions. That said, this is the first time in the Orcas release cycle that we’ve posted this software for your feedback so there are a few rough edges.  Your feedback on whether they’re easy to use will help us shape what goes into this release.


So please download and check them out! If you can, give feedback on



Weston Hutchins
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