Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dexterity to become a member of the Visual Studio family

Happy April Fools' Day!! I guess David got away with this one :-))

I cannot begin to express how excited I am to the news that Microsoft Dexterity will now become a standard part of the Microsoft Visual Studio family of development products. The news was published today over at Developing for Dynamics GP blog under strict permissions granted by the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing team.



Since this was just a sneak peak, a lot of questions still remain, for example:



  • Will intellisense capabilities be granted to SanScript functions and statements? I for one appreciate the inline help provided for functions and statements when developing in C# and VB.NET


  • What versions of Visual Studio will be supported? I want to say, Visual Studio 2008, and Visual Studio 2010 are the most likely candidates.


  • Will developers now be able to perform backward compatible developments under Visual Studio? This is, will there be a need to continue using the old Dexterity interface for prior versions of customizations.


  • What about referencing assemblies, web services, and other interfaces from the new Visual Studio interface?
I am sure answers to these and many other questions will soon start to emerge from the Product Management and Marketing team. However, head over to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog to add your comments and ask everything you would like to know.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MIS, MCP, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

2 comments:

David Musgrave [MSFT] said...

Sorry Mariano, the opportunity was just too good.

You weren't the only one who fell for it.

David
http://blogs.msdn.com/DevelopingForDynamicsGP/

Mariano Gomez said...

Dave,

No hard feelings! I should have known better. :-))

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com