Wednesday, August 03, 2005


That's the codename for the next version of Visual Studio designed to take advantage of the new features introduced in Longhorn. More info.

The Orca (plural Orcas), also known as the Killer Whale is the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family.

Also have a look at this list of Microsoft codenames.


Aarthi said...

Microsoft's codenames are based on places. Orcas is an island ( a little far away from Seattle.

Sid said...

Yup, I guess most of their codenames are based on places but nonetheless they have used names like "Ozone" for stuff like Pocket PC 2003. Quite interesting