CRN : Breaking News : Microsoft Releases Beta Code For Whidbey Visual Studio .Net, Indigo Web Services : 12:12 PM EST Tues., July 29, 2003: "Microsoft's next-generation development platform, code-named Indigo, shipped into beta testing this week, Rudder said.
Sources said the Indigo distributed application layer for Web services and network-based computing, along with the Visual Studio product beyond Whidbey known as Orcas, is due in the Longhorn time frame in 2005.
In a brief interview with CRN, Rudder said Microsoft is enhancing Visual Studio to simplify development for small and midsize businesses.
Rudder also confirmed an earlier CRN report about new technology being integrated into Whidbey, code-named Whitehorse. He said the new modeling paradigm that will simplify 'how corporate developers and business decision makers' work together on applications. "