Finaly! A version 64-bit of VS 2008 Extensions for SharePoint is out, in a form of a CTP. Yes, that means we can now develop on x64 servers as well :)
CTP 1.3 brings some new features as well:
It can be installed on computers running SharePoint Server x64 x64 OS. Previously, only single x86 server could be used.
building separate commands for the package, deploy and retract is added
The command line build together and take control is continuous integration and build servers. Old command line build SharePoint projects have been very difficult
refactoring support to rename Web Parts. Earlier rename a web part changes needed in several files in the project
See WSP improvements in the consistency of the delete function, functions merge and add event sinks for the characteristics
Solution Generator to create solutions to publish the sites now. Previously, only sites on a regular basis can be achieved
BIN allow partial trust deployment of Web Parts. CAS settings must still be provided by the developer.
new product design project SharePoint Root File itemsr.
The deployment now delete any existing functions in the contradictory development server before redistribution. Previously, the function name conflicts occur error
Auxiliary gatherings such as business logic can now be added to the solution SharePoint WSP
Hidden Features in the proposed definition of site is now shown in WSP View. They are no longer hidden
For advanced users a quick insert is included to update the compiled assembly on SharePoint Development Setup
The User Guide is now installed with the extensions instead of being a separate download
The final release of VSeWSS 1.3 is planned for the North American Spring of 2009.
You can download CTP from Microsoft Connect: