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Scott Guthrie Will Head Azure Development, Remains Connected with .NET & ASP.NET

| by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on May 04, 2011. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |

Scott Guthrie will lead the Azure Application Platform development, but he promises to remain involved with .NET, ASP.NET and Silverlight. As a proof he announces ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools.

Scott Guthrie, a Corporate VP in the Microsoft Developer Division, is responsible for the development of .NET, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, IIS, and VS Tools for the ASP, WPF, Silverlight and Mobile. A leaked memo signed by VP S. Somasegar has announced internally that Guthrie will take over the newly created Azure Application Platform which combines Web Platform & Tools, Application Server Group and Portal and Lightweight Role teams. It’s not clear how but Guthrie promises to remain involved with .NET and ASP.NET:

scottgu: @jgaylord ASP.NET still works for me and I'll be as involved as ever :)

scottgu: @seanbriscoe Oh I'm definitely not leaving .NET. Most of my new team is part of .NET (ASP.NET, WCF, WF, AppFabric, VS Web Tools, IIS & more)

In the meantime, Guthrie has announced the one month old release of ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update (WebPI Installer or Stand Alone Installer), promising to blog on these new features in the weeks ahead. This update does not upgrade the ASP.NET MVC 3 engine, but only the related Visual Studio tools. Some of the enhancements are:

  • EF 4.1, including EF Code First, included by default with all projects
  • Built-in data scaffolding support for data-driven websites
  • New HTML5 project templates and the Modernizr 1.7 JavaScript library
  • New Intranet project template for websites using Windows authentication rather than the forms-based one
  • Latest JQuery version
  • NuGet 1.2 included

The release notes contains the complete list of changes.

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