Visual Studio Tools for Office System Includes SQL Server

Marie Huwe, general manager of Microsoft's Developer Division, announced that Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System is now available. The Microsoft Office System lets developers create solutions that integrate information stored on different platforms and systems. The new Visual Studio tools combine features of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework to let developers create applications that take advantage of familiar Office interfaces and easy deployment. Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System supports XML and XML Web Services. The tools include SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition so that developers can test solutions before deploying them. You can read more information about the tools at .

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