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Microsoft® .NET and SAP by Thomas Reimer, Scott Adams, Steve Fox, Juergen Daiberl

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Chapter 2. Microsoft .NET Development Environment and Tools

In this chapter, we introduce the following development environments that Microsoft offers. These development tools and environments are used in the chapters that follow:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office

  • Microsoft BizTalk Server Development Environment

The Evolution of Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio was first introduced in 1997, as Microsoft Visual Studio 97. This first version of Visual Studio bundled certain development tools that previously had been standalone products—such as Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual J++, ...

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