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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Google trends
On Friday 02 November 2007 22:45, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Jon Harrop:
> > The number of people searching for OCaml on Google has sky-rocketed since
> > Microsoft's announcement that they are productizing F#:
>
> I've seen no such announcement.  I don't think "Visual Studio
> integration" means that it's shipped with the other languages.

The Corporate VP for the Microsoft Developer Division, S. Somasegar, announced 
the formation of a team to take F# forward on October 17th:

http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/10/17/f-a-functional-programming-language.aspx

Don Syme named the first two members, Jomo Fisher and Luke Hoban, of 
Microsoft's Visual C# product group who are now working on the productization 
of F#:

http://blogs.msdn.com/dsyme/archive/2007/10/17/s-somasegar-on-taking-f-forward.aspx

Microsoft subsequently posted two Redmond job advertisements:

http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=5DF7A6AB-80C5-41CB-9A8D-5B344C33AE1D
http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=B36FFEB2-4C11-4B9C-9B3F-5B23CC604A7B

So the team will have tripled and should increase to 5x its original size 
soon, moving away from Microsoft Research Cambridge UK and to Microsoft 
headquarters in Redmond, USA.

I believe this will place F# alongside Microsoft technologies like XNA, which 
are separate downloads but fully supported products.

-- 
Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/?e