Aaron Marten

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February, 2008

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    FREE Visual Studio 2008 for College Students via DreamSpark

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    A few years ago, back when I was in college , there was an academic program from Microsoft (called 'MSDN Academic Alliance') where you could get Windows and the Academic version of Visual Studio by going to the CS department office, checking out some...
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    Remember to reset your Experimental hive

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    If you open and build one of the samples in the Visual Studio 2008 SDK, and see the following error, DON'T PANIC (and don't forget your towel). Failed to retrieve paths under VSTemplate for the specified registry hive. This is a build error you will see...
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    Creating a VSPackage with F#

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    Ever since Mattox Beckman introduced the OCaml language to those of us lucky enough to be in his "Languages and Compilers" course back at UIUC , I've had an interest in functional languages. A few months ago, Soma announced that Microsoft will be turning...
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    VSX Videos on Channel 9

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    Yesterday, Ken Levy and I sat down with Dan from Channel 9 to have an unscripted discussion about Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) (including finding a bug live during an untested, on-the-fly demo!). We also discussed creating your own Visual Studio...
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    Painting Bug in Visual Studio 2008 SDK Browser

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    There's a nasty bug in the Visual Studio 2008 SDK browser (i.e. the app you can use to browse the samples, etc...) which can cause it to not be restored from "minimized" and/or cause big ugly red "X"s all over the place. This will be fixed in the next...
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    Visual Studio Gallery

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    Soma has just announced , the new Visual Studio Gallery . The gallery is the central location where you can find (and advertise) Visual Studio extensions. All you need to add an entry on the gallery is a Windows Live ID, so if you have a free/open-source...
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    Lang .NET Talk

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    A few weeks ago, Carl Brochu and I had the incredible opportunity to speak at the 2008 Lang .NET Symposium that was hosted here on the main Microsoft campus (alongside some much more well-known folks in the software industry ). Our talk was titled "Integrating...
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    Lang .NET Videos Down

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    FYI... Jimmy has an update on where the Lang .NET videos went. The company hosting the server reported a 5,000% increase in traffic when the videos were posted online!
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    VSX Group on Facebook

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    In case any of you passionate VSX developers out there also happen to be on Facebook , you might want to check out the VSX Group . It doesn't seem to be being used for much at the moment, but it is another way you can connect with other folks also extending...
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