July, 2005

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About AllenD's Blog

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Allen Denver.  I've been with Microsoft since October 1994.  I joined at a time when Microsoft had around 12,000 employees (in 2010 we had close to 100,000).  I started in Product Support Services in Developer Support.  I supported the Base/Kernel apis in Win32 and Win16.  I joined the product group for VS 98 working on the Visual Studio Analyzer feature that shipped with the Enterprise Edition.  After that feature was discontinued I joined the VS Core team working on the VS platform and the VSIP SDK.  After shipping that for a while I decided to make a big move.

In May of 2007 I was fortunate to be offered a position in a new development office in Honolulu, Hawai'i.  The feature I worked on in Hawaii known as the Architecture Explorer and Directed Graph Documents. I moved my family to Honolulu.  This includes my lovely wife , 4 of my 5 children (my oldest daughter is married and lives with her husband in Puget Sound).  Snorkeling, eukelele, the beach were all favorite activities in those days.

Now, I'm back in Puget Sound, having finished up Visual Studio 2010 and have moved to the Profiler team.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog.  I'll continue to strive to bring fresh information about the areas I'm responsible for.

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    Associating CTC with C++ editor

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    We've been thinking (for a long time) of improvig the CTC format and editing experience to make it easier to understand and use. That day is coming, but I don't know when exactly. Now, I've heard of a language service that someone has produced that...
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    Localizing CTC

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    A great partner recently asked me about a newsgroup post mentioning Unicode CTC files. The post mentioned that Unicode CTC files could be compiled and used in a package satellite dll in order to accomplish localizing the dll. This is not true. The CTC...
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    Ballmer interview on Channel 9

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    I just saw a nice interview with MS CEO Steve Ballmer on Channel 9. Check it out when you have about 10 minutes.
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    Thank *you*!

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    Some VS 2005 customer love [:)]
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    PDC and VS Extensibilty

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    We're at the PDC ! We're still getting all the pieces in place, but our plan is to have Visual Studio Extensibility provide a couple of regular conference sessions and a couple of hands-on labs. We'll also be delivering some pre-conference information...
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    VS SDK July Sprint

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    We're still planning our July Sprint, but I wanted to share what the team is (to this point) going to be doing in the next few months to improve the VS SDK. Remember, the VS SDK is the replacement for the VSIP SDK. The idea is that eventually the VS...
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    VS SDK Tech Preview Now Available

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    Been wondering what I've been up to for the last few months? Well, reengineering the development process for the VSIP SDK. It is now called the VS SDK. In the future it will be the one place to get all of the SDK's for Visual Studio related platforms...
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