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  • Blog Post: VSTS Has a New Web Site

    The VSTS product groups here at Microsoft are all heads down working as hard as we can to get the next great version of Visual Studio Team System out the door, VSTS 2010. We're working new features, fixing bugs, testing, listening to feedback, testing some more, and so on. I'm proud of the fact that...
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 CTP, Hyper-V, and January 1st, 2009

    For those of you folks who have converted the VSTS 2010 CTP ( see Grant's post ) to take advantage of the performance improvements in hyper-v, here's a manual way to get around the fact that VSTS will expire Jan. 1st 2009. ( If you're using the CTP with VPC, see Brian's post for a similar workaround...
  • Blog Post: Sticky Toolbox

    I wanted to make folks aware of a seemingly small but quite important new feature found in the toolbox for any of the new diagram types in the 2010 Architecture product. ( This is also a feature that all new designers built with the DSL toolkit can enjoy as well! ) It is important as it makes dropping...
  • Blog Post: Lap around VSTS 2010 PDC session available

    I gave a talk in front of over 1000 people at the PDC this last Monday. That was absolutely a blast! That talk is now available to be viewed online right here: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL47/ Please let me know what you think!
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 CTP available!

    Folks, I'm sitting here waiting for Anders Hejlsberg to give his talk about the Future of C#, and wanted to let you know that the CTP bits for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System 2010 are now available. Check out this link that Mr. Keller has just blogged about. For those of you fortunate enough...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 Is Here!

    It's the night before PDC, and all is quiet! But tomorrow, the LA convention center is going to burst at the seams with folks from all over the globe, descending on the 2008 PDC like locusts! :) It occurs to me that I have not shared the fact that I will be giving the "Visual Studio Team System: A Lap...
  • Blog Post: RadioTFS Broadcast

    I had the opportunity to sit with the guys at RadioTFS and talk about the good stuff coming in the Architecture Edition in VSTS 2010. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 and .NET 4.0

    Wow, last week was a whirlwind! Dave Mendlen and myself spent a lot of time with our friends in the press on both coasts, and everywhere in between, talking about the next release of Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System, now officially called "Visual Studio 2010" and "Visual Studio Team System...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft joins the OMG

    Today we've announced the fact that Microsoft has joined the OMG. Please see the press release here . We're very excited about making this step. We are very interested in participating in future efforts that further the effectiveness of the UML as a collaboration and communication vehicle used throughout...
  • Blog Post: New role running the VSTS Architecture Edition team

    Ok folks, as I mentioned in a previous post , I'd like to discuss a few of the things I've been up to recently. As some of you know, I came to Microsoft in June of 2005 to build and run the team that created what is now known as Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition . By the end of November...
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