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  • Blog Post: VS 2010 RC Released

    Microsoft has shipped the RC for Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4! The RC will be made available to the public on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Jason Zander on the release. The download page
  • Blog Post: Official Publication of Creating Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio Videos

    Though they were previewed earlier this month, we have now officially released the first of Windows Azure series of How Do I videos. Below you find a list of the videos that have been created, along with links to their location in the How Do I Video library . The Developing Windows Azure Applications...
  • Blog Post: Videos of C# Authors at PDC

    Here are links to a few short video interviews by prebynski with C# MVPs and luminaries speaking while they attended PDC 2009 last week in Los Angeles. This is a chance to hear the interests and opinions of folks who are immersed in the culture and technology surrounding C#. All three of these interviewees...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence LVII

    Welcome to the fifty-seventh issue of Community Convergence. In this post I’ll focus on new articles from the C# team, as well as events taking place at PDC. From the C# Team Eric Lippert Closing over the loop variable considered harmful Three Umpires   (The Compiler Calls ‘em as it Sees ‘em) Simple...
  • Blog Post: Video: Azure Services in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, Part III

    This is the first of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 provides support for the development and deployment of Azure Services applications. In these short How Do I Videos, I filmed Jim Nakashima as he demonstrated practical techniques for quickly deploying applications to the cloud. These...
  • Blog Post: Video: Azure Services in Visual Studio Beta 2, Part II

    This is the second in a series of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 provides support for the development and deployment of Azure Services applications. In these short How Do I Videos, I filmed Jim Nakashima as he demonstrated practical techniques for quickly deploying applications to the cloud...
  • Blog Post: Videos: Azure Services in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 with Jim Nakashima, Part I

    This is the first of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 provides support for the development and deployment of Azure Services applications. In these short How Do I Videos, I filmed Jim Nakashima as he demonstrated practical techniques for quickly deploying applications to the cloud. These...
  • Blog Post: HDI Video: Generate from Usage in Visual Studio 2010 with Karen Liu

    Karen Liu, the Lead Program Manager for the Visual C# and Visual Basic IDEs, has created a new video on Generate from Usage (GFU), a feature found in Visual Studio 2010, Beta 2. This post recaps what is included in the video, including the sections that show how GFU can be used to enhance test first...
  • Blog Post: New Article by Bill Wagner on Dynamic Method Bags in C# 4.0

    C# MVP and wunderkind Bill Wagner has written an article entitled Dynamic Method Bags which is now available on MSDN. Bill explores the new dynamic feature in C# 4.0. Most posts on this subject explain how to use dynamic to call Python, Ruby or Office. In his article, Bill explains how dynamic can be...
  • Blog Post: CSharp “How Do I Videos (Podcasts)” for the Zune Software

    It can be handy to create custom RSS feeds for the Zune so that it is easy to download and watch selected videos. You can watch these videos either on your PC, or on the Zune itself. Here is a custom feed I created that contains all the new C# 4.0 language and IDE How Do I Videos , plus a selection of...
  • Blog Post: VSL at DevConnections

    The following talks will be given by Visual Studio Languages team members at the DevConnections Conference in Las Vegas. Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Title Speaker 10:00am - 11:00am VMS01: The Future of C# Charlie Calvert 11:15am - 12:15pm VMS02: Future Directions for Visual Basic Jared Parsons 1:45pm...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 does not Load: The “Application Cannot Start” and Raster Font Errors

    I was working at home the other night with a freshly installed copy of Visual 2010 Beta 2. I closed the IDE for a moment, and when I tried to reopen it, I got an error that read: “The application cannot start.” I found I could start the IDE by using the Jump Lists in Windows 7 to start a specific application...
  • Blog Post: Running IronPython Scripts from a C# 4.0 Program

    IronPython is a scripting language hosted on the .NET platform. This posts shows how you can use the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and the new C# 4.0 dynamic keyword to call an IronPython script from a C# program. Before going any further, it might be helpful to take a moment to explore the architecture...
  • Blog Post: IronRuby and IronPython for .NET 4.0 Beta 2 Available

    The third preview of IronRuby and IronPython running under the Dynamic Language Runtime and .NET 4.0 is now available. You can easily use IronPython and IronRuby objects and types as .NET 4.0 dynamic objects from within the pre-release versions of C# 4.0 and Visual Basic 10.0 found in Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence LVI

    Welcome to the fifty-sixth community convergence. As you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 has been released on MSDN and will be available to the general public on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. I’ve worked with the team to create a wide range of technical material designed to support this...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence LV

    Welcome to the fifty-fifth release of Community Convergence. The big news this week is the release of an updated version of CodeRush Xpress , version 9.2. This upgrade to the popular set of free enhancements to the VS IDE has important performance and memory improvements. You might also be interested...
  • Blog Post: Soma Blog on New Features in C# 4.0

    Just a quick note to point out that Soma posted on new features in C# 4.0 and VB 10.0. Both compilers will be part of Visual Studio 2010 . Various team members responded to questions on the post, so there is additional information in the comments section.
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence LIII

    Welcome to the fifty-third edition of Community Convergence. Here at Microsoft the C# team is still busy polishing C# 4.0 so that is shines and glistens. Below I provide some links to recent articles of interest by C# team developers, other Microsoft employees, and community members. Included is a fun...
  • Blog Post: Recent Videos from the C# Team (2008-2009)

    Here is a selection of videos created between July, 2008 and July, 2009 by members of the C# team at Microsoft: C# 4.0 Meet the Design Team : Anders Hejlsberg, Eric Lippert , et al Error Checking Feature in Visual Studio Service Pack 1 : DJ Park Inside C# 4.0 - Dynamic Typing, Optional Params, Variance...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence LI

    Welcome to the fifty-first edition of Community Convergence. In this post I’m simply going to highlight some of the great blogging activity produced by our team in recent weeks. Eric Lippert has been wonderfully productive. I’m beginning to wonder if we shouldn’t simply dedicate an entire section of...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence L

    Welcome to the 50th issue of Community Convergence. Now that Visual Studio 2010 Beta is out, I think it might be helpful to draw attention to the new dynamic programming and office development features from the C# team that appear in that release. The C# team defines the core syntax found in C# 4.0,...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence XLIX (IL)

    Welcome to the 49th edition of Community Convergence. The big excitment of late has been the recent release of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta . If you have downloaded it yet, you should waste no time in heading over to the product page and downloading the files. As usual for betas of this type, I would...
  • Blog Post: Community Convergence XLVIII

    Welcome to the 48th Community Convergence. The C# team continues to work hard to get out the next version of C#, and to add improvements to the Visual Studio 2010 IDE. Working long, fruitful hours on these rainy Washington State January days and nights, the engineers on our team are doing a great job...
  • Blog Post: Anders Hejlsberg Video on C# Dynamic

    In this Channel 9 video C# architect Anders Hejlsberg answers some commonly asked questions about the new Dynamic features that will be included in C# 4.0. Building on the talk that he gave at PDC, Anders chats with C# Community PM Charlie Calvert. They discuss questions that community members have asked...
  • Blog Post: New Features in C# 4.0 Paper, plus Feedback and Samples

    Mads Torgersen, a C# PM and member of the C# design team, has worked with other members of the C# team to create a document that outlines the new features in C# 4.0. Along with Anders’ PDC talk , this is probably the best way to get an overview of what the C# team has planned for the next release of...
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