Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

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  • Blog Post: Oracle Support Announced for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development

    Today it was announced Oracle support will be available for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development through a Database Schema Provider (DSP ).  Quest , a provider of Database Management Solutions, is developing the Oracle DSP for Visual Studio Team System.   For those working in heterogeneous...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Development Edition + Database Edition

    This morning we made the official announcement of the next release of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. This includes Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team System 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. This blog has moved. See http://www.dougseven.com/blog for more detail.
  • Blog Post: GeekFest Party at TechEd 2008 Developer Conference

    Let’s face it, going to technical conferences is good for your career, but it’s not a whole lot of fun. What you need is an outlet. You need to have fun. That’s where we step in. Cheap beer and lousy pizza! We are bringing back GeekFest !     This Blog has Moved Find the details...
  • Blog Post: I'm Moving...to DougSeven.com

    For years I have used DougSeven.com as a test URL - a place where I could throw up some demo apps or test some things. For a long time it hosted a demo of the Codezone Community Search (the same Community search in the Visual Studio Help System). The time has come for a change. I am moving my blogging...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 for Ruby on Rails

    With the release of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK , software vendors can now build IDE's on top of the Visual Studio 2008 Shell . This enables software vendors to build IDE's that leverage the power of the Visual Studio 2008 IDE, without requiring the end user to have a copy of Visual Studio 2008. SapphireSteel...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: VSTS Code Name "Rosario" Aug 2007 CTP

    Last week we released the first glimpse of the future of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with our Visual Studio Team System code name "Rosario" August 2007 CTP . “Rosario” enhances the ALM capabilities in Visual Studio Team System 2008, and focuses on improving the collaboration between development...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MSDN Webcast: Overview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector

    From Brian Keller : If you are interested in the recently released connector which integrates Team Foundation Server 2005 and Project Server 2007 then you don't want to miss this upcoming Webcast. Follow the link to register: MSDN Webcast: Overview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Island in Second Life: Developer to Developer Speaker Series

    For those of you who have been to Second Life , or who have been curious about it, here's your chance to attend a developer event in virtual reality. In Second Life we have a Visual Studio Island where we are hosting a Developer to Developer Speaker Series. The sessions is today (July 31, 2007) at 4...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Team System Web Access Power Tool

    Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can download it from here . See Brian Harry's blog for more info . Technorati tags: Microsoft , VSTS , Web , Power Tool
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is now available for download, along with NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2. The Silverlight 1.0 RC will be available soon. You can download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 from here . Over the next couple of days, we will make Silverlight 1.0 RC available...
  • Blog Post: What's In a Name?

    My colleague, Rob Caron , just posted the latest news on upcoming name changes for some of the Visual Studio product line. Specifically, the Team Editions that are part of Visual Studio Team System. In VSTS 2005 we named the Team Editions based on the role a person was in (...for Software Developers...
  • Blog Post: Scott Hanselman Joins Microsoft

    I may be a few days behind on this one. This past Saturday, Scott Hanselman reported on his blog that he has accepted a position on ScottGu's team in Microsoft's Developer Division. Personally I think this is great for us all. Scott has always been an honest rival and critic of our, and we need talented...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System codename "Rosario" August CTP Signed Off

    Brian Harry, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer , announced today that the Visual Studio Team System product group signed off on a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the version of VSTS that will follow the upcoming Visual Studio Team System 2008 release. The Visual Studio Team System codename...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Service Release 1 (SR1) update for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

    Service Release 1 for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available from Microsoft.com . Here are the details: The following issues are corrected in SR1. These issues have been found through customer and partner feedback. Cross-database references Support is...
  • Blog Post: Agile Development Center on MSDN

    MSDN recently launched it's Agile Development Center . In the ADC you can learn about how the pattersn & practices team reconfigured their office area to a modern agile workspace (the envy of my team, I might add - they are in the building next door). Additionally you can learn about agile techniques...
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