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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Project MRU Utility now open source

    Michael Kennedy, who wrote a useful utility for managing the recent project list on the Visual Studio home page , gave me a heads up that he's taken the project open source. It's now available on CodePlex , and you can install it via ClickOnce, or download the source. Thanks again, Michael!
  • Blog Post: XNA Game Studio 2.0 Beta Released

    There's now a beta available of the next release of XNA Game Studio: XNA Game Studio 2.0 (Beta) The Beta release of XNA Game Studio 2.0 is now available for you to download! Simply select whether you’re new to XNA Game Studio or an existing XNA Game Studio Express user, and follow the instructions to...
  • Blog Post: Michael C. Kennedy's Visual Studio Tricks Series: #3 Managing the Recent Projects List

    How cool...Michael took a hack I mentioned in a post a while back, and turned it into a useful tool : Welcome to my third Visual Studio tricks post. This time it's more of a utility, than a tip. I want to talk about managing the recently projects list. If you're like me, then you work with many different...
  • Blog Post: XNA Team Blog : Announcing XNA Game Studio 2.0

    OK, so I'm a little late to the game on this one : Michael Klucher Program Manager - XNA Community Game Platform Wow! It's hard to believe that a year ago on this blog we announced the first release of XNA Game Studio Express. Now, here we are again at Gamefest 2007 and, on behalf of the XNA Community...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 Workflows - Sahil Malik

    Local speaker and blogger Sahil Malik has just posted the 4th part in a series on Sharepoint 2007 Workflows and Visual Studio 2005...check them out: Table of Contents for on SharePoint 2007 WF Authoring using VS2005. 1. Setting up your environment for writing VS2005 workflows . 2. Writing an ultra basic...
  • Blog Post: XNA Gamefest 2007 Coverage

    Here's some takeaways and slides from GameFest: What is covered in this article: Opening Key Note and Dream Build Play Winners What's New in XNA Game Studio 2.0 Understanding XNA Framework Performance Networking With the XNA Framework Partial textual transcripts are available from: John Sedlak...
  • Blog Post: Wiimote + Excel = COOL!

    OK, so I realize most people don't equate Excel to cool, other than perhaps some twisted CPAs (apologies to any readers who may also be CPAs), but in this case, I think we have to make an exception: I am doing more and more Wiimote integration. Buttons are easy. But how to analyze the motions? How can...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 now available!

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/VS2005SP1
  • Blog Post: Web Wednesday: ASP.NET AJAX Overview

    Tomorrow is Web Wednesday again, and tomorrow we'll be looking at the ASP.NET AJAX Framework , currently in the Beta 2 release. This is the first of three devCasts on ASP.NET AJAX...next week we'll look at the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, and the following week we'll do a deep dive into the ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista

    Links to some FAQs and a list of known issues when running as admin, or as a standard user can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/windowsvista/
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System FAQs

    Got a question about Visual Studio 2005 Team System? Check this site to see if it's among the FAQs that have been posted so far: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/support/faqs/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: Gamefest 2006 downloads

    I'm a little late in posting this, but for folks who are interested in our new XNA Game Studio Express product, you may want to check out some of the sessions available for download from Gamefest 2006 . There's an entire track dedicated to XNA and Visual Studio, plus tons of other stuff related to game...
  • Blog Post: Pressed for time? Improve your skills in 30 minutes!

    How? Try the Virtual Labs Express . Each lab is 20-30 minutes, and provides an introduction to the newest features in a variety of developer tools and technologies: ASP.NET 2.0 Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio Team System BizTalk Server 2006 SQL Server 2005 Try one at lunchtime....
  • Blog Post: CapArea .net Tonight! Russ Nemhauser on testing in VS2005

    Catch MVP Russ Nemhauser tonight at 7pm in Tyson's Corner, VA...details at http://www.caparea.net/ !
  • Blog Post: October BADNUG Meeting

    From my friends at the Butler Area .NET User Group : Date: October 26, 2006 Time: 8-8 pm Location: Communifax, Cranberry Township, PA Speaker: Regional Director Mike Snell Topic: Automated Testing using Visual Studio Team Test and Team Foundation Server Description: Automated testing has...
  • Blog Post: Web Wednesdays devCast - This week: ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model

    This week's installment of the Web Wednesdays devCast will feature yours truly discussing the new Provider Model in ASP.NET 2.0. We'll walk through the purpose of the provider models, discuss the built-in providers, and see how you can easily create custom providers to add features you might want for...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Web Wednesday, AKA devCast - ASP.NET 2.0 Overview

    Wanted to remind folks that this Wednesday at noon eastern time is the inaugural Web Wednesday devCast. This week's topic is ASP.NET 2.0. I'll provide an overview of what's new and cool, from the new provider-based membership feature and login controls, to the new IDE, to databinding. If you, or someone...
  • Blog Post: User Groups Tonight!

    First Thursday is a hot night for user groups, and here's what's happening tonight: Richmond .net has Greg Postlewait speaking on Object Oriented Concepts. Meeting starts at 6:30pm. Roanoke .net has Joe Waldin speaking on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. Meeting starts at 6pm....
  • Blog Post: XNA Game Studio Express Now Available!

    Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21e979e3-b8ae-4ea6-8e65-393ea7684d6c&displaylang=en Please note that XNA Game Studio Express requires Visual C# Express Edition to be installed. Both Visual C# Express and XNA Game Studio Express can be installed side-by...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Line-of-business Solution Accelerator

    Rob Tiffany has put together what looks like a very useful tool for building mobile line-of-business applications, called (appropriately enough) the Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator . Description and screenshots are on Rob's blog . You can download the bits here .
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server Use at Microsoft

    bharry talks about how we use Team Foundation Server at Microsoft , and even provides a nice pictorial view of how TFS is deployed here.
  • Blog Post: Cool tip for easily opening ASP.NET 2.0 websites from Windows Explorer

    Ever wanted to be able to simply right-click a folder in Windows Explorer and open it as a web site in Visual Studio 2005? Well, Brad Bartz has a nice post on how you can do this easily using a macro and a simple registry script. Good stuff.
  • Blog Post: Develop for XBOX 360? Oh, yes!

    One of the coolest announcments it's ever been my pleasure to share...today, Microsoft announced XNA Game Studio Express , one of a pair of development environments (its sibling is XNA Game Studio Professional) designed to make game development easier and more approachable by providing a rich managed...
  • Blog Post: MSBee

    This came up as a question from a customer, so I thought I'd share the answer... If you've heard of MSBuild , the new build platform for Visual Studio 2005 and .net 2.0, and are interested in taking advantage of it with .net 1.1 and Visual Studio .net 2003, there's a project up on CodePlex called...
  • Blog Post: Richmond SQL Server User Group July Meeting

    Here's the info from Andy : Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 6:30 PM Location: 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA [ map ] Topic: Introduction to Team Edition for Database Professionals By: Andy Leonard Special thanks to this month's sponsor: Fahrenheit Technology . Be sure to thank the good...
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