James @ MS

Personal adventures in the world of technology...

October, 2006

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    Here we are: the VS SDK 4.0 (November CTP)!

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    My colleague Aaron Marten beat me to blogging about our release, but I am just as happy talking about it. In this release, we present you with the following: Toolbox Installer Package - this is a redistributable package designed to simply deployment...
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    Have you registered for the VSIP Dev Lab yet?

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    VSIP Partners! Have you registered for the November VSIP Dev Labs yet? The Visul Studio Ecosystem team will be hosting VSIP Developer Labs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 on main campus in Redmond. The opportunity to attend VSIP Developer Labs is one of the...
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    Make sure you are VS SP1 Ready!

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    If you extend Visual Studio, either through add-ins or VS Packages, you should download VS SP1 Beta to make sure your extensions continue to work. We plan to ship the final Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 later this year, and you will want to make sure...
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    Our Community Plan

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    With the release of VS SDK 3.0 a couple of weeks ago, we are starting to look seriously into the enthusiast space for VS Extensibility. We have posted the SDK on a publicly downloadable site so developers don't need to join the VSIP program before downloading...
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    Disccusion on VS SDK on Soma's Blog

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    In case you didn't notice, Soma blogged about our team's collaboration with QUT on delivering the MPPG/MPLex tools in our VS SDK 3.0 release. Soma highlighted these tools as a great example of Microsoft's collaboration with the academia, and we will continue...
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    New Team Mascot...

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    I forgot to mention that shortly after our team shipped VS SDK 3.0, our team got a new mascot. The good folks on the marketing team was kind enough to give us our new team mascot after our team bowling event... SUSAN! Here is a picture of Susan sitting...
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    What's up lately?

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    We have just completed the planning for VS SDK 4.0 last week. My good dev lead has posted the plans on his blog . I would encourage you to take a look at it and see if you have any feedback for us. Having completed the 4.0 planning, I have been occupied...
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