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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!

    I’m thrilled to announce that this morning we released Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5 to the web. It’s time to start your engines, and begin downloading today! MSDN Subscribers can download immediately at the MSDN Subscriber Download Page , and...
  • Blog Post: What you need to know about developing for Windows on ARM (WOA)

    You’ve probably heard about the new Windows on ARM PCs that will be coming to market with Windows 8. If you’ve been following the TechEd North America coverage, then you’ve also seen these devices in the keynote. In this post, we’re going to cover what this all means for developers. For an introduction...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the June 2012 Release of Windows Azure SDK for .NET – Now with Support for Visual Studio 2012 RC

    I’m excited to announce the release of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET – June 2012, which is available for immediate download here . The SDK provides tools for both Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and Visual Studio 2012 RC. Visual Studio 2012 support for the Azure SDK has been a popular request and...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

    I’m happy to announce a new Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP release, which is available for immediate download here ! Roslyn is our long-lead project to rebuild the entire C# and Visual Basic language compilers and Visual Studio language services from the ground up. Long lead projects like these allow us to make...
  • Blog Post: June 4th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

    It’s been a busy week since the RC announcements for Visual Studio 2012, .NET Framework 4.5, and Team Foundation Server 2012. RC Announcements In my last post I provided an overview of the latest enhancements across the product. Here’s a rollup of the announcement posts across the team, so that you can...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

    I’m happy to announce the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5. You can find these releases available for download on our Visual Studio product website . In conjunction with today’s Visual Studio release, Windows has made available a Windows 8 Release...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Features: Managing Projects with the Backlog, Sprint Planning and Taskboard Features in Team Foundation Server 11

    In my earlier post on Continuous Value Delivery , I talked about the role that features like the backlog, sprint planning, and taskboard play in tracking requirements and managing the development process. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into what this all looks like in action. I’ve been using...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Features: Creating Storyboards with PowerPoint

    In my last post on Continuous Value Delivery , I talked the importance of communication between the customer and the engineering team to arrive at a clear project definition. How many times have you built exactly what was asked for, but not what was wanted? Agile teams need the right communication tools...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Value Delivery with Visual Studio 11 ALM

    In the next couple of posts, I’m going to dive into some of my favorite ALM features coming in Visual Studio 11. In this post, I’d like to first provide some framing on the larger context for the release, so you can see how these features fit in. At each stage of the application lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Features: Unit Testing Enhancements in Visual Studio 11

    I’ve been writing a set of posts on some of my favorite Visual Studio 11 features that I’m using in my personal development. In my last post , I talked about JavaScript tooling enhancements. In this post, I’d like to talk about the new unit testing features. Unit testing is an important...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    On February 29 th , I announced the beta release of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5. It’s been encouraging to see the level of excitement around this release in the community, as well as the number of people who installed the bits and have been providing feedback. I’ve noticed some...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Beta of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5

    I’m happy to announce that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta are now available for download! Please visit the Visual Studio 11 Beta Downloads Page to install the bits today. MSDN Subscribers can access these releases directly from the MSDN Subscriber...
  • Blog Post: Sneak Preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta

    Today we’re giving a “sneak peek” into the upcoming beta release of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5. Soma has announced on his blog that the beta will be released on February 29 th ! We look forward to seeing what you will build with the release, and will be including a “Go...
  • Blog Post: January 17th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

    I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and is off to a good new year. I enjoyed taking some time off to spend with my family. I wanted to share some of what’s been going on in the Visual Studio team since BUILD . In October we released the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP . Roslyn...
  • Blog Post: Please welcome Erich Gamma to the Visual Studio team!

    Today I am thrilled to announce that Erich Gamma will be joining the Visual Studio team as a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer! Erich’s contributions have had a huge impact on the software industry. Erich has a passion for shipping high quality, elegant software, something he shared with the community...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

    I’m happy to announce that as of 10:00 AM PST the final version of the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for download! MSDN subscribers can download the bits immediately with general availability on Thursday, March 10. Download Service Pack 1 (MSDN Subscribers) Thursday...
  • Blog Post: Performance Troubleshooting Article and VS2010 SP1 Change

    We are getting very near to the final release of VS2010 SP1 (if we were landing a plane the wheels would be down right now with the runway in front of us). Thanks again for all your feedback and stay tuned for the imminent release of the product. We’ve concentrated heavily on fixing issues you...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Jobs

    Often times when I'm attending conferences I am asked if Visual Studio is hiring. Here are a few links regarding open positions within Visual Studio and some additional related links that I think are helpful for staying connected with the community. Visual Studio Jobs Visual Studio (Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Interim Fix List

    One of the most common requests from the announcement of VS2010 SP1 was for the list of fixed issues in the release.  This is something we typically publish at the final RTM of the release and will do so again for this release.  But due to popular demand the team has pulled together a preview...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta

    I'm happy to announce that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download! MSDN subscribers may download the beta immediately with general availability on Thursday. Service Pack 1 Beta comes with a “ go live ” license which means you can start using the product for production...
  • Blog Post: Good News for VB6 Migration

    Today I’m pleased to announce the re-launch of our VBRun developer center for VB6 developers and a free partner tool offer. If you haven’t been there before VBRun is all about providing the best migration strategies, tools, support info, and training to help you on your gradual path from...
  • Blog Post: Patch for Cut / Copy ‘Insufficient Memory’ issue for VS2010

    We’ve received several reports of an issue when trying to do a Cut or Copy which gave you the following error: "Insufficient available memory to meet the expected demands of an operation at this time, possibly due to virtual address space fragmentation. Please try again later." There is now...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: VS2010 Productivity Power Tools and Modeling Feature Packs

    I just completed the Developer Foundational Session (mouthful) at TechEd New Orleans where we announced the immediate availability of two great new projects for VS2010: the Productivity Power Tools and Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack . Product Release Types Before going into the details...
  • Blog Post: Links to New Platform Bits

    This morning at TechEd New Orleans I had the opportunity to announce several new releases. Here are a set of links to help you get started: AppFabric V1 RTM Windows Server AppFabric makes it easy to create long running services that combine the best of WCF and WF. You can install AppFabric...
  • Blog Post: Project “Hilo”, A Complete C++ / Windows 7 Sample Application

    The C++ team has introduced a new sample series designed to demonstrate building a rich Windows 7 application for working with pictures, from scratch. Each step will add new features including touch, animation, etc. You can read more about the sample series and download full source code from the main...
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