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  • Jason Zander's blog

    A Different Kind of Fan Boy

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    The marketing team gave me one of these really cool VS2008 fans from the Japanese sub.  It has the key board short cuts for the product on the back.  It was too cool to keep to myself:   I’ve decided to place it next to my Cup<T>...
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    VSTS and the Platforms Magic Quadrant

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    Over the last few months I’ve been sharing updates about VSTS 2008 and 2010, most recently sharing the new UI for VS 2010 .  Today I wanted to mention that leading analyst firm Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant of its Software...
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    Essential LINQ

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    Charlie Calvert and Dinesh Kulkarni have just released their new book, Essential LINQ.  LINQ was introduced with C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 (shipped with VS 2008) and stands for Language Integrated Query.  The technology allows you to use SQL like syntax...
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    A New Look for Visual Studio 2010

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    At the PDC and TechEd EMEA last year we described our new editor support built on the WPF technology in .NET Framework 4.0. Today I’m happy to reveal the new UI for Visual Studio, also built on WPF: In this image you can see several areas of concentration...
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    Pep Talks

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    I’ve found at times working as a team can be tough.  The VSTS marketing team just released a new tool to help you out, The Coach. I decided to help my own team get on track : Thankfully using Team System helped us out :) You can send your own pep...
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    IronPython 2.0 Released

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    IronPython 2.0 was just released to codeplex for download. Here are a few important links: Home page for the project is here Download is here Release notes are here The key change for this release is having IronPython now written on top...
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    TechEd EMEA 2008 Keynote, Including SharePoint Tools for VS

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    Today in the TechEd Developers Keynote in Barcelona we announced a number of new features we haven't talked about yet in Visual Studio 2010. In the keynote, I spent most of my time in the tools and little on the slides (pretty common in Developer Division...
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    Service Pack 1 for VS2008 SP1 and .NET FX 3.5 Now Live

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    You can now download the SP1 for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework here .  Like any service pack this release contains bug fixes for issues you have reported.  What's probably most exciting to me though is all the new functionality that has...
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    Melbourne Videos Live

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    In March I did the keynote for our Heroes Happen Here launch in Melbourne.  While at the launch event I did a series of videos with builder au which are now live on the site: On managing the developer team for Visual Studio: http://www.builderau...
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    Announcing Popfly Game Creator

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    My boys (11 and 13) *love* playing video games.  I've also spent time trying to get them interested in authoring their own game software using Visual Studio.  I once started writing a game with my son, showing him how to create a project, importing...
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    VC++ 2008 Feature Pack Released Today

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    The VC++ 2008 Feature Pack, with a new version of MFC and an implementation of TRE1, has officially been released today!  The download is free for for any VS2008 Standard or above customer and is a fully supported product.  You can find the...
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    Silverlight 2 Map / DataGrid Demo (Part 2)

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    In Part 1 we created a n-tier Silverlight application which used LINQ and Silverlight 2 including the new controls.  That version takes a simple text box parameter for the state we want to look for.  Now let's spruce it up a bit with a map component...
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    Silverlight 2 Map / DataGrid Demo (Part 1)

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    I did the keynote speech for VS Live in San Francisco on 3/31 and included a demo of how to use the new Silverlight 2 features including the DataGrid.  I wanted to write up the steps required to reproduce my demo for anyone that wants to build it...
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    Lang.NET Videos Back Online

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    I had posted a pointer to our Lang.NET videos here , but unfortunately the site they were hosted on was overwhelmed by the interest. The videos have been re-posted to a more robust network and are ready for viewing again. Please accept our apologies for...
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    Announcing Silverlight Support for Nokia Devices Including S60

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    Part of my role as GM for Visual Studio is driving our Mobility efforts in the Developer Division (including Windows Mobile, .NET Compact Framework, and Silverlight).  Today I'm happy to announce an agreement between Microsoft and Nokia to take Silverlight...
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    Recommended Book: ADVANCED WINDOWS DEBUGGING

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      I just got this new book on advanced debugging in Windows by Mario Hewardt and Daniel Pravat.  This book is right up my alley and gives an advanced tutorial on debugging in Windows using the Windows debugger (windbg, ntsd, and cdb). ...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Launch Event in LA

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    Today we are formally launching Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 here in Los Angeles. The opening keynote featured Tom Brokaw (of NBC Nightly News fame) and Steve Ballmer. The event is very well attended, to the point where...
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    Lang.Net 2008 Videos Available

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    We held our second Lang.Net Symposium on campus at the end of January and the videos from the event are now online here .  John Lam has a great summary of the event here . I gave the opening keynote in the morning (sorry for the microphone issues...
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    Download Install Challenges with VS2008

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    I've seen several folks having problems since we RTM'd VS2008.  These usually manifest themselves as as things like "Download Manager - Error" when trying to access the bits (one example post ). Our release team and the MSDN team have been...
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    Couple of Historical Facts

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    At first when I started to see things I've worked on talked about in articles I thought it was pretty cool.  And then I started to realize how much is taken down incorrectly.  I'm sure it is hard to piece things together after the fact. ...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 RTM!

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    Today we released to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5!  I want to congratulate the division on this major accomplishment.  I've been building applications all along with VS 2008 and there are some very cool features. ...
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    Tulsa Techfest 2007 Keynote Slides

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    This morning I gave the opening keynote for the Tulsa TECHFEST 2007 event. There is great attendance at the event and 16 tracks! As promised, I have made the slides available online for you to download: Slides are here I've blogged information...
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    Getting Started With Silverlight

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    I've had a number of queries on how to get started with Silverlight after my talk in NYC on Monday. The best place to get going is the www.silverlight.net site. There is a wealth of information up there including partner show cases, downloads for the...
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    Slides from VSLive New York Keynote

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    This morning I presented the keynote on Silverlight at VSLive in New York . As promised, here are some links related to the talk: Slides for the talk are here You can find everything you need to get started on Silverlight at www.silverlight.net...
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    New Job, New Challenges

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    Today we announced that I will be moving from the .NET team to run Visual Studio. I'm really excited about this! The VS and .NET teams are sister teams under Soma which means I will continue to work very closely with ScottGu . The products on my team...
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