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  • Blog Post: Moving to the XNA team...

    I wanted to share some news about a fairly major decision I've made. I'm going to be joining the XNA team starting Monday, August 9. I'm incredibly proud of the C# team and the C# product. During the last five years I’ve held every PM position on the C# team so I know how special every part...
  • Blog Post: Announcing C# Express!

    Well it's finally been announced - the Express line of products for Visual Studio! You can find out more about the products and download it from: http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express . There is also a contest to produce applications using Express http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID...
  • Blog Post: 10 Pushups for Life

    In my first public Microsoft presentation (PDC 2000) I made a bet that I have lived to regret. At PDC 2000 we had very early bits of .NET and VS so it was a little bit of a minefield to demo. I had at least 4 demos during my 1 hour session but I was pretty confident about them much to the surprise...
  • Blog Post: So why did the C# keybindings change? (Part 2)

    So who would have thought that keybindings would have been a contentious issue? J Thanks for all the great comments and ideas, I’ll work with our core editing team to see what we can incorporate for VS 2005. Reading through all the comments and the original blog entry I see that I buried a crucial...
  • Blog Post: So why did the C# keybindings change?

    Andy wants my blood but on an internal email thread both Don Box and Chris Sells also want it. I was responsible for the new C# keybindings (I’ll let you have a moment to stick that pin into the Microsoft PM Voodoo doll you all have J ). It all started when I was given the keyboard randomizing...
  • Blog Post: VS 2005 drives me crazy with all these changes!

    Yesterday I watched a usability study where the user was a little frustrated about seemingly gratuitous changes we have made in the product. They were using a pre-release version of VS 2005 and quickly asked these questions: Why is there a MenuStrip in the toolbox but no Menu control? Why is...
  • Blog Post: Cascading changes from a method rename - what do you think?

    I'm working on an issue with the C# refactoring and wanted to get your opinion. One of the things we are delivering in VS 2005 is the ability to reliably rename methods, types etc. We have a current issue where you can be in some code and you want to rename a method. The method is actually part of...
  • Blog Post: User Error and "Disk Read Error" from Virtual PC

    As I mentioned earlier this month I used VPC for the TechEd demo. Everything worked well but I had a strange problem that I couldn't quite work out. Today I took advantage of working at Microsoft and went and met some QA people from the VPC team and got an answer. Here was my problem. My Virtual Hard...
  • Blog Post: DEV 322 Visual Studio 2005 C# IDE Enhancements - Walkthrough available!

    I've posted an article containing a walkthrough of my session at TechEd. The article contains links to both the slides and the demos that I used. All the demos I used at TechEd work on the (clearly named :-)) Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview May 2004 which were the bits handed out at...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2004 - VS 2005 C# IDE Enhancements Walkthrough (long)

    Some people have expressed interest in the slides and demos that I showed at TechEd 2004. The slides for my session can be downloaded here and the demos can be downloaded from MS Download (note that the demos are packaged as an MSI, the MSI simply copies the demos into your “My Documents”...
  • Blog Post: My Tech Ed Presentation is over!

    Well my presentation at TechEd is over and it all went well. All the demos worked (perhaps a bit slowly at times) but I think people got a feel for the C# IDE enhancements that we are doing. As soon as we can I’ll post the demos and slides to the C# Dev Center and let you know from here. ...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2004 - Tempting the demo gods!

    TechEd has started! This means that I’ll be nervous until my presentation on Thursday! I’m not nervous about showing off individual features because they are great and I’ve been working on them or with them for a while now, I’m more nervous about being able to do justice...
  • Blog Post: Back from vacation and ready for TechEd 2004

    I'm back from vacation, refreshed and ready for the TechEd 2004! I'm just about to meet with Anson and talk about our presentation “Visual C# 2005: IDE Enhancements for the C# Developer”. We will be demo heavy and if there is a feature you've heard about or want to see in action then let...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2004 (May 23-28)

    Anson and I are sharing a session at Tech Ed 2004 . We'll be talking about some of the IDE features in Whidbey for C# developers. A number of members of the C# team will be presenting as well, you can search for session information at: http://www.msteched.com/content/breakouts.aspx . I've done a fair...
  • Blog Post: Default Namespace and folders

    Most of my time is spent on Whidbey and Anson and I have been working on the project templates and the add item templates for Whidbey. One of the issues we are currently looking at is the need for namespace entries in the code that gets generated when you either create a project or when you add items...
  • Blog Post: Turning off Dynamic Help in VS 2002/2003

    Anssi made a comment on my blog that reflects some general feedback I've had from various users about the Dynamic Help: Someone on comments already asked this, but i couldn't notice a response. Can you turn dynamic help permanently off (won't come back on when making new solution or project) somewhere...
  • Blog Post: Anson is now blogging

    Anson (my current partner in crime on the C# profile) is now blogging.
  • Blog Post: Profiles (aka .vssettings)

    One of the things that I'm working on at the moment is the C# profile for Whidbey. Anson (another C# PM) and I are trying to complete the first cut of this this week and it's not an easy task. So whats a profile (and how does this relate to the Tools.Options issues I have been talking about)? Profiles...
  • Blog Post: Options, Options Everywhere (part 2)

    Seems like a lot of people are interested in the Visual Studio options post I made! If I had to summarize the feedback I'd say that most people: Want better management of options . VS needs to provide better categorization of the current options and then allow users to intelligently filter them...
  • Blog Post: Option Auction!

    I made a comment about the state of VS options in a previous post and thought it would be interesting to see which options: People had no idea what the option actually did? People understood the option but had no idea why someone would change it? I'm more than happy to track down the option...
  • Blog Post: Options, Options Everywhere

    One of the things that I have been working on lately is relay looking at Visual Studio and trying to trim down it's overall size and complexity. I can't talk a lot about what I am working on but I'm sure a lot of you can relate to the problem: Visual Studio has way too many options! I started...
  • Blog Post: How to you complete?

    One of the things that I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about and discussing with different people is how customers complete their selections in IntelliSense. You know the drill, you re typing away in VS and the IntelliSense list pops up. How do you complete the selection? In broad terms...
  • Blog Post: Introduction

    A short introduction is required. My name is Joe Nalewabau (JoeN was a great email address for me to get at Microsoft) and I've been a Program Manager (PM) on the C# team since April 1999, which for those of you who are counting meant that I couldn't publicly talk about my job for about a year...
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