I've been silent for far too long. My name is John. I've been developer on Visual Studio for the past seven years, having worked on various aspects of VS 7.0, 7.1, and 8.0. I've seen the best and the worst of what we do here in building 41 and have lived to tell the story. I'll be posting about topics such as CLR versioning, assembly versioning, and tools versioning, such as why VS can't cross-target (ie, only targets a single CLR version). Some other topics near and dear to my are VB's My feature, work that we are doing in the smart client arena, and the future of service-oriented platforms and tools.