May, 2004

  • JRoxe's WebLog

    Five Years and Counting

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    Yesterday I hit my 5 year anniversary with Microsoft...the hard way. I was a dev and a dev lead on the .NET Framework from 1997 through 2001, left for a couple of years to go back to school and then came back as the VB Product Manager last August. I wasn...
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    Are you using the community technical previews?

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    One of the new things that we're doing during this product cycle is releasing a series of Community Technical Previews. For those of you who haven't used a Community Tech Preview, they're pre-beta releases of the product. Normally when we release a beta...
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    Looking for training?

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    One of the things that I spent a lot of today thinking about was the best way to provide training for VB developers - both those who are already using VB .NET and want to take it to the next level and those who are using VB6 and want to kick the tires...
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    Favorite Starter Kit Ideas

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    I've heard a lot of feedback that we should put together some starter kits in VB that people can use to get going with VB. I love the idea and want to start creating them and start seeding the community to create them. However, every time that I've...
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    Best VB Blogs

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    This seems to be a relevant question with TechEd going on...What are your favorite VB Blogs, particularly those outside of Microsoft? If you respond with your favorite blogs, I'll compile the list and post it.
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    Toronto Rocked

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    I went up to Toronto last week and gave my first keynote at VSLive Toronto . The show was a lot of fun and had about 450 people show up. The talk was a lot about the productivity enhancements coming in VS 2005 with Paul Yuknewicz doing a demo of VB 2005...
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    VB @ The Movies Has Gone Live

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    Check out VB @ The Movies - We've got 101 short videos of how to do everything from creating a checked list box, include data in your form, build a web app, or customize the IDE. While a lot of this content is targetted at the beginning developer, we...
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    VB Team Blogging

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    The VB team has just started a blog for the team: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam . Now, this won't replace blogs from people like Paul Vick who are already well known in the blogosphere, but it does give you a greater chance to meet individuals on the VB...
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    Looking for training?

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    One of the things that I spent a lot of today thinking about was the best way to provide training for VB developers - both those who are already using VB .NET and want to take it to the next level and those who are using VB6 and want to kick the tires...
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