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  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for January 2008 posted on VSX Team blog

    Just posted the VSX Community Letter for January 2008 .
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for October 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

    Just posted the VSX Community Letter for October 2007 .
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for September 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

    Just posted the VSX Community Letter for September 2007 .
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for August 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

    Just posted the VSX Community Letter for August 2007 .
  • Blog Post: VSX Community Letter for July 2007 posted on VSX Team blog

    Yesterday I posted the VSX Community Letter for July 2007 on the VSX Team blog . This is the first in a series of ongoing monthly letters to the Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) community. The letter is also highlighted on the http://msdn.com/vsx/ developer center. The general theme of each community...
  • Blog Post: From product planner to program manager

    This week I took on a newly created position at Microsoft, as community program manager on the Visual Studio Ecosystem team focusing on developer community for VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility). The VSX community includes developers who build add-ins (tools, editors, designers, languages, and more) for...
  • Blog Post: Behind the camera on Channel 9, take 2

    Since my blog post Behind the camera on Channel 9 last November, I have been behind the camera on Channel 9 for three video interviews with Visual Studio 2005 team members before I moved to the Windows Live Platform team in late February: Cameron Slade - QA Testing of Developer Tools Ken Levy interviews...
  • Blog Post: NET4COM - .NET Toolkit for COM

    A few weeks ago I spoke at the Seattle .NET Developers Association user group . I did a demo-centric presentation (no slides) showing how to create a .NET wrapper class in Visual Studio 2005, expose them as COM objects with proper interface declarations, and then use it in Visual Basic 6.0 as well as...
  • Blog Post: Don't judge co-workers by their book's cover

    I went into a Barnes & Noble bookstore over the weekend to browse what is new, which I generally do about once a month. The two sections I generally browse is the magazine section and the computer books section. When I walked over to the computer books section, the first book I saw on the new releases...
  • Blog Post: From product manager to product planner

    After working as a product manager in the developer division for the past 4.5 years, I've decided to accept an offer to work in a new position at Microsoft. Starting in March, I will be a product planner working on developer community efforts in a new group with in the Windows Live division. I...
  • Blog Post: Behind the camera on Channel 9

    Recently, at the suggestion of Robert Scoble , I started going behind the camera on Channel 9 doing interviews and video recording. Listed below are the recent Channel 9 interviews I've done behind the camera. The most recent ones listed first along with Scoble's comments when he posted them on the Channel...
  • Blog Post: Back from fall 2005 European event tour

    I arrived home yesterday from my fall 2005 European event tour. I spoke at the Visual FoxPro Developer Network event in Utrecht Netherlands, in Frankfurt at the 12th annual Visual FoxPro Developer Conference 2005 in Germany , and at the Switzerland FoxPro User Group in Zurich hosted by Microsoft Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: VB and VFP, teams and technologies working together

    For many years, Microsoft has stated that there probably will never be a new VFP.NET language nor any conversion tools for moving VFP source code directly to .NET. The runtime, language, event model, etc. is all unique in VFP compared to the .NET CLR (common language runtime) and .NET Framework classes...
  • Blog Post: VB and C# considerations for VFP developers

    A few weeks ago, there was a thread on the Universal Thread asking which .NET language VFP developers should select for those interested in learning and using .NET, primarily those VFP developers adding .NET to their programming skill set. I received positive feedback from my UT reply post, so I thought...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft After Dark on Launch 2005 webcast

    Microsoft After Dark on Launch 2005 webcast , an educational and entertaining conversation over a blackjack game with some Microsoft executives and MVP/RD influencers. Interesting merger of streaming video and dynamic HTML content. Topics are Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2005 video and slide content online

    The session content for PDC 2005 is now online (slides and videos of each session). The 250 hours of video is free online for six full months. For more information including how to obtain the content on DVD, refer to Michael Swanson's Blog post on PDC05 Sessions Online blog post. I spoke at PDC last...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 video on VFP 9.0 interop with VS 2005

    A new Channel 9 Video interview has been posted titled Visual FoxPro 9.0 interop with VS 2005 with Robert Scoble interviewing me showing demos of new ideas for upcoming Sedna (see Microsoft Visual FoxPro Roadmap ) as well as examples of usages of VFP 9.0 interop with .NET today. These demos and a few...
  • Blog Post: JFast - Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation

    JFast is a currently based on Visual FoxPro 8.0, and DPRA developers are currently working on an update for JFast based on Visual FoxPro version 9.0. JFast uses .NET for specific parts of their applications, primarily .NET WinForms (smart client) coded in Visual Basic .NET along with some ASP.NET for...
  • Blog Post: SP4 released for or both SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000

    Visual FoxPro 9.0 (as well as VFP 8.0 and VFP 7.0) includes MSDE 2000 on the CD for optional installation. In addition to providing the latest updates and fixes, SQL Server 2000 SP4 provides enhanced performance, security, and serviceability.
  • Blog Post: Many great VFP books at www.Hentzenwerke.com

    I was recently taking with Whil Hentzen about the various VFP books available through www.Hentzenwerke.com . This week I received a copy of the book What's New in Nine: Visual FoxPro's Latest Hits . This is a really great book. Check out the table of contents and you'll see the book is packed with great...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 video on XML Tools in Visual Studio 2005

    A new Channel 9 Video interview has been posted titled XML Tools in VS 2005 with Robert Scoble interviewing me showing demos of the new XML tools in Visual Studio 2005 . These new XML tools are useful to any developer working with XML no matter what primary programming language is used. The free beta...
  • Blog Post: New XML Tools in Visual Studio 2005

    There is a new An Introduction to the XML Tools in Visual Studio 2005 whitepaper on msdn.com . For more information about XML and XML tools, visit the XML Dev Center web site on msdn.com . While the XSLT editor/debugger features are only included in the Professional and higher levels of Visual Studio...
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