Lisa (Feigenbaum) Cohen

Senior Program Manager Lead - Microsoft Developer Division

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  • Blog Post: Async Articles in MSDN Magazine

    The October issue of MSDN Magazine just came out, and featured a focus on the Async language features coming in C# 5 and VB 11. Michael Desmond interviewed Mads Torgersen and me for the Editor’s note, which you can find here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh456392.aspx There are...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America 2011

    Abhishek Kumar pulled together a great trip report for our team from TechEd. Lots of great resources below, that are available for on-demand viewing. Keynote: Keynote address was given by Robert Wahbe, Corporate Vice President, Server and Tools Marketing, and Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President...
  • Blog Post: Video: Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks Presentation on LinkedIn (LIDNUG)

    I’ve presented a couple of times to the LinkedIn .NET User Group (LIDNUG) . You can find my latest presentation available on the Archives . Click here to download the recording. Excerpt is below. Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks by Lisa Feigenbaum Join us for a demo-packed Visual Studio 2010 session...
  • Blog Post: XNA is coming to Visual Basic!

    Tonight at DevConnections , Senior Director Dave Mendlen announced that XNA support will be coming to Visual Basic. This is part of Microsoft’s co-evolution strategy , whereby we are providing equal access to Microsoft technologies for both C# and Visual Basic developers. XNA has been a top Visual...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Book Forewords

    I was asked to write a few book forewords this year. I’ve included the contents below. I hope you will read the forewords and check out the books! I’ve also written past excerpts for Microsoft Visual Studio Tips by Sara Ford and Visual Basic 2008 - Neue Technologien – Crashkurs by Klaus Löffelmann ....
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Books on C#, Visual Basic, F#, VS IDE, and VS Extensibility

    I often get asked for good VS 2010 book recommendations on the topics my team (VS Pro) is working on: C#, VB.NET, F#, VS IDE, VS Extensibility. Here are some recent titles to check out. You can also find a growing list on our MSDN developer centers: C# Books VB Books F# Books Visual Studio Books  ...
  • Blog Post: PDC10: Future Directions for C#, Visual Basic, and F#

    Contents: C# & VB Session | Ch9 Live Anders | Ch9 Live Async Team | Async CTP | Roslyn | F# Session | Languages Panel | Podcasts | Booth | Ask The Experts | Meet Anders and Don Professional Developers Conference 10 took place October 28-29 on Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. At this event, we shared...
  • Blog Post: BASTA! in Germany, VB CTP for Windows Phone, TechEd Africa, SoCal Code Camp

    After a busy month of travel, I finally made my way back to Seattle. As promised, here are the materials from all the talks and events. BASTA! in Mainz, Germany BASTA! is a third party conference, led by Software & Support Media GmbH. Software & Support Media publishes magazines, hosts conferences...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Training for Japanese Customer Visit

    We had a Japanese customer in town for training last week and I presented a 2.5hr training on Visual Studio 2010. It was fun to meet everyone and answer questions on the release! I promised to share the deck and have uploaded it to my blog . The code can be found on Code Gallery .
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts for C#, VB, C++, F# Now Available in Letter (8.5x11in) and A4 (210×297mm) Print-Ready Sizes

    Thanks for all the feedback on the Visual Studio 2010 Keyboard Shortcut Posters . We’ve released new versions to take into account your requested changes: - Create 8.5”x11” Letter-sized print-ready documents - Create 210x297mm A4-sized print-ready documents - Remove the people images and keep the space...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools – Updated with Tools Option Support and More!

    For those of you who enjoyed the 1st Productivity Power Tools release , be sure to download the latest version released this week! There are a number of changes, including requests from your comments on this blog. :) The most popular request was the ability to have more granular control of which features...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Language & IDE Resources from TechEd North America 2010 (C#, VB, F#, IronPython, IronRuby)

    It was a great week at Tech·Ed North America in New Orleans! The conference ended on Thursday, and there are lots of great recordings and resources now available on-demand. Below are a series of slides and videos from the Languages-related sessions at the event. For other sessions, please review the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools Released Today

    One of the great aspects of the Visual Studio 2010 release is the extensibility support. The VS 2010 Editor is re-written in WPF, providing rich IDE experiences in the box, as well as new extensibility APIs that enable the creation of more powerful extensions out of the box. To support these extensions...
  • Blog Post: How to Customize the XML Comments that are inserted by the Visual Basic Code Editor?

    Visual Basic XML Comments were first introduced in Visual Studio 2005. They can be used to create documentation for your project, and to provide a rich IDE experience for others using your code. For more information on XML Comments, please read my full article in MSDN Magazine here . This blog post focuses...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Group Program Manager Raj Pai on VB, C#, F#, IronPython, and IronRuby in Visual Studio 2010

    Earlier this year Octavio Hernandez visited Microsoft campus and interviewed Group Program Manager Raj Pai about managed languages in Visual Studio 2010. Octavio is a Technical Editor for Spanish magazine DotNetMania and a C# MVP. The Spanish version of the interview was published in the DotNetMania...
  • Blog Post: Twitter Analyzer using Visual Studio 2010 RTM (VB & C# Solutions Available)

    I just released a new version of my Twitter Analyzer application on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/twitter There are both VB and C# solution versions available on the download page: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=twitter&ReleaseId=4362 Please...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Keyboard Shortcut Posters Now Available for VB, C#, F# & C++

    The Visual Studio keyboard shortcut posters are always very popular and are now available for Visual Studio 2010 ! Please choose the one that corresponds to your choice of Visual Studio Development Settings . Print out a poster to place on the wall, or a quick reference card to keep on your desk. Download...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Launch!

    This was an exciting week, with the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 and lots of great content on MSDN! Las Vegas Launch The Launch took place on April 12th in 5 different cities. For information on these events, please visit http://vs2010launch.com . The video from Bob Muglia’s VS 2010 Launch...
  • Blog Post: PDC 09 Chalk Talk: A Lap Around Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for the Visual Basic Developer

    Please find the slides for my PDC 09 chalk talk attached . The solution is posted here on Code Gallery. For more info on the Professional Developers Conference, please visit http://microsoftpdc.com . I also stayed in town after the event to present again at the SoCal Code Camp . The event took place...
  • Blog Post: TechEd EMEA 2009 Session Video: A Lap around Microsoft Visual Basic in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 [DEV314]

    Please find the video below for my Lap Around VS 2010 session at TechEd EMEA 2009 in Berlin, Germany. Other session materials are included in my earlier post here .  
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe 2009 and Twitter Analyzer 1.0

    I’ve included my session materials here from TechEd Europe 2009 in Berlin. Powerpoint Presentation “Twitter Analyzer” Demo Solution (Note: This application was built using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 , IronPython 2.6 CTP for .NET 4.0 Beta 2 and Office 2007.) DEV314 - A Lap around Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic Code for .NET Parallel Extensions Video

    Here’s a great video with Stephen Toub and Jason Olson that gives a 15min overview of what’s new for managed developers doing parallel programming with .NET 4.0. Video: Using the Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework Welcome back to another Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Week video...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Videos Galore

    There are a lot of Microsoft announcements that happened today! Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and compatible versions of IronRuby / IronPython Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint ( Keynote , Dev Center ) New Visual Studio logo and brand (blue & purple infinity sign) Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: MSDN.COM Refresh!

    http://msdn.com has been refreshed! Please take a look and let us know what you think. Here are the three managed languages sites, where our team aggregates Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual F# content: Visual Basic – http://msdn.com/vbasic Visual C# – http://csharp.net Visual F# – http://fsharp.net
  • Blog Post: Interview on Visual Basic and C# in Visual Studio 2010 with DotNetMania

    This past summer I was interviewed by C# MVP Octavio Hernandez and VB MVP Pep Lluis Bano for an article that was published in the Spanish magazine DotNetMania . The Spanish text is available as an attachment at the end of this post, as well as in summary form on the DotNetMania site . I've included the...
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