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  • Blog Post: Color Logger Finalization (Posted by Charley Zhang)

    Microsoft (R) Build Engine Version 2.0.40607.14 [Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0.40607.14] Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 2004. All rights reserved. Build started. Project "WindowsApplication2.csproj" Target "PrepareForBuild" in project "WindowsApplication2.csproj" Creating directory...
  • Blog Post: Extras for MSBuild coming in the next few weeks (Posted by Byron Grogan)

    Last Tuesday, the MSBuild Explorer team began working full-time on the powertoys for MSBuild. These powertoys will be released online sometime in the next few weeks, along with their sources. Thus far, we've done the following: Color Logger: As Charley showed in his last post, this is an improved...
  • Blog Post: Color Logger Example (Posted by Charley Zhang)

    Microsoft (R) Build Engine Version 2.0.40607.14 [Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0.40607.14] Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 2004. All rights reserved. C:\Explorers\WindowsApplication2\WindowsApplication2\WindowsApplication2.csproj.user Line(0,0): warning : Warning! Target...
  • Blog Post: The Powertoy Color Logger (Posted by Charley Zhang)

    So last week Eyiwunmi and I came up with a plan for the Color Logger, which will be a downloadable Powertoy for the Beta1 of Whidbey. It is created, according to the specifications that we wrote, to “redefine the appearance of the console output”. Among other things, it colors errors in red...
  • Blog Post: MSBuild: The new build system for the .NET framework

    We've yet to give a comprehensive description of MSBuild, and I realize that many people reading this blog haven't heard of it, so here's a very good overview that I found on MSDN: Historically, developers have struggled when trying to map a complicated build infrastructure into the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: What's Going On... (Posted by Roshni)

    So let's see, what's happened since Thursday? We've had a lot more programming classes, which are starting to be pretty useful, because I definitely did not learn this much about pointers and such in high school. We've also been doing a lot more shadowing. Last Thursday and Friday, I shadowed Rajeev...
  • Blog Post: Friday Activities (Posted By Charley Zhang)

    Here is a summary of what happened on Friday: After taking C++ classes in the morning, I shadowed Jeff Callahan, a Software Test Engineer on the MSBuild team. I also shadowed Jeff during Thursday afternoon. He has been catching some bugs and teaching me some more about MSBuild. Some specific things...
  • Blog Post: Welcome! (Posted by Byron)

    Welcome to the blog of the Explore Microsoft team working with the Visual Studio group! My name is Byron Grogan, and I am a Computer Science Engineering major at the University of Michigan. I'm part of the first year of a program designed for freshman and sophmore students interested in software development...
  • Blog Post: Howdy! (Posted by Roshni)

    Hello everyone! I'm Roshni and I'm also here as a Microsoft Explorer. I'm working along with Charley, Eyiwunmi, and Byron with the MSBuild team. Right now we're taking programming classes in the morning, and shadowing other Microsoft employees. Later we'll be working on making power toys for MSBuild...
  • Blog Post: Hey!

    Okay... this is the first time that I'll be blogging... hi world! This is Eyiwunmi, one part of the coolest quattro of the first ever Explore Microsoft Program!
  • Blog Post: Intro (Posted by Charley Zhang)

    Let me introduce myself quickly. My name is Charley and I am a rising Sophomore at the University of Washington. I am an Explore Microsoft student here part of the Visual Studio sector. Specifically, we are part of the MSBuild group. I started at Microsoft on Tuesday, and here is a little summary about...
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