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Development lead on Visual Studio Platform team focusing on the extensibility of Visual Studio.

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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and SDK are available

    After 2+ years in development, Visual Studio 2010 became generally available today. Also available is the matching Visual Studio 2010 SDK . Download it today, and start building extensions for VS2010.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and SDK RC released

    Today is the general release for the Visual Studio 2010 RC . There's been a lot of performance work on the IDE to make it faster and use less memory. And, a host of bugs that were fixed since the Beta. Try it today @: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx . The Visual Studio SDK for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SDK for Beta 2 Now Available!

    The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 SDK is now available for everyone to use from the Download Center. So, install it (it's quick), and start building you very own extensions to Visual Studio today! And once you have those extensions ready to share with world, post them up on the Visual Studio Gallery . ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Available

    We announced today the availability of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 on MSDN . Later this week, on Wednesday, it will generally be available for everyone from the Download Center. There has been a ton of work, performance improvements, and bug fixing done for Beta 2, so definitely check it out and provide...
  • Blog Post: The DSL Beta1 SDK is out!

    Well lots of announcements this week with the VS Beta coming out... so here's one more: The Visual Studio 2010 DSL SDK Beta1 is available for download! This one is near and dear to me because I've worked on DSL Tools in the past, and it's wonderful to see another toolkit out for Beta1. So, if you...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 Available!

    It pays to be in early in the morning... sometimes you get to be the first to announce. :) The Visual Studio 2010 SDK Beta 1 is now available for download on MSDN Download Center. This SDK matches the Visual Studio 2010 Beta, that was released earlier this week. It provides the tools and templates...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 10 Beta1 Available!

    The Visual Studio 10 Beta1 is generally available today from MSDN's Download Center... get it while it's hot! You can either download the Pro or TeamSystem editions. And, in this Beta1, we're showing off some new features for the VS extender community -- namely, the Extension Manager. This feature...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 RC is out

    The Windows 7 Release Candidate just came out yesterday . I've been using builds of Win7 on my laptop since the Beta and have been very happy with how it works... Can't wait to get the RC installed on my laptop, will try to do it early next week.
  • Blog Post: Low Bandwidth MSDN Pages

    I just read over on Scott Hanselman's blog that there's a new low bandwidth view of MSDN pages . This is definitely cool and a much quicker way to load help content from MSDN. Check out this topic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmlnode(loband).aspx . It works only for library...
  • Blog Post: Introducing VS Extension Manager

    In case you missed it, Jason Zander posted a while back about the Visual Studio 2010 new look . In that post, were the first looks at the Visual Studio Extension Manager. This is a user experience that lets you find extensions to Visual Studio that have been posted on the VS Gallery . My team has been...
  • Blog Post: DSL Tools Forum Moved

    In case you're looking for the DSL Tools forum and can't find it at its last location, it has moved into the VSX (stands for Visual Studio Extensibility :) forum, so you can ask your DSL-related questions there. And, here's the new link: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=57&SiteID...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive Beta Today

    The latest Windows Live service just went into Beta this morning - SkyDrive . SkyDrive is a hard drive in the cloud that lets you save personal files out on the web. Along with private folders that only you can access, it also lets you create shared folders that can be viewed by other registered users...
  • Blog Post: Developer.com .NET Tool of the Year

    I just read an article on Developer.com that Visual Studio 2005 was named the .NET Tool of the Year . Having spent 3+ years working on the designers for VS 2005, it's nice to see that people have taken such a liking to the overall product.
  • Blog Post: BillG, That's The End Calling...

    I've been patiently watching and listening to a campaign run by a local radio station ( 107.7 The End ) to get Bill Gates on their show for an interview and their music challenge (where they face-off two local celebrities to pick their best song to play and then voted on by listeners). They started off...
  • Blog Post: RSS Bandit 1.3.0.38 Released

    I'm back from a Thanksgiving vacation, where I didn't rest enough and ate too much. Oh well, what do you expect from Thanksgiving... Dare has just released a new version of RSS Bandit . For those of you who haven't tried RSS Bandit, it's an open source, free RSS reader written on the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2005 - Day 0

    Sunday was my travel day. I left Seattle at 7:30 am on my way to Atlanta and then on to Orlando. The layover was exciting because I only had about 45 minutes between flights. It was made even more exciting because we landed 30 minutes late. After a nice job through the Atlanta airport, I did make it...
  • Blog Post: Free Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 CDs

    It appears that you can request CDs/DVDs of the Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 from MSDN [via CoolThingoftheDay ], even if you're not an MSDN Universal subscriber. The CDs are free and the so is the shipping (in the US or Canada) -- cool. This is a great way for non-MSDN subscribers to get Beta 2! But, it...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Magazine: Team System Edition

    The latest MSDN Magazine has a great article about Visual Studio Team System . If you're interested in the end-to-end development process tools that we're working on for the Whidbey release but haven't had a chance to install it yet, here's a good way to learn a bit about what's to come.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Architects Journal 4

    The Microsoft Architects Journal 4 has just been published in PDF format. You can get it at the MSDN download center . There look to be some very interesting articles in there that I'll have to read as soon as I get a moment. Here's a quick table of contents of the articles in this edition: Choosing...
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