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  • Blog Post: VB Suggestions Update Sept 16

    As of this afternoon the VB team has 232 suggestions entered through the MSDN Product Feedback Center . This is up from 186 the last time I reported, which was August 25. Over the past two weeks we have made a serious effort to reduce our backlog on these and have now resolved 166 of the suggestions...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Standard announced

    Jay Roxe explains VS Standard in eWeek "With Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition we've recognized there is no one right tool for all developers and we've tried to target the line at the different types of developers," said Jay Roxe , product manager for Visual Basic, in an interview with eWEEK. "With...
  • Blog Post: VB suggestions update

    As of 8/24, the VB team has 186 suggestions entered through the MSDN Product Feedback Center (up from 169 the week before), 168 of which have been entered since Beta 1. Of the 186 total suggestions, 104 have been resolved (up from 93 the week before). Status Total Not yet resolved 82 Won’t Fix 26 By...
  • Blog Post: Community Tech Preview for MSDN Subscribers

    Word on the street (or at least in the hallways) is that MSDN subscribers should have access to the Tech Preview for download sometime this week. Look for it. Pass it on.
  • Blog Post: VS 2005 Community Tech Preview

    At VSLive this week we handed out the first VS 2005 Community Tech Preview. This is our first updated bits since the PDC Tech Preview and represents more than 6 months of coding. The Community Tech Preview is not the same quality as a Beta. It is more of a snapshot of how the product looked at the time...
  • Blog Post: Naming update

    Visual Studio 2005 .NET Framework 2.0 ASP.NET 2.0 For context, see the post below.
  • Blog Post: What's in a name?

    You probably already know this, but Visual Studio “Whidbey” is not going to be the official name of the next version of Visual Studio. Turns out it will be Visual Studio Whidbey, same name just no quotes. Isn't that funny? I just made that up. Could you tell? Actually, the name will be...
  • Blog Post: Whidbey at the .NETDA Part 2

    Previously on my blog I wrote about showing VB Whidbey to the .NET Developers Association General Meeting in Redmond. I covered IDE enhancements aimed at increasing productivity. Here I'll cover Data. I showed the Data Sources Window. You can use it to connect to data from a database, a Web service...
  • Blog Post: Clarification on My

    Previously on my blog I said ”The My namespace is really just wrappers around existing Framework classes.” Jay Schmelzer of the VB team writes It’s not a set of wrappers for the framework, it is a speed-dial into the framework that helps VB developers find commonly used framework...
  • Blog Post: Whidbey at the .NETDA Part 1

    Last night I presented VB Whidbey at the .NET Developer Association General Meeting here in Redmond. I was on after Dave Winer and Robert Scoble spoke on blogs and RSS, etc. It is no coincidence that my blog debuts the very next day. Thanks to Dave and Robert for inspiring me. My hour was all demos...
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