S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
From students participating in the Imagine Cup, to the next hot start-up in Silicon Valley, to enterprises delivering modern efficiencies into mature businesses, developers today all have three things in common: they are transforming and improving society through the software they envision, they have invested in themselves by obtaining deep knowledge and skill sets, and they require great tools to accomplish their goals.
Such skill sets also translate to the server, and with significant investments across the Base Class Libraries, ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation, ADO.NET, and more, developers with C# and Visual Basic skills can be more impactful than ever. ASP.NET harnesses both managed code and HTML, enabling you to create broad-reaching Web experiences that span a myriad of device types, all via the same diverse set of development skills, and all via Visual Studio.
Whether developing new experiences or bringing forward existing ones, new and updated capabilities of Visual Studio will make you more productive and impactful. If you’re here in Anaheim attending the conference, you’ll have access to these previews today so that you can get started immediately building the next great app for Windows 8. And whether you’re here at BUILD or reading and viewing remotely, stay tuned… there are many exciting things to come.