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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online

    Today, I’m very excited to launch Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1. I am also thrilled to announce Visual Studio Online, a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the development experience in the cloud. Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online represent the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 available for download

    I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download ! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and...
  • Blog Post: Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

    I fundamentally believe that there has never been a better time to be a software developer. In our emerging world where every company is a software company, developers have the awesome role and responsibility of driving forward all kinds of innovation across many different industries. Whether building...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 6.0

    I’ve written on my blog before about the Microsoft Enterprise Library . Enterprise Library has a long and accomplished history of providing architectural guidance, recommended practices, and reusable components to help developers, architects, and IT professionals efficiently build line-of-business...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launch

    Today is the formal launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud. This morning’s launch keynote covers how Visual Studio 2012 takes...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

    Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th. Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live and ready to go. How can you get them? ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

    Today, the Windows and Windows Server teams announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing. In keeping with our goal of delivering great tools on the same cadence as our platforms, I’m thrilled to announce that we have completed final builds of Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Azure SDK for .NET

    One of our primary goals with developer tools is to ensure we enable developers to be very productive while targeting Microsoft platforms. This includes delivering the relevant tools on the same cadence as the platforms, meaning that the tools should ship along with or in the same general timeframe as...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates available now!

    I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download . These releases ship with “Go Live” licenses, so you can get started today building and deploying production applications using Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5....
  • Blog Post: .NET 4.5 Improvements for Cloud and Server Applications

    I’ve had multiple meetings recently with customers and press where the topic of .NET development has come up, particularly as it relates to the cloud and server. They’ve heard about the extensive work we’ve done with Visual Studio 11 to enable the client-side development of Metro style...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta Available Now!

    I am very happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta releases are now available for download . I previously blogged about some of the innovation that went into the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview releases at //BUILD/: Visual Studio 11 Programming Language Advances...
  • Blog Post: The Road to Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta

    Today, I’m excited to announce that Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta will be available in just a few days, on February 29th, 2012. These releases will be “go live,” meaning they will enable usage in production environments. Industry Trends There are a number of industry...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 .NET Advances

    In my first post of this Visual Studio 11 series, I discussed some of the language-level innovation in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. In this second post, I’ll take a look at some of the improvements that have gone into the .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview. Languages enable developers...
  • Blog Post: Targeting Heterogeneity with C++ AMP and PPL

    Previously, I blogged about key trends in software development starting with concurrency/parallelism, and indeed today multi-core systems are everywhere. You can target multi-core systems from many mainstream programming languages, and with Visual Studio 2010 we delivered market leading tooling for parallel...
  • Blog Post: Outercurve Foundation: Partnering with the open source community

    More than 18 months ago, Microsoft helped sponsor the creation of the Outercurve Foundation (previously known as the Codeplex Foundation) to contribute ideas and projects to the open source community. The goal was to work with you to exchange ideas and build great things that other developers could adapt...
  • Blog Post: Solver Foundation on DevLabs

    Today we're adding Solver Foundation to DevLabs. Solver Foundation is a .NET library for mathematical programming, modeling, and optimization. Mathematical programming is all about decision making, and decision problems are everywhere: from supply chain management, project scheduling, logic puzzles...
  • Blog Post: Happy 1st Birthday, Visual Studio 2010!

    Today marks the one year birthday of Visual Studio 2010! It seems not long ago that we had the world-wide launch celebrating the largest developer tool release from Microsoft in many years. I spoke then about the ability to target platforms like Windows 7, Windows Azure, and Windows Phone 7, about...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 momentum

    Since we launched Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 on April 12 th of this year, it has been exciting to see the extremely positive response to the product. Within six months of the launch date, Visual Studio 2010 usage surpassed all other previous versions of Visual Studio based on usage data collected...
  • Blog Post: Making Asynchronous Programming Easy

    Writing applications that effectively handle long latencies can be a daunting challenge. As software applications grow more complex, more developers are building software that accesses remote resources, performs longer computations, and processes large data sets. Tasks we used to think of as being quick...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools

    Today, we are announcing the availability of Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools. Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools enable you to design and test your Windows Phone 7 applications in Visual Studio. These free tools provide everything you need to build rich applications with Silverlight and XNA and deploy...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server AppFabric: Better, Faster, Cheaper

    Earlier this week in our Worldwide Partner Conference , we outlined our vision for the cloud and underscored Microsoft's commitment to providing a platform that enables our customers to embrace cloud computing fully. As part of this commitment, the opportunity for developers to build applications targeting...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Productivity Improvements, Part IV

    My previous posts on the productivity improvements in Visual Studio 2010 highlighted features of Visual Studio that you can use right out of the box. Today, I'm going to focus on extensions to Visual Studio that enhance the coding experience for Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, and Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Productivity Improvements, Part III

    In my previous posts on the productivity improvements in Visual Studio 2010, I've focused on features that all VS developers can take advantage of. Sometimes, though, the most useful features are those that are specific to the development language you're using or platform you're developing for. After...
  • Blog Post: Peering into the cloud with IntelliTrace

    In April, we introduced Visual Studio 2010 to the world. One of the breakthrough features we delivered in VS 2010 is IntelliTrace - a tool that enables you to do historical debugging and is a key part of addressing the 'no repro' scenarios that we always encounter. Customer feedback on this tool has...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 productivity improvements - Part I

    Every developer deserves a fantastic development environment that allows them to write, understand, navigate, and debug code as efficiently as possible. After all, developers spend most of their time in the IDE. As we designed and built Visual Studio 2010, we let this principle guide the product,...
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