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  • Blog Post: Open Source and Microsoft Developer Tools

    Across Microsoft, we've seen a significant increase in our engagement with open source communities over the last few years - as consumers, producers and participants in open source software projects. This has been particularly notable in our developer tools, where we have been collaborating extensively...
  • 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: Team Foundation Service is Released

    Team Foundation Server is a mainstay of Microsoft’s collaboration platform for software development teams. It provides modern application lifecycle support for modern app development, including agile project planning and management tools, version control, build automation, and the continuous deployment...
  • Blog Post: Beta of VS Team Explorer with Cross Platform Support

    Last November, I posted about our acquisition of the assets of Teamprise , a partner who provides access to Team Foundation Server from Eclipse and non-Windows platforms. The Teamprise products have been very popular with TFS customers who were developing applications across Microsoft and non-Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Walking down memory lane...

    Sometimes, we get caught up in what we are currently doing, the day-to-day stuff, the impending deadlines and the like. Once in a while, it is good to take a step back and reflect upon the jounrey - the why, the what, the how and the where. Recently, I got such an opportunity when I got a call to...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Tools in VSTS 2010

    Designing new functionality on existing applications can be daunting. There are always differences between the original design and the current implementation. The new Architecture tools within Visual Studio Team System 2010 help you understand the application you have, design new functionality...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 1 ships!

    Today, we are releasing Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4. If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download the Beta today from here . For the rest of the world, the Beta will be publicly available on Wednesday. Over the last many months I had blogged about a lot of new and interesting features...
  • Blog Post: Delivering ongoing value

    It has been a little over a year since we shipped VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5. Since then the team has been heads-down focused on the next version of our product line with VS 2010, VSTS 2010 and .NET FX 4.0. In addition, we have been working on a number of interesting technologies that we have updated...
  • Blog Post: Reminiscing 2008...

    With the year almost coming to an end, I was looking back at some of the remarkable events this past year. One of the fondest memories I have of this year, although with mixed feelings, is Bill Gate’s keynote and luncheon at TechEd . This keynote marked Bill’s last public speech before he made the switch...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 - Code focused development and Lab Management

    I have talked in the past few weeks about the various pillars and features of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Fx 4. Today, I want to drill into one of the pillars a little bit more. We want to make sure that Visual Studio is your favorite application to use – as part of “Inspiring Developer Delight...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark - Software for startups

    Startups have dramatically changed the industry over the past 30 years. Microsoft was a startup 33 years ago – started off with a vision, some ideas and a couple of great people and has grown to the company it is today. One challenge that these fledgling companies face is the resources to translate...
  • Blog Post: Announcements from PDC 2008

    PDC 2008 is incredibly exciting this year for the development community. If you are not attending the PDC, I encourage you to go check out the keynotes and sessions that are being made publicly available to watch online. Ray Ozzie’s keynote is one I would especially recommend. Today he announced...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring through Innovation - DevLabs

    I have blogged in the past on my views around innovation , and the effort that needs to go into such efforts. Some innovations take a very long time to get just right before we know that they will truly cause a shift in software development. Today we are launching DevLabs - a site dedicated to...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System 2010

    Last week I started to tell you about some of the functionality we are building for Visual Studio Team System 2010. I wanted to elaborate on that some here . I mentioned that only 20% of the code in most business applications is “new” code. That makes tracking down bugs in the majority of the application...
  • Blog Post: Team Dev = Team Dev + Team Data

    We recognize that developers are more and more doing a broader set of things. One of the pieces of feedback that we have heard from you is that you do this all the time - write database and front end code in addition to creating database tables. Based on the feedback that we have heard from a lot...
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