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  • Somasegar's blog

    Visual C++ Futures

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    I have got a number of emails and comments from some of you recently wanting to know more about the future of Visual C++. The Visual C++ team has been looking at what they should in VC++ to ensure that the direction of the product aligns closely...
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    .NET Framework 3.0

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    When speaking to developers about WinFX one question that repeatedly comes up is, “WinFX sounds great, but what happens to .NET?” .NET Framework has becomes the most successful developer platform in the world. Developers know and love .NET. The .NET...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta and Visual Studio support for Vista

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    Today, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the beta of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. Based on your feedback, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer reports, MSDN Product Feedback...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

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    I am thrilled to announce that earlier today we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. Over the past few months, I have blogged about some incredible features that the team working on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 have built...
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    Visual Studio 2013 available for download

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    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...
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    Announcing: C# Edit and Continue support for Visual Studio 2005

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    A few weeks ago, I updated my blog by writing about Microsoft’s commitment to VB.Net . This posting generated a healthy discussion between C# & VB developers with both camps championing their favorite features. A nice feature for our VB customers...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

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    We finished the RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 in August 2012 and launched it in September. At that time, we committed to releasing new value into Visual Studio via a regular cadence of Visual Studio Updates, and in November 2012 we released our first...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 1 ships!

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    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...
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    New Offers for Visual Studio 2010

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    Last October, we announced a new packaging lineup and licensing options for Visual Studio 2010 to provide customers with simplified ways to purchase and license Visual Studio. The new lineup includes three main versions of Visual Studio with appropriate...
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    Listening to your feedback - Expression and MSDN

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    When we announced Expression Studio last December, we saw great excitement from both the design and development community – excitement that is clearly reflected in the hundreds of thousands of CTP and trial downloads we’ve already seen. Following the...
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    Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 shipped!

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    Earlier today, we shipped Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0! This is by far the best Visual Studio and .NET Framework release that we have ever done. I am very proud to be a part of the team that did a phenomenal job of delivering this fantastic...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

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    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...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

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    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...
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    C++ enhancements in VS 2010

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    As part of my series of blog posts talking about VS 2010 and .NET FX 4, I want to focus on the work we are doing for the native developer as part of Visual C++. In an earlier post , I mentioned how the Visual C++ team is investing heavily in enabling...
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    Expression Web 3

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    As the web continues to play an increasingly central role in terms of enabling people to create and deliver experiences and applications for consumers around the world, it is important to have a tool that is up to date with modern web standards and relevant...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

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    “Firsts” excite me. This excitement isn’t about competition with others, but rather about competition with ourselves and our past, about constantly working to better what we do and how we do it, and about the value we provide to developers...
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    F# - A Functional Programming Language

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    One of the important themes in programming languages over recent years has been a move to embrace ideas from functional programming . Language features such as lambda expressions in C# and generics in .NET 2.0 have roots in functional languages, and...
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    Nulls not missing anymore

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    In the past, I have talked about how your feedback is a critical part of us building the right product. Recently, we took a big DCR (Design Change Request) into Visual Studio 2005 that was in response to your feedback. This was a hard call, because it...
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    Announcing availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4

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    I am very excited to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 on April 12 th . This represents the biggest tools release from Microsoft in many years. To celebrate this with our customers and partners, we are holding...
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    Service Pack 1 for VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 released!

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    We released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 last November. The feedback has been tremendously positive, but developers always have new ideas and suggestions for how we can improve the development experience for them. Building on the...
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    Microsoft acquires SyntaxTree, creator of UnityVS plugin for Visual Studio

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    Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows to iOS, Android and the Web. Games are the most popular application type on every major mobile platform, and Windows...
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    Visual C++ Libraries update

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    Early in August, I blogged about our early thinking on Visual C++ post Orcas . The C++ team and I got a huge amount of great feedback on this. Thanks for the same. The team is looking at the feedback and finalizing plans for where we should be focusing...
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    World's youngest MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)

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    With every new generation, you see people achieving great successes and accomplishments at an earlier age than the previous generations. This is a natural part of evolution and also partly due to technological advances that enable people to access information...
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    Visual Studio "Orcas" and .NET FX 3.5 Beta1 shipped!

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    Today we signed off on the Beta 1 release for Visual Studio “Orcas” and .NET FX 3.5. I am very proud of what my team has accomplished and want to take this opportunity to thank them for the great work they have done – in terms of innovation, new...
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    Sharepoint tools support in Visual Studio

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    Today, developers can use Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 to develop solutions for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS). In addition to the features in VS 2005 and VS 2008, developers can also...
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