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    Expression Web

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    Earlier today, the team signed off on Beta1 for Expression Web (formerly known as Expression Web Designer) which provides you with a rich set of tools to build high quality, standards-based web sites. You can download this beta from Expression Web...
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    Translation Wiki

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    One of our goals is to expand the availability of relevant technical content to a wider, global audience of developers. The MSDN Wiki team ( I blogged about their beta release in June) recently added a section to their site that provides a huge...
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    Application Extensibility

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    By providing extensions to your application functionality and in turn allowing 3rd party developers to consume your public API's, you create an ecosystem that developers love and more importantly creates value to the customer/consumer. As a platform company...
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    An afternoon w/Lena Tamizhvanan

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    Those of you who are from South India, particularly from the State of Tamil Nadu, will probably know of Mr. Tamizhvanan, who founded the Kalkandu magazine and was a prolific writer in his days. I got a chance to spend a couple of hours with his son, Mr...
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    Light up your applications on Windows Vista

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    As I promised a few blog entries ago, I’m going to be blogging regularly on new developer technologies that are coming as a part of Windows Vista. Today, I want to start off by answering one question that I often get asked by developers - how can they...
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    VS .NET 2003 SP1 is available!

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    Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 (VS .NET 2003 SP1). For those of you unaware of the Service Pack process, the goal is to make sure that we capture and address issues with the released product and...
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    Imagine Cup 2007

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    At the end of the Imagine Cup 2006 Finals today, we announced that the next year's Imagine Cup Finals will be held in Korea. The theme for the next year's Imagine Cup event is "Imagine a world where technology enables education for all". It sounds...
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    Technology to enable us lead healthier lives

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    This is the theme for the Imagine Cup 2006 - Imagine a world where technology enables us to lead healthier lives. I am sitting here currently in one of the final sessions where the final 6 teams from around the world in the Software Design category...
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    Windows Vista developer story

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    Over the course of Microsoft’s history, there have been a few seminal events that enable a whole new generation of applications such as the launch of Windows 95 and the advent of the .NET Framework. With the impending release of Windows Vista and the...
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    IronPython 1.0 Release Candidate

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    One of the great features of the .NET framework is the Common Language Infrastructure ( CLI ). The CLI provides a common foundation for a wide variety of programming languages. IronPython is a project that implements the dynamic object-oriented...
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    Alleviate poverty - one family at a time!

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    Last night I got a chance to spend a couple of hours with Mike Murray – who is an ex-VP from Microsoft and a good friend. Over the last several years Mike has co-founded and is the Chairman of the Board for Unitus – a non-profit organization that is focused...
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    Educating one kid at a time...

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    There are a lot of different ways that people talk about doing things one step at a time – building a cathedral one brick at a time, embarking on a 1000-mile journey one step at a time, etc. I recently came across (more like read since I haven’t...
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    CodePlex

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    Last month, we launched CodePlex - an extension of our Shared Source Initiative that provides a community portal for developers to actively participate in collaborative development projects. CodePlex is the first web-based instance of Team Foundation...
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    A lesson from birds

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    I spent a day with the leaders in my division recently at an off-site. The focus of that day was not about technology but rather excellence in leadership and how we work together as an effective leadership team. One of the anecdotes that I mentioned there...
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    LINQ and ADO.NET innovations

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    Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) is a breakthrough technology that eliminates the impedance mismatch among different data domains. With LINQ, developers do not need to learn separate query syntaxes when querying over diverse data domains such as XML,...
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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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    MSDN Wiki Beta

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    I have always thought that the bulk of the information for any of our product is generated by the community and customers. Unfortunately, there isn’t any easy way to share the large amounts of valuable information (golden nuggets of information) with...
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    Visual Studio Team Edition for DB Professionals

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    Historically, we have always been focused on improving the individual developer productivity with every release of VS. When we introduced Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) as part of Visual Studio 2005 late last year, we expanded our focus to significantly...
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    Shared Source projects from Developer Division

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    I am a big fan of working with the community in a collaborative way. We have been making some good steps forward in this regard in the last couple of years and last week, we took another step forward in this journey. We released several new Shared...
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    An interesting quote

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    Of late, I have been fascinated by quotes and here is one that I came across recently that I really liked. " It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude." - Zig Ziglar Namaste!
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    "Orcas" .NET Framework compatibility

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    As you know, work is currently underway in my group for the next version of Visual Studio which we call internally as “Orcas”. Visual Studio “Orcas” is designed to enable customers to rapidly create connected applications on the latest platforms...
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    Expression Web Designer - 1st CTP available now

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    It’s amazing to see all the excitement and innovation happening in the world of developing rich Web applications. The Expression team has reached an important milestone in this context and has delivered the first Community Technology Preview of Expression...
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    Summer internship

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    As spring gets underway in full form, as the school season is getting over and as the kids start their summer break, as we see more glorious weather in Seattle , one very interesting thing that I personally look forward to is the start of the summer internship...
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    May LINQ CTP available now!

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    A key part of what we do in Developer Division is to deliver tools and resources that help developers be highly productive. In that context, I am very excited to have the next LINQ (.NET Language Integrated Query) CTP available for you to download . ...
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    Security Code Samples

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    Security continues to be at the fore front of every application developer’s mind. I constantly get asked by our customers for more information and help (tools, code samples, prescriptive guidance) around building high-secure applications and services...
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