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  • Somasegar's blog

    World-ready Visual Studio

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    Recently, I got asked by a number of people about what we do to enable our products to be world-ready. We had two areas of focus for globalization and localization support in Visual Studio 2005. The first area is what I refer to as “worldwide enabling...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate

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    Earlier today, we reached another very significant milestone for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0. At the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles , we made the first Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2005 available to attendees...
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    Microsoft Expression

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    Today we are announcing a new set of products under a new brand called Microsoft Expression. Microsoft Expression is a suite of tools targeted at creative professionals including Web designers, UI designers and graphic artists. At PDC 2005 , we will demo...
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    Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

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    Historically and industry-wide, programming and data have been two different islands. The development of data-enabled applications has presented developers with multiple challenges in the past decade. Developers have been asked to master multiple languages...
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    Leadership attributes

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    As part of Leadership Development efforts at Microsoft, I get an opportunity to chat with people about my leadership philosophy. Here are a couple of nuggets of information that I wanted to share broadly with you all. Sometimes we use the word leadership...
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    Infrastructure - key to success

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    On a recent trip to China , I had the opportunity to visit the Zhi Zhu software park in Shanghai . Construction started just a couple of years ago and companies have recently started moving into the park. However, I was very impressed with the infrastructure...
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    PDC 2005

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    Thank you for the overwhelming response to this year’s Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference . I personally get super excited about the PDC for two reasons – 1) it gives us a chance to show off some of the latest and greatest technologies that...
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    Visual Studio 2005 update

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    We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been releasing Community Technology Previews regularly since Beta 2 and will have one...
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    C++ Libraries

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    I recently got a chance to meet with a number of developers and some MVPs in my trip to the Far East . One of the questions that people asked me was related to Visual C++ and support for libraries in the .NET world. One of the key goals of Visual C++...
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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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    Women in Computer Science

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    A couple of months ago, Bill Gates joined Rick Rashid, senior Vice President, Microsoft Research and Maria Klawe, dean of engineering and applied science, Princeton University on stage at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Reading through the transcript...
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    Universal Language

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    What is the universal language, if any? Humanity, kindness, love, etc. comes to mind as a potential answer for this question. This is what I would have answered until yesterday. Today, I am here in the beautiful city of Yokohoma , Japan to participate...
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    Imagine Cup 2005 Finals

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    This week the Imagine Cup 2005 Worldwide Finals are taking place in Japan . Those who read my blog know how excited I get about the innovative projects participating students have dreamed up this year. I could go on for pages about the power of software...
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    Long live C++

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    In an interview at the April 2005 ACCU Conference, Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++ said that it is a misconception that C++ will be taken over by newer languages. I am sure the 3+ million C++ programmers around the world would concur with that....
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    Devices support in VS 2005

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    One of the advantages of self-hosting (we often call it internally as dog-fooding) is to get a chance to play with the latest and greatest. Along those lines, the Visual Studio for Devices team gave me a new smartphone yesterday. I was playing around...
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    More on Arfa...

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    I blogged the other day about Arfa, who became a MCP when she was just 9 years old. Todd Bishop with the Seattle PI wrote a very interesting article that profiles Arfa which got published yesterday. Alongside the article, Todd also put up audio...
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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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    "SAI" - 3 basic principles

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    I recently invited a bunch of people to participate in a brain-storming session for one of our new products. To make the session productive, I started off by listing a few guiding principles because I strongly believe that having the right principles...
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    Distributed Development

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    The world is becoming a smaller place every day. With economic globalization, geographic distances in the business world are becoming more and more irrelevant, particularly if you think about the information world. Gone are the days when developers...
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    Turning ideas into reality

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    At Microsoft, we have a research organization focused on different aspects of computer science that we call MSR (Microsoft Research) . We started this effort back in 1991 and in my opinion, our research group has done a fantastic job of balancing the...
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    My latest work of "art"

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    I consider myself an amateur photographer. I have always been excited about taking panoramic pictures, but never wanted to invest in a super high end camera that enables me to do that. The “image stitching” feature in Acrylic is a boon for amateurs like...
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    Visual Studio 2005 June CTP

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    Earlier today, we put out the June 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Visual Studio 2005. This CTP consists of Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite and Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. As usual...
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    MFC

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    I have recently been getting some questions about MFC - particularly in terms of what is new w/MFC in Visual Studio 2005 and our future plans. The team posted some information on the C++ developer center in MSDN. Click here for more information on this...
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    Acrylic - for Professional Designers

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    I’m really excited to tell you that today we’re making available a beta of “ Acrylic ” - the codename for a new graphics product for professional designers. A little while ago, Microsoft acquired Creature House, makers of creative design toolset Creature...
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    XML Tools in VS 2005

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    This year, we moved closer to greater interoperability with Microsoft Office documents with the announcement of the Microsoft Office XML. As Bill Gates outlined in his latest executive email , this will usher in a new generation of productivity software...
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