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    Better Together - VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005

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    You might have heard from Microsoft a fair bit about our efforts to make our products work better together . I strongly believe in this theme because it offers a key value proposition and differentiator that we can provide for our customers. Delivering...
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    Vibrant Partner Ecosystem

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    A core part of our strategy has always been to have a strong, healthy, vibrant partner ecosystem. That has always been our mantra for success. Together with our partners, we can bring to the market a compelling set of solutions, products, technologies...
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    From the land of DisneyWorld - VSLive!

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    Yesterday I delivered the opening keynote at the VSLive! conference in Orlando, Florida . At the keynote, I narrated an interesting incident that took place during one of our photo shoots for a Visual Studio ad campaign that we pulled together a couple...
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    Visual Studio Extensibility

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    Have you ever thought that Visual Studio would be even more incredible with this one additional feature? Why not add it yourself? It is probably easier to do it than you think. Visual Studio has a built-in mechanism for hosting custom “add-ins” to the...
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    Oh "My"

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    In the next few months, I plan to blog about some of the new features in Visual Studio 2005 that I really like. I hope that you get as excited about these cool features as I am. Let’s start with one of my favorites – the My namespace in Visual Basic 2005...
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    Longhorn

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    Earlier today, we announced a couple of decisions from Microsoft. I have heard a number of queries from developers about what this really means and wanted some clarification. In a nutshell, the decisions that we announced earlier today are: 1. We are...
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    .NET migration

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    I was fascinated to read some of the comments in response to my recent blog entry titled VB – yesterday, today and tomorrow . It is very exciting to see that Visual Basic .NET has such passionate supporters and that an equal number of people feel the...
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    Security - How we enable you to write secure code

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    A couple of weeks ago I hosted a meeting with a group of CxOs where I spoke about Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative and Microsoft’s commitment to security. I spoke at length about improvements in our internal efforts to build and release secure...
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    Security - an integral part of VS2005 product development

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    In the last few years, as you all know security has been absolutely top of mind and a key priority for us at Microsoft. You have heard us talk about Trustworthy Computing Initiative. You have heard us talk about how we have fundamentally changed our software...
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    The ISV Buddy Program - Access to "an insider" at Microsoft

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    If you are an ISV out there building on our greatest and latest platform and technologies, wouldn’t it be very nice to know an insider at Microsoft who can be your buddy – to answer any questions you might have, to help you get access to the...
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    VB - yesterday, today and tomorrow!

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    A couple of weeks ago, I was doing a couple of on-line chat sessions with our worldwide MVPs. This was the first time I was doing one of these sessions and going in I wasn’t sure how effective or productive such sessions would be. It was incredible...
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    Differences between Express products and the rest of the VS2005 family

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    When I posted my blog about all the exciting news that we announced at TechEd Europe from the Developer land at Microsoft, I got a lot of queries and comments from people wanting to know the differences between the Express products and the other products...
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    Last week before Visual Studio 2005 Beta1 ship

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    A lot of people have been asking me about getting an insight into what happens as part of developing a product at Microsoft, particularly around the end game of a release. Since we just finished shipping Visual Studio 2005 Beta1, I thought I would recount...
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    Students today - Leaders Tomorrow

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    I am writing this entry as I sit in my hotel room in Sao Paulo following the end of the Imagine Cup 2004 Tournament. I was here to do a keynote to kickoff the TechEd and PDC events in Brazil as well as to award the winners of the Imagine Cup 2004...
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    Exciting news from Amsterdam

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    Today is an exciting day for our customers worldwide, for the Developer Division at Microsoft and for me. As some of you are probably aware, TechEd Europe begins today, June 29 th 2004, in Amsterdam. We made a set of exciting announcements at this event...
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    Countdown to Sao Paulo

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    Right now, we are 446 hours away from the Imagine Cup announcement of the 2004 winners. This is the second annual Imagine Cup contest currently under way. For those of you who haven’t heard about this, Imagine Cup is a technology contest that provides...
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    To customize or not to customize?

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    Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk at the Microsoft VBA Technical Partner Summit. We basically hosted about 100+ Visual Basic for Application ISV partners (some on-site and some online who participated through Microsoft Live Meeting). Some...
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    Questions about .NET momentum

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    First of all, I want to thank the dozens of people (well-wishers) who sent me super encouraging mails welcoming me to the blogging world. I should confess that I was reasonably nervous about my first blog posting, but all the words of encouragement did...
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    "Hello, World"

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    As I am writing my first blog, I thought that the “hello world” title is apt because like many of the programmers around the world, one of my earlier attempts at programming back in the mid-eighties was writing a “hello world”...
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