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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates available now!

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    I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download . These releases ship with “Go Live” licenses, so you can get started today building and deploying production applications...
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    .NET 4.5 Improvements for Cloud and Server Applications

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    I’ve had multiple meetings recently with customers and press where the topic of .NET development has come up, particularly as it relates to the cloud and server. They’ve heard about the extensive work we’ve done with Visual Studio 11...
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    DevLabs: C++, Cloud Services, and You

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    I’m excited today to announce a new DevLabs project: Microsoft Codename “Casablanca” . You can learn more about the project and download the bits from the DevLabs site . I’ve previously discussed some of the major trends that...
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    Meeting Developers Where They Are

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    In my recent post on the “ The Road to Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 ,” I shared my thoughts on some key industry trends that have influenced our most recent wave of development tools. One such trend is represented by the order of...
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    Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta Available Now!

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    I am very happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta releases are now available for download . I previously blogged about some of the innovation that went into the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview releases at //BUILD/:...
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    The Road to Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta

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    Today, I’m excited to announce that Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta will be available in just a few days, on February 29th, 2012. These releases will be “go live,” meaning they will enable usage in production environments. ...
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    C++ AMP Open Specification

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    As an industry trend, advancement in heterogeneous hardware has progressed at a rapid pace. This in turn has fueled developer desire to target such hardware for accelerated computation, necessitating a significant step forward in programming models to...
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    Visual Studio 11 ALM Advances

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    Happy new year. Over the last several months since //BUILD/, I’ve published multiple blog posts outlining advancements made in Visual Studio 11, from languages to the .NET Framework to IDE productivity to platform-specific tooling . I’m...
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    Visual Studio 11 Platform Tooling Advances

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    Through my last several blog posts, I’ve highlighted some of the new features in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview released in September. All of these posts have concentrated on various advancements that span multiple application types: whether...
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    Visual Studio 11 IDE Advances

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    Over my last few posts, I’ve blogged about some of the advances we’ve made for the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview - improvements to programming languages that enable developers to better express their intents while building efficient solutions...
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    Visual Studio 11 .NET Advances

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    In my first post of this Visual Studio 11 series, I discussed some of the language-level innovation in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. In this second post, I’ll take a look at some of the improvements that have gone into the .NET Framework...
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    Roslyn CTP Now Available

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    In my last few blog posts, I’ve highlighted significant advancements our teams have made as part of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview released at //BUILD/, and I’ll continue that series in future posts. Today, however, I want to highlight...
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    Visual Studio 11 Programming Language Advances

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    At the BUILD conference in September, we unveiled developer previews of Visual Studio 11, Expression Blend 5, Team Foundation Server 11, and the .NET Framework 4.5. We’ve been working on these technologies in earnest since we shipped the previous...
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    Expression Blend for HTML

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    In my previous post , I highlighted how Windows Metro style apps can be developed utilizing the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills you already have. If your world is code, Visual Studio offers a great environment in which to write, edit, test, debug, and...
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    BUILDing the Future with Visual Studio

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    From students participating in the Imagine Cup, to the next hot start-up in Silicon Valley, to enterprises delivering modern efficiencies into mature businesses, developers today all have three things in common: they are transforming and improving society...
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    Python Tools for Visual Studio

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    Today, I’m excited to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS), which is now available for download from CodePlex. The Python ecosystem has been enjoying tremendous growth over the past few years, attracting all types of...
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    Visual Studio LightSwitch availability

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    Today, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is available for download for MSDN subscribers . Non-MSDN subscribers can get LightSwitch starting Thursday, July 28 th , or download a free trial today . LightSwitch, the newest member of our Visual...
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    Imagine Cup People's Choice

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    The Imagine Cup brings together students from all walks of life from around the world and tasks them with a big challenge: solve the world’s toughest problems through technology. I have been involved in the competition for all of its nine years...
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    Targeting Heterogeneity with C++ AMP and PPL

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    Previously, I blogged about key trends in software development starting with concurrency/parallelism, and indeed today multi-core systems are everywhere. You can target multi-core systems from many mainstream programming languages, and with Visual Studio...
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    Debugger Canvas on DevLabs

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    Today, we’re releasing Debugger Canvas on DevLabs . Debugger Canvas is a new user experience for stepping through code in the debugger in Visual Studio Ultimate. It displays the code of each of the methods you step into on a canvas with call...
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    BUILDing a bright future

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    Today, Steven Sinofsky and Julie Larson-Green announced that we’ll be starting a dialog with developers about the next generation of Windows, internally codenamed “Windows 8". We’re very excited to invite you to be a part of the conversation...
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    Outercurve Foundation: Partnering with the open source community

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    More than 18 months ago, Microsoft helped sponsor the creation of the Outercurve Foundation (previously known as the Codeplex Foundation) to contribute ideas and projects to the open source community. The goal was to work with you to exchange ideas and...
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    Bringing Windows Azure to more devices

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    More and more applications that are being built today touch the cloud in some way, shape or form. It could be as simple as consuming a service or some data that resides on the cloud. It could be writing parts of the app logic on the cloud. In a world...
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    Solver Foundation on DevLabs

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    Today we're adding Solver Foundation to DevLabs. Solver Foundation is a .NET library for mathematical programming, modeling, and optimization. Mathematical programming is all about decision making, and decision problems are everywhere: from supply...
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    Happy 1st Birthday, Visual Studio 2010!

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    Today marks the one year birthday of Visual Studio 2010! It seems not long ago that we had the world-wide launch celebrating the largest developer tool release from Microsoft in many years. I spoke then about the ability to target platforms like Windows...
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