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    From zero to a complete web application in minutes

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    Building a web application from scratch can seem like a daunting task. You may have a good idea of what you would like your website to do, but deciding on the best technology to build your application, finding reusable code samples, and designing your...
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    STM.NET on DevLabs

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    Today we made available STM.NET on MSDN DevLabs . STM.NET is an experimental enhanced version of .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 that enables software transactional memory for C# programmers. Transactional memory is a technology that frees developers from...
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    Silverlight 3

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    Yesterday, I announced the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend. Some of Silverlight 3’s new features and improvements include support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, H.264/AAC/MP4...
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    Launching Silverlight 3 and Expression 3!

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    I’m happy to announce the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow today. In addition, the full family of Expression 3 products will be available within thirty days. With version 3, Silverlight...
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    An evening at the Giza Pyramids - Imagine Cup '09

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    I spent the evening earlier today in the Imagine Cup ’09 Finals event. It was a great experience to hold the Imagine Cup Awards ceremony at the foot of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo – one of the most ancient sites of engineering history. Think of the...
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    Microsoft BizSpark: Serving 15,000 startups and counting!

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    Eight months ago, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft BizSpark, a program that helps early-stage startups succeed by providing Microsoft software, support and visibility at no upfront cost. Today, I am pleased to announce that more...
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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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    MSDN - Where Developers Come First

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    When developers want to learn how to build software on Microsoft platforms, finding content and connecting with others should be easy. Microsoft Developer Network offers Help documentation, articles, blog posts, videos, and forums to more than 20 million...
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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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    Building Parallel Applications using Axum

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    Earlier today, we made available on MSDN DevLabs a .NET language for building parallel applications – Axum. Axum enables developers to easily build scalable and reliable applications for multi-core and many-core scenarios using the power and...
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    VS2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions

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    Today, the team released Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions - a new power tool to measure the performance of the portions of web applications that execute JavaScript inside the web browser. The AJAX Profiling Extensions provide...
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    Prototyping with SketchFlow

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    Recently, we introduced a new set of tools that add on to Expression Blend 3 that are designed to address the early stages of design. With SketchFlow, you can a) sketch out ideas b) turn those ideas into working prototypes that are as rough...
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    Expression Blend 3 Preview

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    Building compelling and usable UI should be easy and fun. We all can point to our favorite products (either the ones we build or the ones we use) and think about how much better it would be if the UI was simple, intuitive and easy to use. Whether...
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    Delivering ongoing value

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    It has been a little over a year since we shipped VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5. Since then the team has been heads-down focused on the next version of our product line with VS 2010, VSTS 2010 and .NET FX 4.0. In addition, we have been working on a number...
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    MIX '09 - The next big milestone for web developers and designers

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    This morning, we kicked off MIX 09 in Las Vegas and announced the release of a number of technologies including Silverlight 3 beta, Expression Blend 3 Preview and the SuperPreview feature in Expression Web. This powerful set of technologies enables...
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    Interoperability - Eclipse Tools for Silverlight

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    You have heard us talk about our commitment to interoperability in the past. Today, I’m excited to tell you about new support for Silverlight in Eclipse. Microsoft funded a project by Soyatec , a France-based IT solutions provider and Eclipse Foundation...
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    DevLabs: Code Contracts for .NET

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    In October of last year, I blogged about Dev Labs - a site dedicated to software innovations for the developer community. Today, Dev Labs released a new innovation that our Microsoft Research organization has been working on: Code Contracts for .NET ...
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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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    Silverlight Toolkit

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    Last November we introduced the Silverlight Toolkit, an open source project designed to provide additional Silverlight controls and functionality between versions of Silverlight. Since then, we have received significant positive feedback and have already...
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    Office client developer enhancements with VS 2010

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    At the Office Developer Conference last year Bill Gates remarked , “If you look at the success of our software or any software, this emphasis on it being a platform, reaching out to developers, having great tools has been the key to its success.” ...
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    Reminiscing 2008...

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    With the year almost coming to an end, I was looking back at some of the remarkable events this past year. One of the fondest memories I have of this year, although with mixed feelings, is Bill Gate’s keynote and luncheon at TechEd . This keynote marked...
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    Code Focused Development in VS 2010

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    In a blog post in November , I mentioned a feature called “Quick Search” - one of the code focused features of Visual Studio 2010. We have been lagging behind some in this area in the past and we wanted to focus on this as a key pillar for Visual Studio...
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    Lab Management in VSTS 2010

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    One of the components of Visual Studio Team System 2010 is Lab Management. We first talked about this at the most recent PDC and we have seen quite a bit of excitement from our customers on this. It is obvious that developers and testers are faced with...
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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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    .NET FX 4

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    As a part of the conversation on the VS2010 and .NET FX 4 pillars, I thought I would focus today on the .NET platform. With .NET FX 4, we are focusing on empowering innovative user experiences in applications, allowing for re-invigorating large...
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