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    New Offers for Visual Studio 2010

    Last October, we announced a new packaging lineup and licensing options for Visual Studio 2010 to provide customers with simplified ways to purchase and license Visual Studio. The new lineup includes three main versions of Visual Studio with appropriate...
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    Key Software Development Trends

    More than ever before, today’s developers are open to considering and using multiple technologies to enable them to build solutions smoothly and deliver them to their customers quickly. There are an increasing number of choices available for developers...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate now available

    Today, we are making available the Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 to all MSDN subscribers. The RC will be made available to the world on Wednesday, February 10th. The RC includes a go-live license for people who want...
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    Entity Framework in .NET 4

    The Entity Framework in .NET 4 has a lot of new features and enhancements. We got a lot of great feedback from you on the initial release of the Entity Framework (EF). Let’s take a look at some of the things coming in new with Entity Framework 4. Foreign...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta period extended

    In October, we shipped Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. Since then, we have received a lot of helpful, constructive feedback from you all. Thank you. A lot of you have given us very positive feedback on the new capabilities of...
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    Building setup and deployment packages in VS 2010

    Developing and refining your code is an important part of building your application. Once it’s built, you need to deploy that before your customers can start seeing the benefits of using the application. For many applications, the most reliable way to...
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    Creating extensions for VS 2010

    While Visual Studio has a wealth of functionality built in, one of the keys to any modern platform is extensibility. A main focus for us in Visual Studio 2010 has been to improve not only our API's, but also the general ecosystem that surrounds extension...
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    Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx)

    I’m pleased to announce a preview of the Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) on MSDN DevLabs. Using Rx, programmers can write succinct declarative code to orchestrate and coordinate asynchronous and event-based programs based on familiar .NET idioms...
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    Building Applications for Windows Azure

    Building your application or service for the cloud lets you focus on building the right software using the skills you already have while someone else handles the details of infrastructure, hardware, and service management. Windows Azure , Microsoft...
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    Teamprise: Enabling TFS collaboration across heterogeneous platforms

    Development teams and organizations often have many different platforms and development environments, and interoperability between those heterogeneous environments is a major collaboration challenge. Teamprise ’s Client Suite addresses those interoperability...
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    Developing for the web using VS 2010 and .NET 4

    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 are packed with new features and enhancements designed to improve developer productivity. Some are small changes and others are more significant. Altogether they deliver a significant gain in productivity. More and more...
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    Spec Explorer: A Model-Based Testing tool

    Thorough, consistent, and extensible testing of systems remains one of the biggest challenges in creating and maintaining software systems. The Spec Explorer tool released today on DevLabs tackles that problem using Model-Based Testing techniques....
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    Come meet the new MSDN

    The MSDN Global Network is re-launching with a new design and new benefits for all MSDN subscribers. MSDN subscriptions are the ultimate resource that give developers, teams, and organizations comprehensive access to Microsoft tools and technologies...
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    Announcing Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 2

    I am pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2. MSDN subscribers can download Beta 2 today. The beta will be available to the rest of the world on Wednesday. Visual Studio 2010 has made significant enhancements...
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    F# in VS2010

    With Visual Studio, we strive to give your organization the tools to tackle a broad range of software problems with the interoperability and efficiency that you need and have come to expect from software based on the .NET Framework. As part of this...
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    Making your application sparkle with Windows 7

    The launch of Windows 7 is just around the corner. Whether you prefer managed or unmanaged development, you can take advantage of Windows 7 features with new APIs and libraries to make your application shine. Multi-Touch Touch-based interfaces...
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    Walking down memory lane...

    Sometimes, we get caught up in what we are currently doing, the day-to-day stuff, the impending deadlines and the like. Once in a while, it is good to take a step back and reflect upon the jounrey - the why, the what, the how and the where. Recently...
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    Announcing WebsiteSpark

    The web has dramatically changed the software industry over the past 15 years. Today it’s hard to imagine business without the web. Nearly all businesses have or are creating a presence on the web to promote or sell their products and services, find new...
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    Doloto on DevLabs

    AJAX web applications bring a variety of rich user experiences to the web, but often those experiences require downloading a lot of code. The result is applications that are frustratingly slow to load and taxing to web servers. Today we are announcing...
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    Architecture Tools in VSTS 2010

    Designing new functionality on existing applications can be daunting. There are always differences between the original design and the current implementation. The new Architecture tools within Visual Studio Team System 2010 help you understand the...
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    VB and C# enhancements in VS 2010

    Choosing a programming language is a personal choice that each programmer gets to make. It is akin to choosing a flavor of ice cream - there are many great options out there, but your favorite flavor is a matter of personal preference. In Visual...
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    Debugging, Profiling and Analyzing Parallel Applications

    Any time a programming model is introduced, developers need robust tooling support for learning, writing, debugging and optimizing their code to make use of it. This is particularly true for parallel programming, which adds a set of new variables to the...
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    From zero to a complete web application in minutes

    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

    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

    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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