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    Creating extensions for VS 2010

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    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)

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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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