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    Visual Studio 2010 - Code focused development and Lab Management

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    I have talked in the past few weeks about the various pillars and features of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Fx 4. Today, I want to drill into one of the pillars a little bit more. We want to make sure that Visual Studio is your favorite application...
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    BizSpark - Software for startups

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    Startups have dramatically changed the industry over the past 30 years. Microsoft was a startup 33 years ago – started off with a vision, some ideas and a couple of great people and has grown to the company it is today. One challenge that these...
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    Application Architecture Guide 2.0

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    I have blogged over time about various guidance material that we have released out of our Patterns and Practices team for customers. It is something that our customers ask us for and I like how it draws upon Microsoft's internal experience in application...
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    Announcements from PDC 2008

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    PDC 2008 is incredibly exciting this year for the development community. If you are not attending the PDC, I encourage you to go check out the keynotes and sessions that are being made publicly available to watch online. Ray Ozzie’s keynote...
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    Inspiring through Innovation - DevLabs

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    I have blogged in the past on my views around innovation , and the effort that needs to go into such efforts. Some innovations take a very long time to get just right before we know that they will truly cause a shift in software development. Today...
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    Silverlight Tools support w/Expression Blend 2 SP1

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    Yesterday we announced the Silverlight 2 release. I’m excited to also announce the release of the Silverlight 2 platform support that was previously enabled via Expression Blend 2.5 June 2008 Preview. It is now available to all Expression Blend 2 users...
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    Silverlight 2 released!

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    Today, we are announcing the availability of Silverlight 2, the most comprehensive technology for creating and delivering .NET-based rich Web experiences. Silverlight is a game-changing technology in a fast-paced world of the pervasive Web. Many...
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    Visual Studio Team System 2010

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    Last week I started to tell you about some of the functionality we are building for Visual Studio Team System 2010. I wanted to elaborate on that some here . I mentioned that only 20% of the code in most business applications is “new” code. That makes...
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    Team Dev = Team Dev + Team Data

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    We recognize that developers are more and more doing a broader set of things. One of the pieces of feedback that we have heard from you is that you do this all the time - write database and front end code in addition to creating database tables. ...
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    What's next for Visual Studio and .NET FX?

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    It has been about 10 months since we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5. The team has been working on a couple of things since then – we shipped SP1 for both VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 earlier this Summer. In parallel, we have been planning for the...
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    Visual Studio Extensibility

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    I believe strongly in our partner strategy. In other words, I think we are in the business of building a great developer tools platform and a set of tools. I fully expect our partners to build additional tools on our platform so that between what our...
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    Social Bookmarking Platform Released

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    Earlier this year, I pointed you to a preview of a social bookmarking application . This week we released v 1.0 of social bookmarking for MSDN , TechNet , and Expression enabling technical professionals to easily share their web favorites, find and connect...
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    F# September 2008 CTP Released

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    Last October, I blogged about our increased investment in the F# programming language . Functional programming has been an increasingly important trend in programming languages over the recent years. F#, a functional programming language for the .NET...
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    .NET Rocks!

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    I like to take the chance to talk directly to the development community as often as I can. I commonly use outlets such as this blog, but sometimes I get the opportunity to speak out loud instead of through my keyboard via sites like Channel9 or .NET Rocks...
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    Olympics like you've never seen them before!

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    This past week has been a lot of fun to watch some amazing athletes compete in the 2008 Olympics games. I’ve especially enjoyed watching Michael Phelps as he has become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all times. Phelps has six gold medals...
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    Service Pack 1 for VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 released!

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    We released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 last November. The feedback has been tremendously positive, but developers always have new ideas and suggestions for how we can improve the development experience for them. Building on the...
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    Win your own Olympic medals with Popfly

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    As the 2008 Olympic Games officially kick off today – actually yesterday if you are in China – I am feeling a little jealous of those that are sitting in the front row to watch these amazing athletes do what they do best. However because of technology...
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    CodePlex celebrates its 2nd birthday!

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    It seems like only recently, but is has been two years since we launched CodePlex . We launched this in Summer 2006 as Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Our goal was, and continues to be, to provide developers with the ability to collaborate...
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    Team Foundation Server - plays well with others...

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    Team Foundation Server (TFS) has become widely popular both within our Visual Studio suite of tools and in integrating from both client and server side scenarios. Given that most of the world lives and runs an heterogeneous environment, we know...
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    Composite Application Guidance for WPF

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    We try to regularly update our guidance library with content we have developed to meet the demands of architects and application developers seeking guidance on how to apply Microsoft’s array of products and technologies to common application development...
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    Imagine Cup showcases students' passion and creativity

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    Every year I look forward to be at the Imagine Cup Finals. It is a remarkable opportunity for me to see the innovative things that these young students (students today and business/technology leaders tomorrow) have developed and their passion for...
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    June 27th, 2008

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    Today is an interesting day - at least for those of us at Microsoft. As the world knows, today is the last day for Bill Gates as a full-time employee of Microsoft. I wanted to share some of my thoughts and reflections as we go through today...
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    How vulnerable are software applications?

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    In a June 2007 report , the U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) described cybercrime as “having significant economic impacts and a threat to U.S. national security interests” and referenced a 2005 FBI survey estimating that U.S. businesses lost...
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    ¡Bienvenido!

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    It is fascinating and exciting to see software development growing rapidly in all the geographies around the world. In the last year, I have been fortunate enough to have people (within Microsoft and in the community) translating my blogs in Chinese and...
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    Inspirational session with Bill and community leaders

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    Earlier this week I was in Orlando, Florida for TechEd 2008. I was able to participate in a few events that were quite memorable for me. The first was participating in the keynote with Bill Gates, the very first Microsoft employee and developer...
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