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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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    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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