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  • Somasegar's blog

    Integrating business systems with Office and SharePoint

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    I have blogged in the past about Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) being part of Visual Studio 2008 Professional so that all developers who use VS Pro can use these tools to target Office as a smart client application platform. Most large scale...
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    MSDN Code Gallery - snippets, samples and resources

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    Providing our customers with best in class development tools is only one piece of what we need to do to help them be successful or, in some cases, even get started . One of the most requested things we have heard is that developers want snippets, samples...
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    Nurturing Incubations

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    One of the things that I think about often is how do I cultivate a culture in my team that encourages, empowers and rewards/recognizes incubation efforts. Any technology innovation in its infancy, or early stage R&D work for something that is not...
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    Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Beta

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    A couple of months ago, I bl ogged about our plans to invest in native libraries . Today, we are taking the next step forward in that journey. I am pleased to announce the beta version of the Visua l C++ 2008 Feature Pack is now available for download...
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    2008 Olympics brought to you by Silverlight

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    On 8-8-08 the 2008 Summer Olympic Games will officially kick off in Beijing, China. This event always amazes me in its unique ability to bring together people from all walks of life across the world. It is a great opportunity to see some extraordinary...
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    A great way to begin the new year!

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    One of my favorite things that we released in 2007 was Popfly . It is exciting for me to see people, especially those who are not typically software developers, creating web experiences. I have blogged about Popfly before, but I wanted to update...
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    It is great people that make us successful!

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    As we near the end of 2007, I was reflecting back and realizing that this year has been an amazing one for us in Developer Division at Microsoft. We delivered a number of innovations, technologies and products to you. We have released the first version...
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    Visual Studio and SQL Server 2008

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    With the release of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 we delivered significant new improvements to make developers more productive when working with data stored in SQL Server. With Visual Studio 2008 and the upcoming version of SQL Server 2008...
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    MSDN Online Community Content turns 1!

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    Exactly one year ago today, I announced the broad customer availability of the Community Content feature in the MSDN Online Library . This feature allows developers to contribute code and content in a wiki environment alongside the official online documentation...
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    Helping customers be successful

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    As much as it is exciting to ship new technologies and products to our customers, it is even more exciting to see customer be successful with our products in their environments. As you know, a couple of weeks ago we released to manufacturing Visual...
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    Designers and Developers working together

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    I have talked in the past about the opportunity and the importance of developers and designers need ing to work together seamlessly to build and deliver the next generation user experiences. Earlier this year, we released Expression Blend that is...
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    Quick update on Silverlight

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    It has been a fun month for us so far. Earlier this month we RTM’ed Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. Earlier this week we released an update to the Silverlight Add-in for Visual Studio 2008. This last release is a critical link to...
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    Parallel Extensions to the .NET FX CTP

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    The shift to multi- and many-core processors that is currently underway presents an exciting opportunity for everyone in the software industry. With an expected increase of 10 to 100 times today’s compute processing power, the opportunities to deliver...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

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    I am thrilled to announce that earlier today we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5. Over the past few months, I have blogged about some incredible features that the team working on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 have built...
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    Visual C++ Libraries update

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    Early in August, I blogged about our early thinking on Visual C++ post Orcas . The C++ team and I got a huge amount of great feedback on this. Thanks for the same. The team is looking at the feedback and finalizing plans for where we should be focusing...
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    TechEd Developer in Europe

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    I got a chance to attend and speak at TechEd Developer this year in Barcelona. The TechEd developer event is happening this week followed by the TechEd IT Forum next week. Last night I went to a local restaurant “MOO” with some colleagues. It was...
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    Red vs. Blue

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    I have always had a fascination for films. Sometimes, I wonder if my joining the software industry is the film industry’s loss… Occasionally, I do dabble in a little bit of acting and recently I got a chance to do a Red vs. Blue episode that you...
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    Popfly beta

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    I have previously blogged about Popfly and even showed a video on how my daughter Sahana, an avid Facebook user, could personalize her Web experience with Popfly and Silverlight without writing any code. Popfly is the first of a new generation of...
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    F# - A Functional Programming Language

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    One of the important themes in programming languages over recent years has been a move to embrace ideas from functional programming . Language features such as lambda expressions in C# and generics in .NET 2.0 have roots in functional languages, and...
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    VS 2008 - Integrated SQL Express publishing for web developers

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    Since 2005, SQL Server Express has shipped with both Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express. SQL Server Express enables rapid development of web applications by providing an integrated database that is very easy to use. One of the challenges...
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    VC++ Performance Improvements in VS 2008

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    A couple of weeks a go I blogged about the performance improvements in Visual Studio 2008. In response to that, several of you asked me for more information on how these types of enhancements had been incorporated into Visual C++. Though the...
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    Code Analysis Features in VS 2008

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    In Visual Studio 2005, we integrated a couple of internal static analysis tools - FxCop and PREfast into the product under the names Managed Code Analysis and C/C++ Code Analysis . This helped customers write secure and quality code for managed and native...
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    .NET FX Libraries Source Code

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    One of the longstanding requests we frequently hear from our customers is to have the ability to download and browse through the .NET Framework Libraries to help them debug projects. We have listened to that feedback and today I am happy to announce...
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    VS 2008 Performance Improvements

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    In the VS 2008, we have made some good strides in improving performance for some of the common scenarios that developers care about. We set explicit performance goals both for new product features and for improving the performance of existing features...
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    Windows Server 2008 RC0 released today

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    Today we released Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 which includes Internet Information Services 7.0. This is a huge step forward for IIS and we already have over 1,200 customers who have signed up for the IIS7 Beta 2 go live license and fourteen...
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