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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio "14" CTP Now Available

    As announced today by Soma , we've just released the first CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the next version of Visual Studio. This is doubly-exciting as this is the first public release of a version of Visual Studio powered by "Roslyn" by default. At BUILD we released the "Roslyn" End User Preview...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: "The Future of Visual Basic and C#" Video Now Available Online!

    If you didn't get a change to make it to TechEd this year, fret not, we got it all on video for your viewing pleasure . Join Principal Program Managers Dustin Campbell and Mads Torgersen as they give you the inside scoop on the future of VB and C#. You'll learn about: What "Roslyn" is...
  • Blog Post: Help make Edit and Continue better!

    UPDATE 2014-05-20: We've received enough responses and the survey is now closed. Thanks everyone! Hey VB developers! Do you get tired of seeing this box (I know I do)? Tell us about it! The Visual Studio team would like your anonymous feedback on improving Edit and Continue (E&C) when...
  • Blog Post: *New* video series on Windows Store App development using Visual Basic on Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Hey VB hackers, Microsoft Virtual Academy recently published a six-part series all about building modern apps for the Windows Store using your favorite language and staring Visual Basic MVP Bill Burrows and yours truly :) Microsoft Virtual Academy is a free service available to anyone to sharpen...
  • Blog Post: QuickVB Goes Open Source!

    Yesterday we published a copy of a fun “Roslyn”-powered retro editor for Visual Basic called QuickVB in honor of the 50th birthday of BASIC . We thought this was a neat application to showcase our love of BASIC but since then we’ve realized that it’s also a great example of how...
  • Blog Post: Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC!

    UPDATE: QuickVB is now open source! The Visual Basic team joins Dartmouth and developers worldwide whose lives have been touched by this amazing language in wishing Dartmouth BASIC (and indeed the whole BASIC family of languages ) a very happy 50th birthday (and many more) today! So many of us...
  • Blog Post: Roslyn September 2012 CTP Available for Download!

    VB Enthusiasts, Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported by this CTP. ...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

    Hey, fellow VBs, Today, we're excited to announce that the Roslyn June 2012 CTP is now available for download ! Since the first public release of Roslyn , we’ve been hard at work implementing new language features , addressing top customer feedback from the October CTP , iterating on our...
  • Blog Post: Halloween: VB Style!

    Imagine this. It’s Halloween. You’ve got a costume party to go to at 7 but there’s one small hiccup – you’ve got no costume. As a VB programmer you’re used to coming up with nick-of-time solutions to all manner of complex business problems but all your coding skills...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft "Roslyn" CTP

    (Begin dramatic movie trailer music, slow PowerPoint slide show with cliché sound effects) October 2006 –VB Architect-emeritus Paul Vick responds via his blog to question by some completely random VB customer named Anthony about bootstrapping the VB compiler (rewriting it in VB), admits...
  • Blog Post: Happy 20th Birthday Visual Basic!

    Twenty years ago , May 20 th , 1991 at Windows World, in Atlanta, Microsoft founder Bill Gates demoed Visual Basic 1.0 . Twenty years later, the 10 th version of this latest in an unbroken line of Microsoft BASIC languages stretching back to Microsoft’s founding is still going strong. When you...
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