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  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

    I’m back with Spotty Bowles , a tester on the VB compiler team, shows us the ins and outs of how multi-targeting works in Visual Basic projects in Visual Studio 2010 in this Channel 9 interview: Channel 9 Interview: Multi-Targeting Deep Dive with Visual Basic 2010 What's tricky in Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Array and Collection Initializers in Visual Basic 2010 (Beth Massi, Spotty Bowles)

    I’ve written about collection initializers on my blog before , but I thought I’d catch up with the VB Team to tell me more about how they really work. In this interview Spotty Bowles, a tester on the VB Compiler team, shows us a couple of new language features: Array and Collection Initializers. He gives...
  • Blog Post: New Learning Resources on the Visual Basic Developer Center (Beth Massi)

    Today we revamped some of the Visual Basic Developer Center Learn pages with more content that allows you to pivot on more fine-grained topics and tasks related to Visual Basic programming. We’ve started with the Introductory Topics and Language Syntax pages. To get there, head to http://msdn.com/vbasic...
  • Blog Post: How We Do It: Building the Visual Studio Product Line (Beth Massi, Matt Gertz)

    Ever wonder how we build Visual Studio and the .NET Framework? I mean literally. You know, the build process that spits out a product at the other end?  Well I sure did and it's not just hitting F5 people ;-). In this interview I sit down with Matt Gertz, frequent VB blogger and also the guy in...
  • Blog Post: CodeCast Episode 20: Biz Apps Team and VB with Beth Massi (Lisa Feigenbaum, Beth Massi)

    Code Cast Episode 20: Interview with Beth Massi This show's interview is Ken interviewing Beth Massi, Microsoft, program manager on Microsoft’s BizApps team in the VS group. Beth discusses her work over the past two years at Microsoft on the VB team and now on the BizApps team, and chats about...
  • Blog Post: .NET Rocks! with Beth Massi on the Open XML SDK and XML Literals (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    Beth Massi shot a couple of great episodes last month on dnrTV! If you are interested in learning more about the Open XML SDK, and how to easily access it using VB.NET XML Literals, be sure to check them out. dnrTV Show #137: Beth Massi on the Open XML SDK Our good friend Beth Massi returns to dnrTV...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: No More Underscores in Visual Basic 10 (Beth Massi, Tyler Whitney)

    I just posted a new Channel 9 interview . This time it's with Tyler Whitney , a developer on the Visual Basic compiler team. Here he demonstrates how line termination has changed in the Visual Basic 10 compiler making underscores unnecessary as line continuation indicators. This makes your code more...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: WPF Improvements in VS2010 for Business Apps (Beth Massi, Milind Lele)

    Today I posted a new interview on Channel 9 on WPF Improvements in Visual Studio 2010 for Building Business Apps . At the MVP Summit a few weeks ago, Italian MVP Alessandro del Sole was so excited about the new WPF features in Visual Studio 2010 that he asked me if he could interview Milind Lele himself...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: Using the Touchless SDK with Visual Basic (Beth Massi, Lucian Wischik)

    Today I posted a new interview on Channel 9 on using the Touchless SDK. The Touchless SDK enables developers to create multi-touch based applications using a webcam for input. "Touch without touching." It's actually pretty cool! In this interview I meet up with Touchless SDK creator, Mike Wasserman...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: ASP.NET MVC using Visual Basic XML Literals (Beth Massi)

    Today I posted an interview on Channel 9 with Dmitry Robsman, the Product Unit Manager for ASP.NET. In this interview he shows us how he implemented ASP.NET MVC views using Visual Basic's XML Literals instead of .aspx pages. Dmitry shows us how this makes coding the views much cleaner using standard...
  • Blog Post: New WPF "How Do I" Video on Formatting Data Entry (Beth Massi)

    Today we released a new How Do I Video onto the VB Dev Center on how to format controls on data entry forms using the IValueConverter like I showed on my blog here . The IValueConverter allows you full control over the display of the data as well as the editing of that data by users in the controls....
  • Blog Post: Community Article: Scaling ADO.NET DataTables (Beth Massi)

    We we released a new community article onto the Visual Basic Developer Center by one of our MVPs, Jeff Certain , called Scaling ADO.NET DataTables . In this article Jeff shows shows us how to query and aggregate data using the built in DataTable methods as well as LINQ to DataSets. He compares the performance...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: WPF Drag-Drop Data Binding in Visual Studio 2010 (Beth Massi)

    I just posted a new Channel 9 video with Milind Lele , Program Manager on the Visual Studio Pro Tools team.  In this interview Milind shows one of the new RAD improvements I was talking about that is coming to WPF in Visual Studio 2010 -- Drag-Drop Data Binding. Also check out his blog post on this...
  • Blog Post: Panel: Developers moving to VB.Net for projects using XML (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    Visual Basic 9.0 introduces a feature called XML Literals , which makes programming against XML a lot more natural, and dramatically decreases the number of lines of code you need to write. In fact, it makes working with XML in Visual Basic *so* much easier that many C# developers are moving to VB.Net...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Doug Rothaus (Beth Massi)

    This past month we've been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole . This time we have Doug Rothaus, a writer on the documentation side. Doug has blogged up an XML cookbook here on the team blog with a bunch of "recipes" on how to use different...
  • Blog Post: New WPF How Do I Videos Released! (Beth Massi)

    I posted two more WPF "Forms over Data" videos onto the Developer Center that you should check out. How Do I: Edit Tabular Data in WPF? - learn how to create a simple data grid in WPF for editing tabular data using Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. How Do I: Create a Master-Detail Data Entry...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Lucian Wischik (Beth Massi)

    Here's a community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole , this time with Lucian Wischik, a Developer on the team. I'm just getting to know Lucian but he is a very interesting and bright person who is just a pleasure to talk with (I hope he starts blogging a lot more ). When...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Adrian 'Spotty' Bowles (Beth Massi)

    This past month we've been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole . This time we have Adrian Bowles (who's nickname is Spotty), a Tester on the VB Compiler. Someday Spotty will have to tell us how he got his nickname. Please check out the Visual Basic Team...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Sophia Salim (Beth Massi)

    This past month we've been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole . This time we have Sophia Salim, a Tester on the VB Compiler. I'm very happy to see Sophia reach out to the community and am looking forward to more interesting posts from her here . I'm...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with John Stallo (Beth Massi)

    Here's a community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole with John Stallo, a Program Manager working on RAD tools. I first met John on my interview loop at Microsoft. What immediately stuck me when I met him was his Italian name but he has a very cool Australian accent. Being...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Eric Knox (Beth Massi)

    Here's another community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole , this time with Eric Knox, Development Manager on the VB IDE Team. I got to know Eric at TechEd this year where we had a lot of fun floating in the pool on bright pink inner-tubes. ;-) You can also see Eric in the...
  • Blog Post: Community Article: Enabling Speech Recognition in Microsoft Word 2007 with Visual Studio 2008 (Beth Massi)

    If you missed it, this week a new community submitted article was released onto the Visual Basic Developer Center and the Office Development with Visual Studio Portal by Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole . In this article learn how to control the Vista operating system's speech recognition engine...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Bill Horst (Beth Massi)

    Continuing the community interviews from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole , this time we have Bill Horst, a tester on the VB Team. You might know Bill from his awesome series of blog posts on Converting SQL to LINQ . Also check out the Visual Basic Team page for pictures and bios and...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Interview: ADO.NET Data Services in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Beth Massi)

    In this interview Saaid Kahn, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Pro Tools team (and former member of the VB Team), shows us how to create an n-tier application against a database using ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) and an Entity Data Model, both now available in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: Community Interview with Me! (Beth Massi)

    Here's another community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole , this time with yours truly . ;-) I decided to release this one today since it's my birthday. Don't forget to check out the Visual Basic Team page for pictures and bios and visit the home page of the Visual Basic...
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