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  • Blog Post: "Future Directions of Visual Basic" Interview with Paul Vick (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    In this short 10min video, I interview language architect Paul Vick about what industry trends he would think about while designing the Visual Basic language. Some of these trends have motivated features in the next version of the Visual Basic language (VB 10.0), such as interop with dynamic languages...
  • Blog Post: "Visual Basic 10: New Features" Interview with Paul Vick (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    In this video, I interviewed language architect Paul Vick about what new language features are coming in the next release of Visual Basic. We talked about auto-implemented properties, collection initializers, statement lambdas, removal of the line continuation feature, and more. These features were recently...
  • Blog Post: Download the CTP and Submit Your Feedback! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now publicly available! It's time to try out the features that you've been hearing about from the PDC. :) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=922B4655-93D0-4476-BDA4-94CF5F8D4814&displaylang...
  • Blog Post: What to watch, as a VB Developer at PDC (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    After you discover the PDC videos online , and you watch the Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic , you may wonder what other sessions this year's PDC has to offer for the VB developer... Lots! Here's a list of PDC sessions related to the VB language and IDE: Scott Guthrie's speech in...
  • Blog Post: VB 2010 Language Features: The Channel9 Version (Lucian Wischik, Lisa Feigenbaum)

    I recently blogged about the new VB 2010 language features announced at PDC, as well as the video available from Paul and Lucian's "VB Futures" session . Another way to learn about the new features coming out in 2010 is by watching the following Channel9 video with VB specification lead, Lucian Wischik...
  • Blog Post: PDC Dinner in honor of VB and C# MVPs (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    Last week at the Professional Developers Conference , the VB and C# teams held a special dinner in honor of the VB and C# MVPs in attendance. ("MVP" = Most Valued Professional ) It was a great opportunity to connect with folks, talk about the exciting things being announced at the conference, and even...
  • Blog Post: I'm a VB! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    This year at the Professional Developers Conference , there was a new trend called PDC badges. To fully understand the buzz, check out the following blog post and Channel9 video by Adam Kinney (badge extraordinaire): http://adamkinney.com/blog/366/default.aspx http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles...
  • Blog Post: Experience PDC 2008 whenever and wherever - for FREE! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    That's right... All sessions from last week's Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles have been videotaped and made available for FREE on Channel9. http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ Check it out and enjoy the conference. :) For photos, see the "PDC2008" tag on Flickr: http://www.flickr...
  • Blog Post: TL12: Future Directions for Microsoft Visual Basic (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    Didn't make it to the PDC? No problem. You can still check out the *hottest* presentation at the Professional Developers Conference this year, available publicly on demand! Paul Vick (Principal Architect) and Lucian Wischik (VB Specification Lead & Software Engineer) gave an awesome presentation...
  • Blog Post: VB 2010 Unveiled at PDC 2008! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

    Last week at the Professional Developers Conference , we made a number of very exciting announcements regarding the future of Visual Basic. Here is the list of VB 2010 features we've announced: Collection Initializers . Initialize collections in fewer lines of code! Use the "From" keyword followed...
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