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  • Blog Post: Better together: Visual Basic 14 and the Visual Studio 2015 Debugger

    "Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! Lambdas! ..." If you hadn't heard , Visual Studio 2015 will support the use of lambda expressions in the debugger windows. We're all very excited to deliver on this longstanding TOP customer request . When LINQ was introduced in 2008 it was a game changer for the...
  • Blog Post: Post-Release Goodies

    The Rosetta lander Philae wasn't the only thing in space last week. Our launch of Visual Studio 2015 Preview and our announcement to open source the full .NET server stack were out of this world. After all, it’s not every day that you can say your work trended higher than Kim Kardashian on Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for VB and C#

    Download Visual Studio 2015 Preview and review the release notes . Over the past several years, our team has been hard at work re-implementing the full language stacks for Visual Basic and C#. While this was a long investment, we knew that an improved stack with a cleaner architecture would allow...
  • Blog Post: .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") for the Rest of Us

    WOW! It’s been a while -- almost exactly 4 years since yours truly, Beth Massi, last posted on the VB Team blog (although it’s cool to see I’m still in the tag cloud ;-)).  I’m honored to be a special guest post today. If you’ve been reading this team blog I’m sure you know by now that the .NET...
  • 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: Visualizing Roslyn Syntax Trees

    Hello everyone! I hope you had a chance to catch the recent announcements around the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”). If not, I encourage you to view Anders’s presentation at Build 2014 (skip to 1:10:28). If you haven’t already, download the previews and take them for a spin! What’s included? The Roslyn...
  • Blog Post: Taking a tour of Roslyn

    It’s a big day for us on the Managed Languages team! As announced at the //BUILD conference earlier today, and as posted by Soma on his blog , we are not just delivering a new preview of Roslyn to all of you, but are in fact moving all of the compiler code to open source ! The code will be released and...
  • Blog Post: Roslyn performance (Matt Gertz)

    (For the next few posts, I’m going to introduce readers to the different feature teams in the Managed Languages org. Today, I’m starting this with a focus on the performance team.) Back in 2000, I found myself assigned to be the performance lead of the Visual Basic team, and my first assigned...
  • Blog Post: Updated license for September 2012 Roslyn preview available (MattGe)

    As I mentioned in my previous blog post, we ended up with a little too much time between previews, to our subsequent embarrassment. In fact, it came to our attention recently that the licensing for the most “recent” CTP (and admittedly I use the term “recent” loosely, given that...
  • Blog Post: Throwing the Big Switch on Roslyn (Matt Gertz, VS Managed Languages Development Manager)

    So, the entryway to my house has eight light switches along the wall. Two of them control the porch lights, and another two work the same entryway light (despite the switches being only a couple of feet apart). I haven’t the foggiest idea what the rest of the switches do. I’ve been scared...
  • 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: Roslyn Syntax Visualizers

    Hi All! A few weeks ago, we announced the Microsoft "Roslyn" CTP . I hope many of you have had a chance to download the CTP and take it for a spin :) If you haven’t, do give it a try . To recap – in the Roslyn CTP, we are previewing a powerful set of language services APIs that you can...
  • 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...
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