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  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK v1.5 - Now with VB Samples !!!

    As developers start to realize the full potential of Microsoft Kinect and new hardware is made available for the PC it’s really great to see the Kinect team provide some sample support for VB developers. For a while the Compilers team (who handle both VB and C# compilers) have been hearing VB...
  • Blog Post: Visual Basic 11 Beta Available for Download!

    As you may have read in Jason’s announcement , today we announced that Visual Studio 11 Beta is now available for download . This is a huge release for Visual Basic as it provides full platform support for building Windows 8 Metro style apps, a first-class asynchronous programming experience, and...
  • Blog Post: New VB XNA Sample - showing Xbox, Windows and Phone targetting

    For all those who have started venturing into developing windows phone applications, there are quite a few samples utilizing Silverlight, but the XNA content has been a little bit light. (We are working on getting some more XNA VB samples online). But for those wanting to see a nice VB example of...
  • Blog Post: Simultaneous Async Tasks (Alan Berman)

    The new Async feature in the Visual Studio Async CTP (SP1 Refresh) provides an elegantly simple technique to make code asynchronous. Our writing team uses an internal app that would benefit from asynchronous calls. For each URL contained in the MSDN documentation that we publish, the app lists the...
  • Blog Post: Async Feature Control Flow (Alan Berman)

    What is asynchronous programming? Let's say you send out an email, then wait and do nothing for the two minutes it takes to get a response back. You do nothing while you're waiting. It's worth waiting because it'll be back fast. When that happens, sending the email and getting a response is synchronous...
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