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  • Blog Post: Hotfixes for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2 Are now available for download on CodeGallery

    Since Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2 was released in late 2007, we have released three hotfixes. The third, latest of these hotfixes was published recently. All three hotfixes are now available for download on MSDN CodeGallery . It is no longer necessary to contact Microsoft Support to obtain these hotfixes....
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro October CTP is live

    The October letter from the editor ( http://msdn.com/vfoxpro/letters ) is now live. This announces the October CTP of Sedna and SP2 for Visual FoxPro. The CTP previews several enhancements: Enhancements to Reporting, SQL Server Upsizing Wizard and DataExplorer. It also includes earlier components...
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro "Sedna" June 2006 CTP Released

    Today we released the June 2006 CTP of VFP “Sedna”. It is available for download here . I’ve also published the monthly letter: http://msdn.com/vfoxpro/letters that contains information about this CTP.
  • Blog Post: Yag moves on and stays at the same time (by yag)

    As many of you know, after a major release, people at Microsoft tend to look around to see what they’d like to work on next. After working on two releases of Visual Studio and a similar number of releases of Visual FoxPro, I’ve accepted a position in Microsoft.com as an architect focusing on our community...
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro Monthly Letter

    Today I published the April 2006 letter for Visual FoxPro . Incidentally, in that letter I mentioned that the Team System team is about to release a MSCCI provider for Team Foundation Server which includes support for Visual FoxPro 9.0. Then this afternoon YAG sent me an email saying that the beta for...
  • Blog Post: Latest OzFoxRocks podcast

    ttp://www.ozfoxrocks.com/Default.aspx?tabid=57 In this podcast Craig and Scott discuss design and testing, and a chat with Craig Boyd about Vista and Visual FoxPro 'Sedna'. In the introduction they talk about Ken Levy, his great work with FoxPro and the community -- and they give me a warm and...
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro ‘Sedna’ March CTP now online (by Milind)

    We have released the first CTP (Community Technology Preview) of Sedna. This March 2006 CTP includes the latest build of NET4COM — a library of COM wrappers around a selected subset of the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. We will release other CTPs periodically. Each CTP will have incrementally increasing...
  • Blog Post: VFP and Team Foundation Server (by yag)

    As I've mentioned, we're always looking at ways to connect Visual FoxPro and Visual Studio . More and more of our VFP customers are also using .NET for various purposes. At PDC, John Miller (jMM) asked me if we'd be hooking up VFP and Team Foundation Server - particularly for source code control....
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro feature overview available online (by yag)

    One thing that we've been working towards for a while is getting the community involved earlier in our development processes. This is something that's happening across the developer division . We're pleased to let y'all know that we've posted overview documents for three of the features coming in Sedna...
  • Blog Post: Ken goes Live! (by yag)

    Had to borrow the title from Andrew . Ken Levy, our VFP Product Manager is moving on to a Product Planning position in Windows Live . It's been awesome working with him these past few years. For those who don't know, Ken used to work with me at my own company, Flash Creative Management, around 10 years...
  • Blog Post: Cool VFP Tool and Welcome Tom! (by yag)

    Just wanted to provide some quick pointers to two new VFP resources: A Win32 API viewer for VFP developers. You can access it via the web or download and register an offline version (in a VFP database) that can be updated whenever the API is added to. Tom Meeks (an old friend) is blogging on...
  • Blog Post: VFP on Product Feedback site (by yag)

    As Ken notes , Visual FoxPro has now been added to the MSDN Product Feedback site . While we will obviously continue to look at enhancement requests and bug notices from the usual community sites like the UT , Wiki , etc., this has the advantage of going directly into our internal tracking systems and...
  • Blog Post: Updated list of bug fixes in VFP SP1 (by MilindL)

    The VFP SP1 Beta download page has an updated list of bugs fixed in this service pack. Based on user feedback from online forums we have refreshed the content, including formating and better organization of the bugs by feature categories. Also, the Visual FoxPro October Newsletter is now online. Check...
  • Blog Post: Tragic News (by yag)

    I got an email today that an old friend and a long time VFP MVP, Drew Speedie and his son Brent died on Friday while hiking in Yellowstone Pa rk . Drew and I spent many years speaking at the same conferences all around the world – and he was one of the speakers that could invariably find something new...
  • Blog Post: Project LINQ - Language INtegrated Query (by yag)

    Well, the hints have been going out for a while now, and finally we can talk about this thing we've been working on for so long. At the PDC opening keynote today, we unveiled a number of things including Project LINQ. The Language Integrated Query framework (the LINQ Project) is a set of language extensions...
  • Blog Post: Interview on VFP and Sedna now online (by yag)

    I've been meaning to blog this for almost a week now, but I've just been crazily busy getting ready for PDC and working on reviews (yup, it's that time of the year). In June, David Stevenson interviewed Ken Levy and myself at the Visual FoxPro Devcon. He's posted the whole interview (that was quite a...
  • Blog Post: VFP9 Case Studies Now Online (by yag)

    Ken blogs about two new VFP9 case studies that have just gone live. I just wanted to point to his more detailed post and provide the highlights of the two case studies. I'm really excited to see some of these case studies coming out and look forward to more. Pal’s Sudden Service - Sysdine People Resource...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic languages and data (by yag)

    I've mentioned before that one of the reasons I enjoy my job so much is that I get to work with folks like Anders, Paul , Erik and Calvin on future technology. Basically, my goal is to make working with data in real applications (not just demos) something that is straight forward and scalable. One of...
  • Blog Post: Cool Code Using VFP 9 (by John Koziol)

    (UPDATED) ... Whoops, wrong alias name used in the USE IN command. Repaired now <g> So Richard Stanton, part of the VFP Dev team and the author of all the great VFP Report enhancements in VFP 9, and I were going over a very cool algorithm. I can't get into what it does as we haven't decided...
  • Blog Post: Anonymous Comments Accepted Again (by John Koziol)

    For a while there, the bog wasn't accepting anonymous comments, that is, you had to register as a user at blogs.msdn.com. This has been changed and you can comment with or without an account.
  • Blog Post: Congrats to two Fox community sites (by yag)

    One of the cool things about Visual FoxPro is its community. I just wanted to congratulate two community sites for hitting great milestones: PortalFox just hit its 20,000th user The Universal Thread hit its one millionth message It's great to see our community going so strongly!
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro and other MS products (by John Koziol)

    As you are probably aware, Microsoft is constantly improving Windows, Office, SQL Server, and other products with Service Packs and whole new versions. Several months ago, I posted about the effects of (or lack thereof) Windows XP SP2 on Visual FoxPro. One of the things I've been working on of late is...
  • Blog Post: Rob Copeland is blogging! (by yag)

    Rob Copeland, Product Unit Manager for RAD Tools (that's VB, .NET Client aka Winforms and VS Data) has joined the blogosphere . In his first post, he discusses the VB6 support policy and where he'd like to go with his blog. Please go and make him feel welcome... <g> Update: D'oh! I forgot to add...
  • Blog Post: Exploring VB .Net from a VFP Perspective (Part III) (by John Koziol)

    Sometimes I feel like I'm repeating what others have already written about .Net from the VFP perspective. To those authors who have written extensively on the subject, notably Kevin McNeish, Cathi Gero, and Les Pinter, I apologize for any overlap. Hint to readers: While I can't endorse third-party products...
  • Blog Post: A Very Cool Use for Visual FoxPro (by John Koziol)

    This is very cool. It's a database of stuff about climbing the Himalayas. http://www.everestnews.com/stories2005/hawley02022005.htm Thanks for Steven Black's Wiki for mentioning this.
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