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  • Somasegar's blog

    It's all about setting expectations clearly

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    I read this article in CNet today about how Betas are becoming longer and how the lines between a Beta and the final product are blurring. As you know, Microsoft Visual Studio took the lead in releasing CTPs (Community Technology Previews). Other products...
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    Thin vs Rich vs Smart Clients

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    Tomorrow (2/7) I will be delivering t he keynote address at VSLive in San Francisco . My talk will highlight the incredible momentum behind .NET and focus on Connected Systems – especially Smart Clients and Visual Studio Team System. I don’t want to go...
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    WinForms "contest"

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    Delivering high quality technologies, products and services is absolutely a top of mind, high priority focus item for Microsoft. We continue to expend a lot of our energies, resources and time looking for innovative ways of improving overall quality that...
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    New/updated Icon Sets with Visual Studio 2005

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    Visual Studio installs with a collection of bitmaps, cursors, icons, metafiles, and videos to assist developers with Windows and Web application development. The collection of image resources from various Microsoft products has accumulated over time,...
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    App Install for VS 2005 applications

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    Last week I wrote about the ClickOnce feature in Visual Studio 2005. Some readers asked me to elaborate on how ClickOnce relates to Microsoft Installer (MSI) and other setup applications. We also received feedback on the same topic in the MSDN Product...
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    ClickOnce - Not an ad for your camera!

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    On Feb 7 th , 2005, I will be doing the keynote at VSLive! in San Francisco . Among other things, I will be speaking about ‘ Smart Clients’. One of the key advances that we are adding in Visual Studio 2005 for easy, secure, reliable deployment of smart...
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    The power of the community

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    Wish you all a very Happy New Year! The last week has been quite an emotional roller-coaster. On the one hand, you have one of the greatest natural disasters (combination of an earthquake and tsunami waves) taking away the lives of over a hundred thousand...
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    One year into the journey!

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    It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun. The journey is more important than the destination and it has been a great journey so far. This month marked my first anniversary in the Developer Division at Microsoft. I want to take this opportunity...
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    "Bug of the Week" award

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    Since the launch of the MSDN Product Feedback Center , we have been getting a steady stream of your (customer) feedback on bugs that you encounter, suggestions for product improvements, features that you deeply care about, etc. Each and every piece of...
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    VS2005 November CTP (Standard Edition) now available!

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    The Visual Studio 2005 November CTP (Community Technology Preview) drop is now available on MSDN. This is actually the FIRST CTP of the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition (which I announced at VSLive! In Orlando back in September to round out the family...
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    Avalon CTP

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    Last week, MSDN subscribers were offered the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of "Avalon " (our unified presentation subsystem). As many of you know by now, Avalon is going to be available not only for Longhorn (the next major release of Windows) but...
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    Zero Bug Bounce

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    I am excited to announce that as of 6pm, Nov 19, the Developer Division hit the ‘Zero Bug Bounce’ (ZBB) milestone for Beta2 of Visual Studio 2005 . This is one of the key milestones on the way to a major product milestone like a Beta or the final release...
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    VB Refactoring

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    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Edit and Continue support for C# in Visual Studio 2005, in response to overwhelming customer feedback. Thanks for your wonderful words of support and great feedback. We’ve also had tremendous feedback on the MSDN Product...
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    The powerful new C++/CLI syntax

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    What happens when you marry the most widely used cross-platform language on the planet with an ISO-standardized language-neutral runtime environment? You get C++/CLI – the powerful new syntax for building . NET Framework masterpieces in C++. If you haven...
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    Transparency - key to effective product development

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    I am a big believer in making our product development process very transparent with my customer community. The ongoing two-way dialog and feedback is an absolutely critical part of ensuring that we together build the right product for our customers. Earlier...
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    VSTS and 'Software Factories'

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    This week at OOPSLA 2004 , we announced a framework and set of tools for delivering domain-specific visual designers that plug into Visual Studio Team System . In the press release that accompanied the announcement, I mentioned that customers are asking...
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    What do you want us to blog about?

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    The Developer Division at Microsoft consists some of the smartest people I have known. It has been about 10 months since I joined this division and I am having a blast so far. A lot of the leaders in this division have decades of experience building development...
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    Announcing: C# Edit and Continue support for Visual Studio 2005

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    A few weeks ago, I updated my blog by writing about Microsoft’s commitment to VB.Net . This posting generated a healthy discussion between C# & VB developers with both camps championing their favorite features. A nice feature for our VB customers...
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    Better Together - VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005

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    You might have heard from Microsoft a fair bit about our efforts to make our products work better together . I strongly believe in this theme because it offers a key value proposition and differentiator that we can provide for our customers. Delivering...
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    Vibrant Partner Ecosystem

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    A core part of our strategy has always been to have a strong, healthy, vibrant partner ecosystem. That has always been our mantra for success. Together with our partners, we can bring to the market a compelling set of solutions, products, technologies...
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    From the land of DisneyWorld - VSLive!

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    Yesterday I delivered the opening keynote at the VSLive! conference in Orlando, Florida . At the keynote, I narrated an interesting incident that took place during one of our photo shoots for a Visual Studio ad campaign that we pulled together a couple...
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    Visual Studio Extensibility

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    Have you ever thought that Visual Studio would be even more incredible with this one additional feature? Why not add it yourself? It is probably easier to do it than you think. Visual Studio has a built-in mechanism for hosting custom “add-ins” to the...
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    Oh "My"

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    In the next few months, I plan to blog about some of the new features in Visual Studio 2005 that I really like. I hope that you get as excited about these cool features as I am. Let’s start with one of my favorites – the My namespace in Visual Basic 2005...
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    Longhorn

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    Earlier today, we announced a couple of decisions from Microsoft. I have heard a number of queries from developers about what this really means and wanted some clarification. In a nutshell, the decisions that we announced earlier today are: 1. We are...
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    .NET migration

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    I was fascinated to read some of the comments in response to my recent blog entry titled VB – yesterday, today and tomorrow . It is very exciting to see that Visual Basic .NET has such passionate supporters and that an equal number of people feel the...
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