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    Visual Studio 11 IDE Advances

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    Over my last few posts, I’ve blogged about some of the advances we’ve made for the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview - improvements to programming languages that enable developers to better express their intents while building efficient solutions...
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    Visual Studio 11 .NET Advances

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    In my first post of this Visual Studio 11 series, I discussed some of the language-level innovation in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. In this second post, I’ll take a look at some of the improvements that have gone into the .NET Framework...
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    Roslyn CTP Now Available

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    In my last few blog posts, I’ve highlighted significant advancements our teams have made as part of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview released at //BUILD/, and I’ll continue that series in future posts. Today, however, I want to highlight...
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    Visual Studio 11 Programming Language Advances

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    At the BUILD conference in September, we unveiled developer previews of Visual Studio 11, Expression Blend 5, Team Foundation Server 11, and the .NET Framework 4.5. We’ve been working on these technologies in earnest since we shipped the previous...
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    Expression Blend for HTML

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    In my previous post , I highlighted how Windows Metro style apps can be developed utilizing the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills you already have. If your world is code, Visual Studio offers a great environment in which to write, edit, test, debug, and...
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    BUILDing the Future with Visual Studio

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    From students participating in the Imagine Cup, to the next hot start-up in Silicon Valley, to enterprises delivering modern efficiencies into mature businesses, developers today all have three things in common: they are transforming and improving society...
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    Python Tools for Visual Studio

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    Today, I’m excited to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS), which is now available for download from CodePlex. The Python ecosystem has been enjoying tremendous growth over the past few years, attracting all types of...
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    Visual Studio LightSwitch availability

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    Today, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is available for download for MSDN subscribers . Non-MSDN subscribers can get LightSwitch starting Thursday, July 28 th , or download a free trial today . LightSwitch, the newest member of our Visual...
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    Imagine Cup People's Choice

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    The Imagine Cup brings together students from all walks of life from around the world and tasks them with a big challenge: solve the world’s toughest problems through technology. I have been involved in the competition for all of its nine years...
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    Targeting Heterogeneity with C++ AMP and PPL

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    Previously, I blogged about key trends in software development starting with concurrency/parallelism, and indeed today multi-core systems are everywhere. You can target multi-core systems from many mainstream programming languages, and with Visual Studio...
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    Debugger Canvas on DevLabs

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    Today, we’re releasing Debugger Canvas on DevLabs . Debugger Canvas is a new user experience for stepping through code in the debugger in Visual Studio Ultimate. It displays the code of each of the methods you step into on a canvas with call...
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    BUILDing a bright future

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    Today, Steven Sinofsky and Julie Larson-Green announced that we’ll be starting a dialog with developers about the next generation of Windows, internally codenamed “Windows 8". We’re very excited to invite you to be a part of the conversation...
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    Outercurve Foundation: Partnering with the open source community

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    More than 18 months ago, Microsoft helped sponsor the creation of the Outercurve Foundation (previously known as the Codeplex Foundation) to contribute ideas and projects to the open source community. The goal was to work with you to exchange ideas and...
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    Bringing Windows Azure to more devices

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    More and more applications that are being built today touch the cloud in some way, shape or form. It could be as simple as consuming a service or some data that resides on the cloud. It could be writing parts of the app logic on the cloud. In a world...
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    Solver Foundation on DevLabs

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    Today we're adding Solver Foundation to DevLabs. Solver Foundation is a .NET library for mathematical programming, modeling, and optimization. Mathematical programming is all about decision making, and decision problems are everywhere: from supply...
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    Happy 1st Birthday, Visual Studio 2010!

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    Today marks the one year birthday of Visual Studio 2010! It seems not long ago that we had the world-wide launch celebrating the largest developer tool release from Microsoft in many years. I spoke then about the ability to target platforms like Windows...
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    Building Better HTML5

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    With IE9's recent release , I wanted to share with you a little about some of our development tools that support HTML5, ECMAScript 5, and CSS3 development. Throughout its release cycle, IE9 has blogged about ongoing improvement around standards support...
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    Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 available today!

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    Last week at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, I announced that LightSwitch beta 2 would be available in the coming weeks. I'm happy to report that today, we have made LightSwitch beta 2 available to MSDN subscribers . If you're not an MSDN subscriber,...
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    Visual Studio 2010 enhancements

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    Today, I have the privilege of keynoting TechEd Middle East in Dubai for the second year in a row. TechEd Middle East debuted last year, and this year the event has grown significantly. TechEd provides a nice opportunity to show off some of the cool...
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    Scale-out computing on DevLabs

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    Today we're launching several new Technical Computing (TC) projects on DevLabs. These projects give you a chance to learn about some of the technologies being developed as part of the Technical Computing initiative, to gain early access to code, and to...
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    A Year of Excitement

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    As the year comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the progress we've made at Microsoft and how it's made an impact on my life. I'm always impressed with the work we do here at Microsoft (you can see how unbiased I am :)), but this year I'm especially...
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    Visual Studio 2010 momentum

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    Since we launched Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 on April 12 th of this year, it has been exciting to see the extremely positive response to the product. Within six months of the launch date, Visual Studio 2010 usage surpassed all other previous versions...
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    Imagine Cup "Solve This"

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    I have been a part of the Imagine Cup since 2003 and every year, am delighted and surprised at how it gets better and better. This world-wide competition brings together students from all over the world and showcases young developers, designers and...
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    Supercomputing 2010

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    This week at the Supercomputing 2010 conference in New Orleans, we announced Service Pack 1 for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, which integrates Windows Azure compute cycles with HPC Server. Often, HPC customers are interested in augmenting their on-premises...
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    BizSpark Graduation Offer for Startups

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    In November 2008, we launched Microsoft BizSpark , a three-year program that helps world-wide early-stage startups succeed by providing them the technical resources they need to build successful businesses. After two years, BizSpark has enrolled over...
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