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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launch

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    Today is the formal launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud. This morning’s launch...
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    Building an End-to-End Windows Store App - Part 2: Integrating Cloud Services

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    In my previous post , I started building a Windows Store app using Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 , and along the way integrated a few Windows features like live tiles and search. These days, however, many applications benefit from consuming...
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    Building an End-to-End Windows Store App - Part 1

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    In previous posts , I’ve alluded to one of our key focus areas for Visual Studio 2012 being the theme of connected devices and continuous services. This includes creating a top-notch set of tools in Visual Studio 2012 to both design and build amazing...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

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    Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th. Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

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    Today, the Windows and Windows Server teams announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing. In keeping with our goal of delivering great tools on the same cadence as our platforms, I’m thrilled to announce that...
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    Accelerating Startups Globally with Windows Azure

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    Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure in Israel, China, and India. The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure is a program focused on enabling startups...
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    Office Development with Visual Studio 2012 and "Napa"

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    A few weeks back, I highlighted our release of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET , an updated version of the SDK with full support for Visual Studio 2012. This release was in line with our continued goal of having tools available for platforms on the same...
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    Students Developing a Better Future

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    One of the things I care most deeply about is education, ensuring that the next generation has the opportunities they need to help build a better tomorrow. This is why I personally invest time in support of the Imagine Cup , which brings together students...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Azure SDK for .NET

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    One of our primary goals with developer tools is to ensure we enable developers to be very productive while targeting Microsoft platforms. This includes delivering the relevant tools on the same cadence as the platforms, meaning that the tools should...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates available now!

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    I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download . These releases ship with “Go Live” licenses, so you can get started today building and deploying production applications...
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    .NET 4.5 Improvements for Cloud and Server Applications

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    I’ve had multiple meetings recently with customers and press where the topic of .NET development has come up, particularly as it relates to the cloud and server. They’ve heard about the extensive work we’ve done with Visual Studio 11...
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    DevLabs: C++, Cloud Services, and You

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    I’m excited today to announce a new DevLabs project: Microsoft Codename “Casablanca” . You can learn more about the project and download the bits from the DevLabs site . I’ve previously discussed some of the major trends that...
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    Meeting Developers Where They Are

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    In my recent post on the “ The Road to Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 ,” I shared my thoughts on some key industry trends that have influenced our most recent wave of development tools. One such trend is represented by the order of...
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    Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta Available Now!

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    I am very happy to announce that the Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta releases are now available for download . I previously blogged about some of the innovation that went into the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview releases at //BUILD/:...
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    The Road to Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta

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    Today, I’m excited to announce that Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta will be available in just a few days, on February 29th, 2012. These releases will be “go live,” meaning they will enable usage in production environments. ...
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    C++ AMP Open Specification

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    As an industry trend, advancement in heterogeneous hardware has progressed at a rapid pace. This in turn has fueled developer desire to target such hardware for accelerated computation, necessitating a significant step forward in programming models to...
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    Visual Studio 11 ALM Advances

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    Happy new year. Over the last several months since //BUILD/, I’ve published multiple blog posts outlining advancements made in Visual Studio 11, from languages to the .NET Framework to IDE productivity to platform-specific tooling . I’m...
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    Visual Studio 11 Platform Tooling Advances

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    Through my last several blog posts, I’ve highlighted some of the new features in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview released in September. All of these posts have concentrated on various advancements that span multiple application types: whether...
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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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