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  • Somasegar's blog

    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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    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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    Expression Blend 3 Preview

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    Building compelling and usable UI should be easy and fun. We all can point to our favorite products (either the ones we build or the ones we use) and think about how much better it would be if the UI was simple, intuitive and easy to use. Whether...
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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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    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2, Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 2 RC and TypeScript 1.0 RC

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    Today, we have released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 , a go-live Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 2 RC and TypeScript 1.0 RC . Coming shortly on the heels of Update 1, this update release preview includes several significant feature additions as...
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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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    Visual Studio 2013, ALM, and DevOps

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    Since launching Visual Studio 2012 , we’ve been thrilled with the customer adoption and partner momentum we’ve seen. Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times, the fastest adoption of any Visual Studio release in the...
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    Prototyping with SketchFlow

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    Recently, we introduced a new set of tools that add on to Expression Blend 3 that are designed to address the early stages of design. With SketchFlow, you can a) sketch out ideas b) turn those ideas into working prototypes that are as rough...
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    Code Focused Development in VS 2010

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    In a blog post in November , I mentioned a feature called “Quick Search” - one of the code focused features of Visual Studio 2010. We have been lagging behind some in this area in the past and we wanted to focus on this as a key pillar for Visual Studio...
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    VB and C# enhancements in VS 2010

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    Choosing a programming language is a personal choice that each programmer gets to make. It is akin to choosing a flavor of ice cream - there are many great options out there, but your favorite flavor is a matter of personal preference. In Visual...
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    Building setup and deployment packages in VS 2010

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    Developing and refining your code is an important part of building your application. Once it’s built, you need to deploy that before your customers can start seeing the benefits of using the application. For many applications, the most reliable way to...
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    Introducing Windows Phone 7 Development Tools

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    Today at MIX10, we are introducing the Windows Phone 7 Series development story. At the heart of Windows Phone 7 Series development is Silverlight. This enables you to bring your existing development skills in building Windows Phone 7 applications. ...
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    DevLabs: Code Contracts for .NET

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    In October of last year, I blogged about Dev Labs - a site dedicated to software innovations for the developer community. Today, Dev Labs released a new innovation that our Microsoft Research organization has been working on: Code Contracts for .NET ...
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    Silverlight Toolkit

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    Last November we introduced the Silverlight Toolkit, an open source project designed to provide additional Silverlight controls and functionality between versions of Silverlight. Since then, we have received significant positive feedback and have already...
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    What's next for Visual Studio and .NET FX?

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    It has been about 10 months since we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5. The team has been working on a couple of things since then – we shipped SP1 for both VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 earlier this Summer. In parallel, we have been planning for the...
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    Expression Studio 2 RTMs today!

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    Last year the Microsoft Expression team shipped a new suite of tools for creative professionals. This first release of Expression Studio marked a significant milestone in the history of development tools at Microsoft, delivering superior designer-developer...
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    Popfly Game Creator

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    Watching Microsoft Popfly evolve has been incredibly exciting for me. With its Silverlight-based drag-and-drop capabilities, Popfly has been a fun and easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly has won the hearts...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 SP1 Beta available now

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    Today we released a Beta of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. Traditionally our service packs address a range of issues found both through customer and partner feedback as well as our own internal testing. While this service...
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    MSDN Wiki Beta

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    I have always thought that the bulk of the information for any of our product is generated by the community and customers. Unfortunately, there isn’t any easy way to share the large amounts of valuable information (golden nuggets of information) with...
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    My favorite Expression 4 features

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    Today at Internet Week in New York, we launched Expression Studio 4. Expression 4 is a suite of professional design tools for building immersive user experiences for the desktop, mobile devices and the web. There are a lot of new enhancements 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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    2008 Olympics brought to you by Silverlight

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    On 8-8-08 the 2008 Summer Olympic Games will officially kick off in Beijing, China. This event always amazes me in its unique ability to bring together people from all walks of life across the world. It is a great opportunity to see some extraordinary...
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    "Rumors of my (VB6) demise..."

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    As Mark Twain once famously said, “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” I’ve thought this same thing as I’ve read many of the comments in the press and the blogosphere over the past couple of days about the “end” of support for VB6. What...
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    MSDN Code Gallery - snippets, samples and resources

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    Providing our customers with best in class development tools is only one piece of what we need to do to help them be successful or, in some cases, even get started . One of the most requested things we have heard is that developers want snippets, samples...
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    A new look for MSDN and TechNet

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    For over ten years now, both the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN) and TechNet (Microsoft’s online home for IT Professionals) have served their respective technical audiences with rich, deep and extensive technical guidance on using Microsoft platform...
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