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    What's next for us?

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    Now that the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 is over – or should I say the worldwide series of launch events has just begun, because we literally are covering over 240 cities spanning 90 countries touching hundreds...
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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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    F# in VS2010

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    With Visual Studio, we strive to give your organization the tools to tackle a broad range of software problems with the interoperability and efficiency that you need and have come to expect from software based on the .NET Framework. As part of this...
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    Enterprise Library 6.0

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    I’ve written on my blog before about the Microsoft Enterprise Library . Enterprise Library has a long and accomplished history of providing architectural guidance, recommended practices, and reusable components to help developers, architects, and...
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    Entity Framework in .NET 4

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    The Entity Framework in .NET 4 has a lot of new features and enhancements. We got a lot of great feedback from you on the initial release of the Entity Framework (EF). Let’s take a look at some of the things coming in new with Entity Framework 4. Foreign...
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    Announcements from PDC 2008

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    PDC 2008 is incredibly exciting this year for the development community. If you are not attending the PDC, I encourage you to go check out the keynotes and sessions that are being made publicly available to watch online. Ray Ozzie’s keynote...
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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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    Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate

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    Earlier today, we reached another very significant milestone for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0. At the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles , we made the first Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2005 available to attendees...
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    LINQ and ADO.NET innovations

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    Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) is a breakthrough technology that eliminates the impedance mismatch among different data domains. With LINQ, developers do not need to learn separate query syntaxes when querying over diverse data domains such as XML,...
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    Now Available: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

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    As I’ve written about previously , we’ve been developing tools for building the next-generation of apps for Office and SharePoint . These tools manifest both as an online experience known as “Napa”, which we’ve been updating...
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    Office client developer enhancements with VS 2010

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    At the Office Developer Conference last year Bill Gates remarked , “If you look at the success of our software or any software, this emphasis on it being a platform, reaching out to developers, having great tools has been the key to its success.” ...
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    Lab Management in VSTS 2010

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    One of the components of Visual Studio Team System 2010 is Lab Management. We first talked about this at the most recent PDC and we have seen quite a bit of excitement from our customers on this. It is obvious that developers and testers are faced with...
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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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    A lesson from birds

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    I spent a day with the leaders in my division recently at an off-site. The focus of that day was not about technology but rather excellence in leadership and how we work together as an effective leadership team. One of the anecdotes that I mentioned there...
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    Visual Studio "Orcas" March CTP is available now

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    Today we released the March CTP of Visual Studio codename ”Orcas”. Our goal with Orcas is to build the best tool set for Windows Vista and Office 2007, expand our role-based and team offerings, deliver complete AJAX support and deliver revolutionary...
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    "Dogfooding" VS 2010 and .NET 4

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    As we get ready for the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4, I find myself looking back at the project to think about some of the critical factors that lead to our success. One of the things that stands out clearly for me is our practice...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate now available

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    Today, we are making available the Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 to all MSDN subscribers. The RC will be made available to the world on Wednesday, February 10th. The RC includes a go-live license for people who want...
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    Silverlight 3

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    Yesterday, I announced the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend. Some of Silverlight 3’s new features and improvements include support for running Silverlight applications out of the browser, H.264/AAC/MP4...
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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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    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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    C++ Conformance Roadmap

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    C++ has long been a mainstay of the computing industry, gaining significant adoption since it came on the scene in the early 1980s. Yet even with its rich history, it continues to evolve in meaningful ways, now on a faster cadence than we’ve seen...
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    On stage at the TechEd 2008 keynote

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    It has been a fun experience for me this morning. I am at TechEd in Orlando, Florida and was able to join Bill Gates on stage during his keynote to talk to the audience about the paradigm shift in client application development and the user experience...
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    Enterprise Library

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    Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a group of MVPs in Hyderabad . I was there to spend a few days with the Microsoft India Development Center folks and took the opportunity to meet with the local community. I really love these meetings because...
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    Building Apps for Windows Phone 8

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    It’s a very exciting time for developers! Last week, we launched Windows 8 and Surface . On Monday, we launched Windows Phone 8 and introduced some awesome new smartphone devices . Today, we’re kicking off the Build conference, where we’ll...
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    Visual Studio 2010 - Code focused development and Lab Management

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    I have talked in the past few weeks about the various pillars and features of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Fx 4. Today, I want to drill into one of the pillars a little bit more. We want to make sure that Visual Studio is your favorite application...
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