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    Windows Phone + VB developers = Great Mobile Apps

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    11/29/2010 Update : Today we are announcing the final release of Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools . This release enables you to submit your VB applications to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Since the CTP, we’ve also added support for...
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    Reminiscing 2008...

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    With the year almost coming to an end, I was looking back at some of the remarkable events this past year. One of the fondest memories I have of this year, although with mixed feelings, is Bill Gate’s keynote and luncheon at TechEd . This keynote marked...
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    .NET FX 4

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    As a part of the conversation on the VS2010 and .NET FX 4 pillars, I thought I would focus today on the .NET platform. With .NET FX 4, we are focusing on empowering innovative user experiences in applications, allowing for re-invigorating large...
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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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    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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    Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview

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    Today we are making available a first preview of the Visual Studio 2015 tools for building Windows 10 applications. Windows Insiders can get access to the Windows 10 Technical Preview tools now, and use them with Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and the Windows...
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    Visual Studio for Game Development: New Partnerships with Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d

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    Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows to iOS, Android, and the Web. For many years now, it’s been great to see Visual Studio be one of the industry’s...
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    Introducing Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Application Insights Public Preview and .NET Core Preview for Linux and Mac

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    Developers targeting today’s mobile and cloud platforms require greater levels of choice than ever before. Whether you are targeting iOS, Android or Windows on the client, targeting Windows or Linux on the server, or using a wide variety of languages...
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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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