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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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    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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    Code Analysis Features in VS 2008

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    In Visual Studio 2005, we integrated a couple of internal static analysis tools - FxCop and PREfast into the product under the names Managed Code Analysis and C/C++ Code Analysis . This helped customers write secure and quality code for managed and native...
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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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    Olympics like you've never seen them before!

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    This past week has been a lot of fun to watch some amazing athletes compete in the 2008 Olympics games. I’ve especially enjoyed watching Michael Phelps as he has become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all times. Phelps has six gold medals...
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    Team Foundation Server - plays well with others...

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    Team Foundation Server (TFS) has become widely popular both within our Visual Studio suite of tools and in integrating from both client and server side scenarios. Given that most of the world lives and runs an heterogeneous environment, we know...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation in .NET4

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    Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4) in .NET 4 is designed to make it easier for new developers to learn, addresses a wider range of customer scenarios, and is more efficient. WF is a programming model for composing application logic and coordinating...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2

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    Today I am excited to announce the release of three important updates for Visual Studio developers. Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 a feature-filled update for all Visual Studio 2013 users. Azure SDK 2.4 an updated SDK of Azure tools for Visual Studio...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Update 1

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    This morning we made available the final version of Update 1 for Visual Studio 2013 . This is a targeted update, addressing some key areas of customer feedback since the Visual Studio 2013 release. For example, we heard your feedback about running Visual...
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    Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Beta

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    A couple of months ago, I bl ogged about our plans to invest in native libraries . Today, we are taking the next step forward in that journey. I am pleased to announce the beta version of the Visua l C++ 2008 Feature Pack is now available for download...
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    Quick update on Silverlight

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    It has been a fun month for us so far. Earlier this month we RTM’ed Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. Earlier this week we released an update to the Silverlight Add-in for Visual Studio 2008. This last release is a critical link to...
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    A New Era of Expression

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    I was very excited last year when we released the first version of Expression Studio to help bring the professional designer into the software development process for client and standards-based web applications. This suite of designer tools opened up...
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    Inspirational session with Bill and community leaders

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    Earlier this week I was in Orlando, Florida for TechEd 2008. I was able to participate in a few events that were quite memorable for me. The first was participating in the keynote with Bill Gates, the very first Microsoft employee and developer...
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    VC++ Performance Improvements in VS 2008

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    A couple of weeks a go I blogged about the performance improvements in Visual Studio 2008. In response to that, several of you asked me for more information on how these types of enhancements had been incorporated into Visual C++. Though the...
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    MIX 07 - Silverlight shines brighter!

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    Today, the Microsoft MIX conference kicked off with Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie giving the opening keynotes. We did make a number of new announcements today which I summarize as the next wave of Silverlight . A couple of weeks ago at NAB, we talked...
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    Team Foundation Server is now here!

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    In case you haven’t heard the good news, Rick Laplante launched Team Foundation Server today at SDWest. The team is finishing up the final sign-off process and will be releasing the final bits to manufacturing tomorrow. It’s a proud moment for the whole...
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