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  • Somasegar's blog

    .NET Framework 3.0

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    When speaking to developers about WinFX one question that repeatedly comes up is, “WinFX sounds great, but what happens to .NET?” .NET Framework has becomes the most successful developer platform in the world. Developers know and love .NET. The .NET...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

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    “Firsts” excite me. This excitement isn’t about competition with others, but rather about competition with ourselves and our past, about constantly working to better what we do and how we do it, and about the value we provide to developers...
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    Visual Studio 2013 available for download

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    I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download ! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the...
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    Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

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    I fundamentally believe that there has never been a better time to be a software developer. In our emerging world where every company is a software company, developers have the awesome role and responsibility of driving forward all kinds of innovation...
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    Service Pack 1 for VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 released!

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    We released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 last November. The feedback has been tremendously positive, but developers always have new ideas and suggestions for how we can improve the development experience for them. Building on the...
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    VS 2008 Performance Improvements

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    In the VS 2008, we have made some good strides in improving performance for some of the common scenarios that developers care about. We set explicit performance goals both for new product features and for improving the performance of existing features...
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    Debugging and Profiling Features in VS 2008

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    I wanted to do a little tour of some debugging and profiling features that you will see in Visual Studio 2008. Script debugging improvements - In addition to the mapping of breakpoints from your ASP.Net source into the resulting JScript, we now...
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    Visual Studio and Internationalization

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    Our developer customer base for Visual Studio is truly global. A significant portion of the Visual Studio user base is international, and as a result, we spend a lot of time and energy making sure that Visual Studio yields a great experience, regardless...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

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    We finished the RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 in August 2012 and launched it in September. At that time, we committed to releasing new value into Visual Studio via a regular cadence of Visual Studio Updates, and in November 2012 we released our first...
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    Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate

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    I’m excited to announce the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Team Foundation Server 2013! The release is available for download now on the Visual Studio product website and is a "go-live" release. Starting today...
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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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    TypeScript: JavaScript Development at Application Scale

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    In addition to supporting industry-standard programming languages, such as C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the most recent examples...
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    Visual C++ Futures

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    I have got a number of emails and comments from some of you recently wanting to know more about the future of Visual C++. The Visual C++ team has been looking at what they should in VC++ to ensure that the direction of the product aligns closely...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta and Visual Studio support for Vista

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    Today, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the beta of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. Based on your feedback, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer reports, MSDN Product Feedback...
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    Announcing: C# Edit and Continue support for Visual Studio 2005

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    A few weeks ago, I updated my blog by writing about Microsoft’s commitment to VB.Net . This posting generated a healthy discussion between C# & VB developers with both camps championing their favorite features. A nice feature for our VB customers...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online

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    Today, I’m very excited to launch Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1. I am also thrilled to announce Visual Studio Online, a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the development experience in the cloud. Visual Studio...
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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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    Nulls not missing anymore

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    In the past, I have talked about how your feedback is a critical part of us building the right product. Recently, we took a big DCR (Design Change Request) into Visual Studio 2005 that was in response to your feedback. This was a hard call, because it...
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    Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 shipped!

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    Earlier today, we shipped Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0! This is by far the best Visual Studio and .NET Framework release that we have ever done. I am very proud to be a part of the team that did a phenomenal job of delivering this fantastic...
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    Visual Studio 2005 update

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    We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been releasing Community Technology Previews regularly since Beta 2 and will have one...
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    F# - A Functional Programming Language

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    One of the important themes in programming languages over recent years has been a move to embrace ideas from functional programming . Language features such as lambda expressions in C# and generics in .NET 2.0 have roots in functional languages, and...
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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 C++ Libraries update

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    Early in August, I blogged about our early thinking on Visual C++ post Orcas . The C++ team and I got a huge amount of great feedback on this. Thanks for the same. The team is looking at the feedback and finalizing plans for where we should be focusing...
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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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    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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