Hello Profiling

As most of you know corporate reorganization is bound to happen sooner or later.  At Microsoft it probably happens sooner than most other companies and it’s happened to me now.  As we bid farewell to Visual Studio 2010 (which, by the way I’m quite happy with) and look to the future, it’s a great time to…


Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Tech Preview – Available Now

Did you catch the announcement at Mix today about Windows Phone 7 Series Development?  Scott Guthrie announced today, at Mix10 in Las Vegas, the availability of the developer toolset for Windows Phone 7 Series.  The Windows Phone Developer Tools package contains a toolset that will be familiar to Visual Studio developers for Windows Phone 7…


VS 2010 Beta2 has been launched

Check out the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 page on MSDN. I added a countdown control which links to the “Ultimate Offer” – check it out.


What is ‘Progression’?

I’ve been working on Progression for the past 2 years, but there’s not a very good definition that’s been made public about it.  Let me attempt to describe the feature here.  It’s been talked about in a few different ways by Cameron Skinner in his blog and on stage at Tech*Ed as well as some…


Beta2 of VS2010 is almost ready

The Progression team has been hard at work getting the final touches on the Beta2 release of VS 2010.  It’ll be out in a couple of months. If you have Beta1, Beta2 will be a significant improvement in performance and reliability.  Great stuff coming online.  Stay tuned.


Aloha Oahu

In late January I boarded a plane with my family and one-way ticket to Seattle. Yes, the family and I are moving back to Seattle.  We spent almost 2 years in Honolulu and loved almost every minute of it.  Great experiences, nice weather, fabulous beaches, snorkeling.  I even learned to surf.  Ok, well, I took…


Architecture Explorer and Directed Graph Document video

Check out Suhail Dutta’s Channel 9 video/demo of the Architecture Explorer and DGML documents.  He starts with Directed Graph via the Architecture Explorer then goes into the Sequence Designer (generating UML sequences from code) and Layer Designer (validating design intent against implementation).  These two feature both heavily depend upon the Architecture Explorer’s data model (a…


The VS 2010 cat is peeking it’s head out the bag – so to speak

Check out the article on VS 2010.  The screen shot there is my feature!  The new Architecture Explorer and features related to it have been my main focus for the last 18 months.  It’s great to see it getting more light of day. A longer article contains a link to a better image. All week…


Back on Oahu

After a nice week in Redmond (weather was great through Wed, but turned nasty Thu – Sat) I’m back home in Honolulu.  The company meeting was a great experience once again.  I always get a charge out of seeing how big Microsoft is in terms of financial success, but more importantly our impact on the…