VS SDK on Vista

I’ve finally gotten around to trying out the VS SDK on Vista with UAC turned on.  Here’s what I had to do to get the VS SDK to install, and a package to compile and run: 1) Installing VS – fairly straightforward, no surprises 2) Installing VS SDK – the self-extracing exe fails to launch setup.exe…


TechEd 2006 – Power To the Pros – Boston

I’ll be at TechEd this year.  Please stop by the VS Extensibility booth for info on extending Visual Studio and the VSIP Partner Program. I’ll try to blog often to give a perspective about the event and the activities that are planned.  I’m already tired just thinking about the calendar.


VS SDK V2 Has Been Released

I’m proud to announce the availability of the V2 VS SDK supporting VS 2005.  This SDK is awesome.  It has some incredible sample content including Iron Python language integration including WinForms Designer integration.  By examining the Iron Python source code (not included in the SDK, but free) you can see how a language can integration…


VS SDK (Oct 2005) for VS 2005 now posted

I’m very pleased to announce the availability of the Visual Studio SDK for Visual Studio 2005. VSIP members can now download the VS SDK for the VS 2005 product (which was recently posted for MSDN subscribers).  This is the SDK necessary to build integrations into Visual Studio 2005. Please note that the VSIPDev.com redirects you to a new site…


PDC Day 3 – Experts, experts, everywhere

C# Futures was packed… So I ended up in an overflow room.  Listening to Anders Hejlsberg talk about delegates, anonymous methods, lambda expressions, generics, etc. was very cool.  It’s really interesting all the things that needed to be done to the C# language in order to make the LINQ (Language Integrated Query) syntax work. Dynamic…


PDC Day 3 – Domain Specific Languages – the future of Modeling

Bob Muglia’s General Session – Windows Server… I just got out of Bob Muglia’s keynote and it was great to see so many cool things happening in the Windows Server product.  In particular I was impressed with IIS7 and it’s capabilities.  They designed an extensibility mechanism in IIS that allows an admin to completely control…


Visual Studio and Windows Workflow Designer rocks! – PDC Day 2

At the morning keynote I saw a great integration with Visual Studio in the Windows Workflow Designer.  I’m sitting in the PDC general session this morning and during Eric Rudder’s keynote he invited the Windows Workflow Foundation team to demonstrate their cool tools.  The really awesome thing that I saw was a great design surface…


PDC Day 1 – Power Outages and Uploads

Well, yesterday was very eventful. Just after my previous post, we broke for lunch and just as we were starting to present our after-lunch information the power went out in Los Angeles.  Not just in the Convention Center, but all over the city.  According to reports 2 million people were affected.  It was an interesting…


PDC Day 0 – Precon

Hello.  I’m sitting in 501ABC for the PDC05 Preconference Session on Visual Studio Extensibility. If you are coming to the PDC, please drop by and say hello! I, along with Phil Taylor, Doug Hodges, Craig Skibo, am presenting information today.  We have 6 hours of content to talk about VS Extensibility, VS Architecture and demo…


VSIP Dev Lab

We just completed another Dev Lab on the Microsoft campus.  This is an event for partners to bring their VS integrations on campus and have Microsoft help them get their code working with the latest platforms. In this case we have several partners that are getting ready to launch their integrated tools when we launch…