What’s New in Visual Basic 9

I’m here in Denver, Colorado where the sun shines bright and the snow is white! I spoke at a Microsoft event yesterday on Visual Basic 9 language features including LINQ and XML Literals and I had a great turn out for the session. I uploaded the deck and samples to Code Galley: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/whatsnewvb which expand a bit upon the LINQ How-Do-I videos. Have a look and let me know what you think. It was great to get everyone excited about VB 9 and all the awesome productivity features this version has to offer.

There’s a great .NET Community here in Colorado. Kathleen Dollard (VB MVP) was gracious to not only pick me up from the airport, get our ears pierced, drive me to Ft. Collins for the .NET User Group, drive me back to Denver in the snow in the middle of the night, help me out at the event.. BUT also is taking me sight-seeing tomorrow. THIS is community, baby!