Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2005 Upgrade Guidance Released

Also new out from the patterns and practices group is a set of upgrade guidance for Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2005 (and 2003).   You can find everything here but below is short overview of what you can get.Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005 Guide – A large,…


New Composite UI Application Block

The patterns and practices team has just released a new Composite UI Application Block.  Below is a short summary, or you can get more information here. The Composite UI Application Block December 2005 Release is a source code-based component built on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 that provides proven practices to build complex smart client…


Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training

With the holiday’s coming lots of people have some extra time on their hands, with this in mind MSDN and Microsoft Learning got to together to give you something to do, free training!We were trying to figure out what course to give away and decided to let you pick.  That’s right pick one of 6…


Edit and Continue and Rude Edits

The Visual Basic team blog has posted a good entry about Edit and Continue and Rude Edits.  Edit and Continue was reintroduced with Visual Basic/Visual Studio 2005.


VBUG 2005 Winter Conference – Reading, UK

When we rolled out the new Developer Center pages with the VS 2005 launch last week one of things that we deployed was a couple of reporting tools that we are doing a comparison and analyses of.  One of the most interesting reports to me was a report that did a reverse look up on…


VB 6.0 Upgrading Podcasts

Duncan MacKenzie has posted links to some really good VB 6.0 to .NET Podcasts that he found.  You can check them out here.


Pre-RTM Visual Studio 2005 Automatic Uninstall Tool

You should install the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005 on a clean machine, that is one that did not have a prior BETA or CTP installed on it.  This is not possible for everyone and there are many people that had prior builds installed.  Dan Fernandez has posted a link to an automatic uninstall…


Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 Released

The first Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 has been released. According to the downloads page it contains: The Feature Pack is a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2005. It includes: Latest versions of redistributable components for SQL Server 2005 Latest versions of add-on providers for SQL Server…


New Web Deployment Project for ASP.NET

New on the ASP.NET site today is a cool thing for deployment — Web Deployment projects. (Download here.) This is an add-in VS project type that manages an MSBuild file and lets manage you all sorts of build configurations, pre- and post-processing, etc.Included with the new project type is a new utility (Aspnet_merge.exe) that takes…


VS and SQL Officially Launched

It’s official, Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now launched.  Not only can the general public purchase both of these products, but the trial downloads are available as well as the no-cost Express downloads.   As part of the launch MSDN has released an updated Visual Studio Dev Center and we have updated…