Additional Free Refactorings Available for Refactor

If you have registered your free copy of Refactor you are eligible for two new refactorings from Developer Express to add to the existing options already available in the product.  If you have not already tried Refactor you can download Refactor for free and register to get this additions. The new refactorings for the Registration Bonus…


Lots and Lots of Code Samples

We have been busy publishing and posting code samples for Visual Basic 2005 the last week or so.  For starters (sorry, no pun intended) there are two new start kits. The first is a Shareware Starter Kit.  The Shareware Starter Kit is a sample application that implements the common features in shareware applications. The Shareware…

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Developer Division Executive Blogs

Not everyone is aware that a large number of Microsoft Executives and leaders have blogs of their own.  Check out the listing of Developer Division Leaders and their blogs on the Visual Studio Dev Center.  Now you can read about the latest information right from the top. Visual Basic developers should check out Rob Copeland’s Blog. …

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Free Online Books

For those of you that were wondering if I got stuck in Florida or something after Tech Ed, the answer is no.  My password had gotten messed up and I could not log into my own blog.  Every time I wanted to do something I could not sign in but I was so busy with…

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Visual Studio 2005 Launch Date

If you where not at Tech Ed or missed the press last week the launch date for Visual Studio 2005 is the week of November 7th.  You can read the press announcement here.

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Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 Go Live License

It seems that some folks have not scrolled down far enough on the Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 downloads page to see the links about the Go Live License.  It is worth pointing out also that it includes the Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 family of product (except Team Foundation Server).  This is both ASP.NET,…

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New MSDN (and VB) Forums

MSDN Forums Beta just shipped!  Check out http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ to see the new community-based online customer support for Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework, Team System, and more—with later expansion planned to cover the entire Microsoft developer platform.  The VB 2005 support forum is at http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=32. Note the 2005 in the descriptions.  These forums are for the…