DirectX Developer Center

It seems like a lot of stuff went down while I was off on vacation. The new DirectX Developer Center is now open for business. When you’re looking for that updated DirectX SDK, just keep this link in mind: http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/ We’re also linking to a new case study that’s very interesting: Microsoft Simplifies Development of…

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Don’t Miss this Upcoming Whidbey Chat

Update: The transcript for this chat is available here. Here’s a chat you’re not going to want to miss. It looks like Eric Rudder will be there to answer some questions. Here are the details: What’s New in Whidbey?Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, code named Whidbey, will radically improve developer productivity while continuing to provide full…

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Cooking with .NET

I just watched the video of Chris Gray on Channel9. This is a great piece showing how to create a web service to upload pictures from your camerphone to a home server. Chris Gray – Building your own home serverChris Gray, a developer in the Windows Server team (yes, we’ve seen Chris before in the…


VS Editor Zoom

In case you haven’t seen this, it’s an awesome add-in project that you’ll want to try out. I found it via the vs2005news’s WebLog. This add-in creates a zoom control toolbar that lets you specify the how much you want to magnify the text in Visual Studio. There’s a project for Visual Studio 2003 and…


Building Win32 Applications Using Visual C++ 2005 Express

A number of people have asked about building Win32 applications using the Visual C++ 2005 Express beta. I’ll take you through the basic steps here and I’ll try to get a more detailed page posted early this week. Building Win32 applications with express is a three step process: Install the Platform SDK Set the paths…

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VS 2005 Team System Overview Article

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Visual Studio 2005 Team System, there’s an overview article by Prashant Sridharan that’s a must read. It’s very clear and has some nice graphics describing the system. I’m starting to get very excited about the next version of Visual Studio. From the article: Visual Studio 2005…


Security Webcast Week Starts Monday

Tomorrow starts a week of security webcasts at Microsoft. Developer Security Webcast Week February 16 – 20, 2004Microsoft announces a special week of webcasts addressing the most important and newly emerging security issues surrounding developers. Topics range from corporate security reviews and computer crime to a host of webcasts aimed specifically at developers. These webcasts…