Buying a Visual Studio 2010 product key or extending the Visual Studio 2010 Trial Edition

Like me you probably installed the trial edition of Visual Studio 2010 a while back…and are now probably wondering how to activate your installation.  -And if you tried this over the last couple of days you probably noticed we had some challenges with the Product Key/Store website. (These are NOW fixed though) To obtain a…


Visual Studio Release Candidate Now Available

Today 4pm Visual Studio release candidate was released to MSDN Subscribers = Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (For the rest of the world it goes live Wednesday at 12:00pm via Microsoft Downloads) Please let us know what you think! -The two easiest ways to let us know what they think are: · Release Candidate Survey · Visual Studio Connect…


Work Item Query (WIQ) files not opening in Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

Just had one of my friends from the CLR Team(Ashwin Kamath) mention that his WIQ queries were opening in the XML editor in Beta2 of Visual Studio 2010.  (You can see he was looking at the bugs you folks have filed on Http://connect.microsoft.com ). Unfortunately this is the second time i have seen something like…


Setting up Offline help/Docs in Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

  If you were like me you were so excited to install Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 that you didn’t install the documentation initially… Then when you went back to install the docs, the option in the setup dialog was disabled!   Well never fear you CAN install offline docs after the initial installation –and the…


Meet the Parallel development team July 1st 9am PST

This week I have the PCP team (Stephen Toub; Andrea Nassisi and Dana Groff) doing the first of what I am guessing will be many sessions on the topic of getting ready for tomorrows multi core hardware…this both from managed and unmanaged code.   Please remember come early if you want a “seat” on the phone…


Seattle User Group June 16: Team Foundation Developers Unleashed (Dashboards)

Two of our senior Team Foundation Server developers Phil Hodgson and Ben Amodio will be joining us tonight at the Seattle user Group! Title: Using and creating actionable Dashboards using Team Foundation Server 2008 and 2010. Abstract: The typical user group has the Microsoft Program Managers doing the presentation while the developers are safely locked…


Up close and personal with the Visual Studio 2010 Editor Team

Once again I would like to thank you for joining us last week on the topic of Visual Studio Setup. This week, we have something even better with the team that has built the new editor: Sean Laberee; Kav Latiolais; Selma Ikizto and Brittany Behrens (whom many of you may have already met on the…