Charlie is Moving On

After four wonderful years, I’m leaving my position as a Community Manager at Microsoft. I’ve had a wonderful time working with the C# and the .NET communities and will miss you all. I have no immediate plans to continue this blog elsewhere, but if I do engage again online you will probably be able to…


IronRuby 1.0 Release Candidate 2

The IronRuby team is pleased to announce version 1.0 RC2! Direct download link: This release is also accompanied by a preview release compatible with .NET 4.0 RC: As IronRuby approaches the final 1.0, these RCs will contain crucial bug fixes and enhancements that IronRuby requires to be a fast and compatible 1.0….

Community Convergence LXII

Welcome to the sixty-second community convergence. This is the RC release issue with links to the latest Visual Studio code. The RC Release of Visual Studio 2010 Jason Zander on the Visual Studio 2010 Release. The F# February 2010 Release Iron Python 2.6.1 RC Now Available IronRuby 1.0 Release Candidate 2


Iron Python 2.6.1 RC Now Available

IronPython 2.6.1 comes in two flavors – one that runs on top of .NET 4.0 RC, and one that runs on any other framework starting with .NET 2.0 SP1.  They can be downloaded here: IronPython 2.6.1 RC1 for .NET 2.0 SP1: IronPython 2.6.1 RC1 for .NET 4.0 RC: Note: The .NET Framework 4.0…

VS 2010 RC Released

Microsoft has shipped the RC for Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4! The RC will be made available to the public on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Jason Zander on the release. The download page


New Articles on MSDN: ClickOnce, Office 2007 Business Applications

The following new articles have appeared on MSDN: Certificate Expiration in ClickOnce Deployment Building the Contoso Auto Sales Office Business Application Part 1 Building the Contoso Auto Sales Office Business Application Part 2


Community Convergence LXI

Welcome to the sixty-first community convergence. I’ve highlighted three new articles by HimaBindu Vejella on IDE enhancements, some articles by C# team member Eric Lippert, and one by Jason Zander, the General Manager for Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 IDE Enhancements: Part One Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 IDE…

Community Convergence LX

Welcome to the sixtieth community convergence. I’m going to continue to keep this short, but I plan to update more frequently. Eric Lippert: Why are unused using directives not a warning? Sam Ng: The Pain of deploying Primary Interop Assemblies Scott Hanselman: DynamicQueryable makes custom LINQ expressions easier Scott Hanselman: How many PCs have the .NET…


Help Me Get Started Using Visual Studio

If you are new to Visual Studio, you might be interested in these links: Visual Studio Quick Tour of the Integrated Development Environment How to Arrange and Dock Windows How to Navigate Within the Integrated Development Environment Managing Solutions, Projects, and Files Editing Code and Resource Files Creating Data Applications Using Visual Studio Building Debugging…


Community Convergence LIX

Welcome to the fifty-ninth Community Convergence – now shorter than ever! Below you will see the top links for this week. Alexandra Rusina  Getting Information About Objects, Types, and Members with Expression Trees Eric Lippert What’s the difference between a destructor and a finalizer? Continuing to an outer loop Kirill Osenkov Unable to cast COM…