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

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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

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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…

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Error Loading Projects: ResetSkipPkgs

If you are having trouble loading projects and perhaps get an error message like this:  “Project ‘X’ could not be opened because the Microsoft Visual C# 2008 compiler could not be created.” Try passing in these parameters when starting the IDE: devenv /resetskippkgs. This can fix a problem that occurs because you were prompted to…

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Feedback Wanted: Links to C# Tech Info

A couple of us are working on finding a way to surface key links to information in the MSDN library. Perhaps later we will also link to information found throughout the community websites. If we can find the right approach, we might canonize these categorize and links on the Learn page of the C# Dev…

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Webcast: Lighting Up the New Visual Studio 2010 Editor with Rich Extensions (Level 200)

Microsoft Events on MSDN will be hosting a webcast on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The event is designed to familiarize you with the new editor extensions that the WPF redesign have helped make possible. You can find more webcasts, videos, virtual labs and podcasts by following this link. Podcasts RSS for…

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Official Publication of Creating Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio Videos

Though they were previewed earlier this month, we have now officially released the first of Windows Azure series of How Do I videos. Below you find a list of the videos that have been created, along with links to their location in the How Do I Video library. The Developing Windows Azure Applications with Visual…

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Community Convergence LVII

Welcome to the fifty-seventh issue of Community Convergence. In this post I’ll focus on new articles from the C# team, as well as events taking place at PDC. From the C# Team Eric Lippert Closing over the loop variable considered harmful Three Umpires (The Compiler Calls ‘em as it Sees ‘em) Simple names are not so…

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Video: Azure Services in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, Part III

This is the first of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 provides support for the development and deployment of Azure Services applications. In these short How Do I Videos, I filmed Jim Nakashima as he demonstrated practical techniques for quickly deploying applications to the cloud. These videos will eventually be published in…

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Video: Azure Services in Visual Studio Beta 2, Part II

This is the second in a series of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 provides support for the development and deployment of Azure Services applications. In these short How Do I Videos, I filmed Jim Nakashima as he demonstrated practical techniques for quickly deploying applications to the cloud. These videos will eventually be published…

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