Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Update

Big news today from ScottGu’s blog is that there will be another public preview release of VS2010 and .NET 4 before shipping the final product. Read on for an excerpt from Scott’s blog for why… In October we shipped the public Beta 2 release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.  The feedback on the…

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here

Microsoft announced today the immediate availability of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 to MSDN subscribers with general availability following on 21 October. Check out and download Beta 2 Featured overviews and walkthroughs Tell us what you think so far Submit a bug Ask our product manager a…

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Visual Studio 2008 Centre in Silverlight

One of the first Silverlight-enabled development centres for Visual Studio 2008 has been launched.  Some of the features include: Animated landing page that highlights some of the features of each of the Visual Studio 2008 Express products Interactive menus to explore by interest and by product sections Interactive product feature tours for each of the…

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Sydney Wave Launch Photos

The photos from the Sydney Wave launch have been published to Flickr and there’s some beauties!  Mike Heald also took some pictures, including me behind the Partner-TV camera! Below, from left to right are pictures of Dave Glover, Martin Gregory, Nick Mayhew, Oscar Trimboli, David Lean, me, Callum Meek, Jorke Odolphi, Andy Coates and Richard…

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Get your 2008 Wave Launch T-shirt Here

As per the normal tradition of a launch, the obligatory T-shirt is an absolute must.  Click here to take the quiz (you’ll need to sign in) and correctly answer 8 out of 10 questions about Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 to win.  Terms & Conditions apply naturally, including the need…

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SQL Server 2008 Training

Greg & Andrew both beat me to blogging this.  The Australian Partner Readiness site has three SQL2008 sessions listed: SQL 2008 for Developers SQL 2008 BI – JumpStart SQL 2008 : IT PRO Admin : 1 Day JumpStart Also check these out from Andy’s blog: Application Platform & Windows Server 2008: 1 Day JumpStart BizTalk…

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Andy Lees Videos

I have just posted the third Andrew Lees video to Partner-TV Australia.  Andy visited Australia last month and we interviewed him on Bondi Beach as well as filming the 2008 Launch Wave Partner Briefing at our Sydney office. Partner-TV: 60 Seconds on the 2008 Launch Wave (just over 1 minute) Partner-TV: Andy Lees on the…

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Defy All Challenges

Hat tip to my boss, Kathryn, who sent me the link to this flash site, www.DefyAllChallenges.com where you can either enter the Dev Base or Dev Quest which contains some info about the tools… so watch the videos, make your own Machinima and vote the best creation!

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Looking for ISV Visual Studio 2008 Partners...

  …for a potential case study.  Please get in touch if you are an ISV (a partner who is developing using Visual Studio 2008) who: is based in Australia is using Visual Studio 2008 in an interesting or topical way has been using Visual Studio 2008 for a while has some tangible results (e.g. amount…

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