Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is now available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7. This toolkit is designed to make it easier for phone developers to leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.  The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized…

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Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack and Productivity Power Tools are now Available!

A feature pack and power tool are now available for Visual Studio 2010. The first is the VS 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack while the other is the VS 2010 Productivity Power Tools. Jason Zander has blogged about these features packs in great detail, and you can read the article here. The main highlights…

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TFS Migration and Integration Solution page

I often get asked by customers interested in TFS about what would it take to migrate their existing source control data over to TFS or what solutions are available to connect TFS with another bug tracking systems. Our MSDN site team just published a new page summarizing all of the tools and services offerings provided…

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Bing’ing around

I’ve been a using Bing when it was only available internally to Microsoft employees and now externally since it’s been officially released. I heard a lot about its new features and how it’s more of a “decision” engine rather than yet another search engine. I was very skeptical about the whole marketing message about it…

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Bing – Search Overload is Over

You may or may not have heard of Bing yet. No…it’s “not just an expensive piece of equipment that only goes ‘Bing’,” it’s Microsoft’s newest search decision engine. It does a lot things a traditional search engine does, but it also does a really good job trying to put more context around the search as…

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Win7 and ISO Images

There are a lot of utilities out there that will allow you to burn ISO images to a CD or DVD like Nero and Power2Go. But if you don’t want to waste the time or plastic to make disc, your best bet is use a program that can mount an ISO just a like it…

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Get 25% Off Microsoft Expression Professional Subscription Sales Promotion

Microsoft Expression is the brand name of our design and interactive media tools. It’s made up five different products: Expression Web Expression Blend Expression Design Expression Media Expression Encoder Expression Web is our tool for creating standards-based Web sites. It’s the next version of what used to be called FrontPage. Expression Blend is tool for…

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Are you ready for the Team System Pep Talk?

Along the same vain as “I’m a PC” and the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld ads, Visual Studio Team System now their own set of commercials (online) in the form of Pep Talks. After watching the initial talk, there are a few “game” films that discuss what you need in your “Team System” to work as a…

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Webcasts: Visual Studio Technology Overviews

Over the next few months, my colleagues and I will be doing a number of webcasts covering different aspects of Visual Studio Team System. The schedule and topics are listed below. Hope you can make it. Date and Time Title and Link Description (on-demand recording available) Webcast Series: How to license and manage MSDN Subscriptions…

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ZoomIt v3.02 is out

It’s pretty much a default reflex that whenever I install Visual Studio on a demo machine/environment, I increase the font size so that people can see the code better when using a video projector. But when it comes to the other windows within the IDE, there isn’t a way you change those font sizes. Mark…

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