Holiday Gifts for Developers

Tis the season of giving, and well, if you’re a developer, wouldn’t you like to receive gifts that you can actually play around with and write code against? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an online guide highlighting extensible hardware and software for developers? Yes, it’s the first of its kind, the Coding4Fun Holiday Gift Guide….


coolest.job.ever – Express Product Manager

**Edit: This position is still open and is now listed on You can find it by searching for Job Code: 151967. Who says Microsoft doesn’t have fun? Well, In my new position I’m currently hiring for what can only be described as the coolest job ever. Read below for all the details: Technical Product Manager…



At Microsoft, the only constant is change… It’s been a wild ride as the C# Product Manager, but I’m officially changing jobs and to become the Lead Product Manager for the Visual Studio Express product line. Leaving C# was a hard decision, especially because IMNSHO, the C# team is one of the best teams in…


Visual Studio Service Pack Roadmap

Scott Wiltamuth blogs about the Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Visual Studio 2005 service packs in response to the issues bloggers have been having with Visual Studio 2005.


Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

I am proud to announce that today, November 7th 2005, we officially released the downloadable versions of Visual Studio 2005 Express on MSDN and they are free to download for one year! Download Visual Studio ExpressYou can download Visual Studio Express from the links below: Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Visual Basic 2005 Express Visual C#…


Pre-RTM Visual Studio 2005 Automatic Uninstall Tool

It’s highly recommended that you install the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005 on a clean machine. But…but…we realize a lot of people have installed some pre-release version of Visual Studio 2005, and to that end, the setup team has created our “best effort” for uninstalling the product, which is the (also unsupported) Automatic uninstall tool….


Getting Visual Studio 2005

Soma just broke the news so we can now all talk about it, Visual Studio 2005 has officially RTM’d! So how can you get the product? Subscriber Downloads:  If you’re an MSDN Subscriber, login and start downloading the RTM version of Visual Studio Team Suite today. This has to be one of the best benefits of being a…


All PDC Sessions available for free for Six Months

Very cool stuff via Mike Swanson’s blog post – 250 hours of content from 200 sessions online available for all. The only question his post *doesn’t* answer is when it’ll be made available. So, how do you get all this goodness? That’s the best answer of all. If you attended PDC05, it’ll be automatically shipped to you…


MS Federal Developer Blog

If you’re a developer/architect that works for the federal government, our fed govt. evangelism team has started a blog just for you. Check it out at: Lots of good VSTS nuggets for your reading pleasure. Subscribed.

Sun and Google announce Web Office *Or not*

The cat is finally out of the proverbial bag. Details here “soon”. Edit: Man, was I (and a lot of the Web) wrong. Sun and Google hold a major press conference to announce, get ready to sit down for this, the Google Toolbar with Java Runtime Environment (JRE). I really have to say this is…