Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #2 – WCF

This is the second in my series of screen casts of new features in Visual Studio 2008.  WCF has been out since we released .Net 3.0 in October 2006, however, with Visual Studio 2008 we introduce very good tool support for creating, configuring, debugging, testing and consuming WCF Services. Of course it all starts with…

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Visual Studio 2008 – Multi-targeting

As promised, here is the first of my screen casts on Visual Studio 2008.  This one focuses on Multi-targeting which allows you to target one of three versions of the .Net Framework in Visual Studio 2008.  These screencasts will generally weigh in at around 5 mins long.  The video is 1024×768, so you can read…

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Opening up the source of the .Net Base Class Libraries

Today we’ve announced (through ScottGu) that we are opening up the source code (complete with comments) for some of the .Net Base Class Libraries. The purpose of this is to enable richer debugging support inside Visual Studio 2008 which will be released later this year. When you hit a breakpoint in Visual Studio 2008 on a…

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Visual Studio 2008 Shell and VS2008 SDK

I’ve had a couple of customers ask about using the Visual Studio Shell and given I’ve just stumbled upon some info about it, I thought I’d share it. Firstly the Shell will be a free component of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK when it ships.  Initially it was (is?) available only to VSIP partners (register…

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Whats new in Visual Studio 2008 – talk and demo

We are kicking off a series of events for anyone interested in getting an update on new tools, technology and platform advances. We are calling these “Microsoft Unplugged”. Nathan kicked these events off last week with an overview of Windows Server 2008. This week its my turn.  I’ll be presenting at Microsoft in Auckland this Friday…

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MSDN Flash – Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008

I know – the last one only just came out yesterday.  I’ll blame the spam legislation 🙂  Here is this weeks – should be in your mail box Friday or early next week. Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight 1.0 is out! The final release of Silverlight was announced a couple of weeks ago,…

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My User Group Tour kicks off… here is my schedule

Next week my User Group Tour kicks off.  This is the first one since last year, and I have more user groups to go to now too. I’m presenting on Visual Studio 2008 which is due to RTM late this year and launch next March. Title: A Lap around Visual Studio 2008Abstract: Explore all the…

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BootCamp 07 – November 3-4

You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp – just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd (Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South Island. The other interesting thing about this code…

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Open XML Sample coming your way

Last year I was speaking on the Open XML file formats in Office 2007.  Initially I wasn’t thrilled to be speaking on the subject, however the more you dig into this area, the more compelling this file format is.  The developer story around Open XML is particularly interesting and quite compelling. Part of .Net 3.0…

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Visual Studio Express Betas released

We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU’s. You can go to the pretty download page here. The express editions include some of the cool new features of the full version including the O/R Designer (for LINQ), RSS support via WCF and WPF integration with…

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