Looking to create a more compelling experience for your users? Silverlight? WPF? Expression? Does it all sound like gibberish? The Mid Atlantic Roadshow is coming to your backyard!

From the Cheesesteaks of Philadelphia to the crab cakes of Maryland my fellow geeks Dani Diaz and G. Andrew Duthie are hitting the road and coming to you!  If you have been curious about the latest releases of Developer and Designer tools from Microsoft but don’t know where to start these events are for you. …

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Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference (EntDevCon) Live Streaming today!

Tired of hearing from Microsoft about their Solutions?  Want to hear real stories from real customers and partners?  It’s time to Go Beyond Hello World – it’s time for the EntDevCon. Doug Hauger, GM of Windows Azure, will be kicking of the Keynote at the sold-out EntDevCon this morning at 9AM EST.  Can’t make it…

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Should I upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 SP1? Does it work with Silverlight?

As you may have heard, we released Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM earlier this week.  Even though I wear a Microsoft badge – I always like to wait a bit before I install any RTM release on my "production" machine.  This isn’t to say I don’t have all the latest beta bits on two of…

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Using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta with Silverlight

Beta 1 of SP1 for Visual Studio and .Net Framework is now available for download.  This is a huge update with a lot of new features and performance enhancements.  Not to mention pixel shaders in WPF!  I have always wanted to tap natively into my Nvidia’s shader engine without having to learn DirectX and now…

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Ruby in Steel – Ruby Development using VS2008 Shell

Ruby on Steel Text Edition allows Ruby developers to code using all the power of the VS IDE.  The All In One Solution Includes a free copy of Visual Studio 2008 (Ruby language only), and a simple setup program to install Ruby, Rails, Visual Studio, MySQL and Ruby In Steel.  Optimized for Coding Ruby and…

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Silverlight 1.1 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 RTM Available!

Go grab them here. Via Scott Guthrie… ” The tools alpha refresh released today has the same feature-set as the Silverlight Tools Alpha add-on which was previously available for Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 (it has simply been updated to work with the final VS 2008 release).  This feature-set includes basic Silverlight 1.1 project system support, XAML markup editing and…

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Visual Studio 2008 is RTM and available for download!

Visual Studio 2008/.Net Framework 3.5 is out and available.  Thanks to all the great feedback you gave during Beta 2 the team was able to release ahead of schedule.  What a wonderful Thanksgiving present. =) This is the best release of VS to date, rife with innovations from profound IDE enhancements, debugging, performance, CLR to…

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Visual Studio meets World of Warcraft

         Scott Guthrie showcased the extensibility of Visual Studio 2008 last week at the DevConnections conference in Las Vegas.  For those not in the know, World of Warcraft is the number one Massive Multiplayer Online Game right now for the PC with over 9 million monthly subscribers worldwide (myself being one of them).  WoW uses…

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Important – VS2008 Beta 2 VPC expires on Nov 1st!

Looks like the Base OS image that the VPC uses is expiring early.  I know a lot of you have been using the VPC to play with Orcas, myself included.                             Here is the scoop… We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1,…

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Microsoft releasing Source Code for the .NET Libraries?

You bet!  With the release of Visual Studio 2008 Microsoft will be making viewable the Source Code for a lot of the libraries in .NET 3.5.  There will be two methods of viewing the source: a downloadable browsing format, or integrated into Visual Studio.  When integrated developers will be able to actually step through the…

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