StickyNotes Professional Edition for Visual Studio

Our good friend Pablo Galiano has just released StickyNotes Professional Edition for Visual Studio over the holidays. You may think that the Professional Edition is just an improved version of the the previous free CTP edition, but it is actually totally different and improved. The original version has the limitation that the sticky notes can…

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Foldable Display

OLED displays are already awesome enough. Here is a foldable one that would even be cooler. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081125-blue-oleds-and-foldable-displays-on-tap.html Everyone wants a larger screen phone so they can better browsing and user experience, but nobody wants to carry a large phone. Something like this could really change the game.  Update: Maybe foldable OLED displays will find their…

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Economic downturn requires a scorecard too?

For the past several months, we have been constantly bombarded by bad economic news. The massive evaporation of capital wealth on Wall Street makes for very depressing lunch time conversations. The rollercoaster ride of the Dow Jones index is making people cheer one day and cry the next (unfortunately, there is much more crying than…

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After the Long Silence…

I have finally decided to change the name of my blog after radio silence for many weeks. The reason that I haven’t been blogging is that I have moved to a new team within Microsoft. In my new role, there isn’t much to blog about, since the project is confidential. However, I thought I might…

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Localized VS Shell (w/ SP1) Download Links

Several developers have asked me whether we provide localized versions of the VS Shell. The answer is a resounding YES! Of course, it’s a little difficult to find the download links, so I have included them below:   Integrated Mode Isolated Mode English Link Link Japanese Link Link Korean Link Link German Link Link Italian…

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Now Available

Yesterday, we posted the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. The download links are below: Downloads Visual Studio 2008 SP1 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions with SP1 Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server SP1 Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode) with Service Pack 1 Visual Studio…

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How do I pick what features are included in my VS Shell (isolated) based application?

Since releasing the VS 2008 Shell (isolated), we have been working on service pack 1 with a number of significant improvements, including a reduced redistributable size. But the most common questions we hear from developers is "How do I go about picking exactly what features and components are included in my isolated Shell based application?"…

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Get a PLK or SLK without logging into VSIPMembers.com

We know deploying your VS package can be a pain and there are often a lot of pain with getting a PLK. Now getting a PLK is a lot easier with the page we have launched here.

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VS Gallery Gets New Features!

I was just going around and talking about the VS Gallery on our European Tour, and on last Friday, we have added several new features. Since Anthony did such a great job in summarizing the new features, let me quote him here: — Start of Quote — Today we release a new set of needed…

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Stop 6 (Final Stop): Budapest, Hungary

On Thursday, we had our last VSX European Tour event at the Microsoft office in Budapest. It was wasn’t just a talk for a user group this time. It was a half day event focused specifically on VSX. Sandor Nacsa from the Budapest office helped us set up the event. We had the pleasure of…

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