Visual Studio 2010 Survey

It’s been just over 6 months since we launched Visual Studio 2010 in April. I hope you’ve been busy digging in and taking VS out for a spin. Your feedback was invaluable to us as we were building VS – thank you! It’s a great time for us to hear what you think so far. We are especially interested in…

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Sample: WPF Picture Viewer for VS2010

A while back I wrote a tutorial that showed how to write a beginning WPF application using VS2010.  I got an email from a developer who ran into problems getting things working.  I’ve just posted a full working copy of the sample for those who want to either start with one that works or figure…

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September 29th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

Quick recap of what’s been happening around the team lately.  ALM Summit in Redmond (November 16-18) – A great opportunity to network with peers, share best practices and learn from ALM experts.  Brian Harry walks through details of this exciting summit that is just around the corner. Vision Clinic Walkthrough Sample Code Now Available in…

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Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools Tutorial

Today we announced availability of the Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools. Details of the announcement can be found on Soma’s blog. This CTP installs on top of the final Windows Phone Developer Tools announced last week and enables you to write Windows Phone 7 apps in Visual Basic. Installation steps for this CTP…

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Sept. News: TFS Power Tools, VSPackage Builder, LightSwitch tutorial, VS Extension, TIP walkthrough

I’m kicking off a new blog series that showcases a quick recap of some of the things happening around Visual Studio. TFS Power Tools Release Available – The TFS team recently released the latest version of power tools with 3 “new features” – Admin Console Backup/Restore Wizard, Team Explorer Enhancements, and TFPT Branches. Introducing the VSPackage Builder – The…

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LightSwitch Beta1 Now Available, Building Your First App

Introduction When we introduced LightSwitch earlier this month we promised a broadly available beta of the product on 8/23.  I’m happy to announce that LightSwitch Beta 1 is now available for download.  I’ve included a detailed walk through (including setup instructions) to help you get your first LightSwitch application up and running.  Before we do…

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LightSwitch Architectural Overviews

Last week we announced LightSwitch, a new tool for developers to make it easier to build line of business applications.  You gave us a lot of great feedback, thank you for all of the comments and questions!  One of the key requests was to provide more information about the architecture of the applications that are…

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Sample Update: Windows Phone 7 Example Application for Beta Tools

In May I wrote a sample Windows Phone 7 application using the CTP tools.  I’ve just updated the sample to work against the Beta tools (you can always find the latest tools here).  In this version I’ve updated the formatting of the main page to use styles to help clean up the markup.  I also…

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Introducing Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™

Today during the VSLive! keynote here in Redmond I announced a new product called Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™, which is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and cloud.  LightSwitch is a new member of the Visual Studio family focused on making it easy to develop line of business applications. At their…

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Updated Productivity Power Tools Now Available

Last month we announced the Productivity Power Tools at TechEd in New Orleans.  The next version of those tools are now available here.  This updated version provides fixes and changes based on your feedback (thanks!) including the ability to turn individual features on/off.  Sean has a great blog post on the Visual Studio team blog…

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