Download Install Challenges with VS2008

I’ve seen several folks having problems since we RTM’d VS2008.  These usually manifest themselves as as things like "Download Manager – Error" when trying to access the bits (one example post). Our release team and the MSDN team have been working to rectify these issues which have stemmed primarily from capacity problems on the edge…

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Couple of Historical Facts

At first when I started to see things I’ve worked on talked about in articles I thought it was pretty cool.  And then I started to realize how much is taken down incorrectly.  I’m sure it is hard to piece things together after the fact.  Take this article. A couple corrections: The CLR was actually…

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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 RTM!

Today we released to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5!  I want to congratulate the division on this major accomplishment.  I’ve been building applications all along with VS 2008 and there are some very cool features.  Some of my favorites include LINQ, XML Literals in VB.Net, and the advances in JavaScript development from…

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Tulsa Techfest 2007 Keynote Slides

This morning I gave the opening keynote for the Tulsa TECHFEST 2007 event.  There is great attendance at the event and 16 tracks!  As promised, I have made the slides available online for you to download: Slides are here I’ve blogged information on getting started with Silverlight here At the event about 40% of the…

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Getting Started With Silverlight

I’ve had a number of queries on how to get started with Silverlight after my talk in NYC on Monday.  The best place to get going is the www.silverlight.net site.  There is a wealth of information up there including partner show cases, downloads for the software (runtime and tools), samples, etc. If you want to…

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Slides from VSLive New York Keynote

This morning I presented the keynote on Silverlight at VSLive in New York.  As promised, here are some links related to the talk: Slides for the talk are here You can find everything you need to get started on Silverlight at www.silverlight.net, including bits, demos, sample code, etc You’ll find a lot of additional supporting…

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New Job, New Challenges

Today we announced that I will be moving from the .NET team to run Visual Studio.  I’m really excited about this!  The VS and .NET teams are sister teams under Soma which means I will continue to work very closely with ScottGu.  The products on my team include Mobile (VSD and NETCF), Phoenix, C++, C#,…

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Visiting Microsoft India Campus

I’ve spent this week visiting the Microsoft Campus in Hyderabad, India.  On Wednesday I had a chance to give a talk about the upcomming VS 2008 release and do an overview of Silverlight.  The VS2008 overview can be found here.  ScottGu did a great job pulling together a lot of our Mix material in one…

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Speaking at the Oklahoma City Code Camp

I will be doing the opening talk at the OKC Code Camp this Saturday.  It looks like Raymond has a great agenda lined up with speakers talking about WPF, WCF, WF, Acropolis, and BizTalk.  I’m going to talk a bit more about our .NET Framework roadmap, differences between WPF and Silverlight, and go through some…

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