IronPython 2.0 Released

IronPython 2.0 was just released to codeplex for download.  Here are a few important links: Home page for the project is here Download is here Release notes are here The key change for this release is having IronPython now written on top of the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR).  The DLR allows multiple dynamic languages to…

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TechEd EMEA 2008 Keynote, Including SharePoint Tools for VS

Today in the TechEd Developers Keynote in Barcelona we announced a number of new features we haven’t talked about yet in Visual Studio 2010.  In the keynote, I spent most of my time in the tools and little on the slides (pretty common in Developer Division <g>).  I’ve include a basic overview of the key…

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Service Pack 1 for VS2008 SP1 and .NET FX 3.5 Now Live

You can now download the SP1 for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework here.  Like any service pack this release contains bug fixes for issues you have reported.  What’s probably most exciting to me though is all the new functionality that has been enabled in the release.  ScottGu did a couple of good write ups…

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Melbourne Videos Live

In March I did the keynote for our Heroes Happen Here launch in Melbourne.  While at the launch event I did a series of videos with builder au which are now live on the site: On managing the developer team for Visual Studio: http://www.builderau.com.au/video/soa/Tips-for-managing-smart-people/0,2000064338,22450377p,00.htm All things LINQ: http://www.builderau.com.au/video/soa/Eliminating-boilerplate-code-with-LINQ/0,2000064338,22450375p,00.htm Designer vs developer: http://www.builderau.com.au/video/soa/Visual-Studio-vs-Expression-Suite/0,2000064338,22450378p,00.htm Non C# languages…

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Announcing Popfly Game Creator

My boys (11 and 13) *love* playing video games.  I’ve also spent time trying to get them interested in authoring their own game software using Visual Studio.  I once started writing a game with my son, showing him how to create a project, importing System.Drawing, then drawing a line. Next we changed the color.  I…

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VC++ 2008 Feature Pack Released Today

The VC++ 2008 Feature Pack, with a new version of MFC and an implementation of TRE1, has officially been released today!  The download is free for for any VS2008 Standard or above customer and is a fully supported product.  You can find the download here. The key new features for MFC include the ability to…

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Silverlight 2 Map / DataGrid Demo (Part 2)

In Part 1 we created a n-tier Silverlight application which used LINQ and Silverlight 2 including the new controls.  That version takes a simple text box parameter for the state we want to look for.  Now let’s spruce it up a bit with a map component.  The end result will look like this: I’ve posted…

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Silverlight 2 Map / DataGrid Demo (Part 1)

I did the keynote speech for VS Live in San Francisco on 3/31 and included a demo of how to use the new Silverlight 2 features including the DataGrid.  I wanted to write up the steps required to reproduce my demo for anyone that wants to build it themselves.  The demo shows how to use…

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Lang.NET Videos Back Online

I had posted a pointer to our Lang.NET videos here, but unfortunately the site they were hosted on was overwhelmed by the interest.  The videos have been re-posted to a more robust network and are ready for viewing again. Please accept our apologies for the time delay and initial failure.  I hope you will enjoy the…

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Announcing Silverlight Support for Nokia Devices Including S60

Part of my role as GM for Visual Studio is driving our Mobility efforts in the Developer Division (including Windows Mobile, .NET Compact Framework, and Silverlight).  Today I’m happy to announce an agreement between Microsoft and Nokia to take Silverlight to a wide range of Nokia devices.  You can read the official press release from…

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