Sample: Get Calendar Data Using Exchange Web Services (C#)

When someone asked my former manager David Treadwell what he did on a daily basis his answer was “Go to meetings and delete email”.  Unfortunately that often describes my life as well.  It is always challenging to manage your time.  I want to ensure I’m spending enough on technology, people, customers, etc.  To make this…


Announced at TechEd Europe, Teamprise Client Suite Acquisition

This afternoon in Berlin I gave the Developer General Session (keynote) around Visual Studio 2010.  As part of that keynote we have formally announced the purchase of the Teamprise Client Suite from Teamprise (a division of SourceGear). You can read details on Brian Harry’s blog here. I’m very excited about bringing Teamprise into the Visual…


VS2010 Beta 2 Feedback Survey

Last week we shipped Beta 2 for broad distribution.  Many of you have already sent us comments and improvement suggestions (thanks!) At this point we are down to our final set of bug fixing, perf tuning, etc.  I’m very much interested in your feedback so we can take action on it before we ship the…


Tutorial: Getting Started with TFS in VS2010

Earlier this month we announced the new Basic configuration for TFS.  This configuration gives you an easy to set up version of TFS that supports source control, work items, and builds.  It is a great place to migrate your Visual Source Safe assets and pick up new features in the process.  Now that we have…


Announcing VS2010 / .NET Framework Beta 2!

I’m happy to announce that Beta 2 is now ready for download!  MSDN subscribers may download the beta immediately with general availability on Wednesday.  Beta 2 comes with a “go live” license which means you can start using the product for production related work (see the license agreement with the product for more details). Download…


Announcing TFS Basic!

If you are a SourceSafe user you know VSS is an easy to install and easy to use source control system.  TFS gives you a much more powerful system including not only source control but also work item tracking and build support.  Today we are announcing the new Basic configuration for TFS coming your way…


Staff Meeting Bingo (aka Geo Distributed Engineering Challenges)

Like many of you my engineering organization is spread out around the globe.  With some recent relocations we’ve hit a point where we can no longer have a staff meeting slot that actually works for everyone.  Jeff Beehler (our Chief of Staff for Visual Studio) just sent out a great chart demonstrating the issue as…


Sample: Parsing Content in C# Using IFilter

I’m working on a 3 (or 4) part tutorial right now that requires parsing of PDF files.  The code started to get big enough I decided to pull it out and turn it into a new post that I can use in the series (stay tuned). There are several solutions for reading through various file…


Popfly Game Engine Source Code Released

Ben Anderson just released the source code for the Popfly Game Engine on codeplex.  You can read Ben’s full post here and download the source code here.  The project is a C# Silverlight application that demonstrates several concepts of XAML and .NET for RIA.


Announcing the XP2Win7 Reference Application

If you are like me you’ve been using Windows 7 for a while now and it’s a great release!  There are a number of very cool features in the system, including things like touch and sensor support.  We want to make sure it is easy for you to get started lighting up your application, managed…