Announcing Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Today in the BUILD keynote I had the opportunity to show some of the new functionality in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Developer Preview and Microsoft® Team Foundation Server Preview.  MSDN subscribers can download the previews today as well as the new release of .NET Framework 4.5 Developer Preview; general availability is on Friday, September 16….

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Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011 is Available Today

I am happy to say that as of 10:00am PDT today, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is available! MSDN subscribers can download LightSwitch immediately and others can download the 90-day trial.  General availability is on Thursday, July 28th. Get Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 (MSDN Subscribers). If you’re not a MSDN Subscriber, you can download a…

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June 28th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

A quick recap of what’s been happening on the team.  Unit Testing Windows Phone 7 applications – Amit Chatterjee continues his series of posts as he builds his Chronometer Windows Phone 7 application. TFS 2010 SP1 Cumulative Update 1 Available – Learn about the latest cumulative update from the TFS team.  The update prereqs SP1…

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Please welcome Erich Gamma to the Visual Studio team!

Today I am thrilled to announce that Erich Gamma will be joining the Visual Studio team as a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer!  Erich’s contributions have had a huge impact on the software industry.  Erich has a passion for shipping high quality, elegant software, something he shared with the community as co-author of Design Patterns.  He has…

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May 27th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

Last week was Teched North America in Atlanta, GA.  It was a great event and continues to be one of my favorite conferences because we get the chance to engage with both developers and IT professionals. In addition to my announcement of our ALM Roadmap in Visual Studio vNext, there has been quite a bit of videos and blogs…

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Announcing ALM Roadmap in Visual Studio vNext at Teched

I get a lot of questions about the future of Visual Studio; while I can’t talk about everything we’re doing I am excited because today at Teched North America, I announced our vision for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in the next version of Visual Studio. Our vision for ALM can be broken down into three…

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April 19th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

It’s been a while since I’ve done a look back on what’s been happening on the team. I thought this time around I’d surface up the latest posts regarding our March release of the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).   Installing Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Service Pack 1 Together – Heath Stewart published…

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Announcing Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ Beta 2

I’m happy to announce that as of 10:00 AM PDT today Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ Beta 2 is available for download! MSDN subscribers using Visual Studio 2010 can download the beta immediately with general availability on Thursday, March 17. Download LightSwitch Beta 2 (MSDN Subscribers with Visual Studio 2010) Thursday’s 10:00 AM PDT general availability…

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Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

I’m happy to announce that as of 10:00 AM PST the final version of the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available for download! MSDN subscribers can download the bits immediately with general availability on Thursday, March 10. Download Service Pack 1 (MSDN Subscribers) Thursday’s general availability download is here. As described with the…

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Performance Troubleshooting Article and VS2010 SP1 Change

We are getting very near to the final release of VS2010 SP1 (if we were landing a plane the wheels would be down right now with the runway in front of us).  Thanks again for all your feedback and stay tuned for the imminent release of the product. We’ve concentrated heavily on fixing issues you…

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