Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (1 week later)

Last week, we published the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate.  Since then we’ve seen a strong positive reports from customers about their experience so far with the release.  I meet with a team of about 20 folks every morning to review the latest feedback from a variety of sources and discuss the latest trends and…

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“Going live” with the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

We are pleased to declare that the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 will be supported as a “go live” release. This means that VS2010 RC has met high standards of quality for pre-release software, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications. We hope that you…

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Rangers ship VS2010 readiness materials

Some of you might have noticed the tidal wave of shipping that happened last week. The Rangers have done it again and this time in impressive style with five detailed guides in advance of the VS2010 and TFS2010 releases: Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance: consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS)…

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Fireside chat with Radio TFS

Martin Woodward and Mickey Gousset called me at home a few days ago to talk about Visual Studio, TFS and the upcoming year much like they did last year. Take a listen to our interview here.  It’s always a great pleasure to chat with these guys about some of my favorite topics.  Happy new year!

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Tell us about VS2010 Beta2

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.  We’re very interested in your feedback so we can take action on it before we ship the final…

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Visual Studio 2010 Launch Countdown Sidebar Widget

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 out the door we’re getting very excited about wrapping the project up and launching on March 22, 2010.  As part of that, we’ve created a sidebar widget that you’ll see around town to help us countdown to the big day.  If you’d like to include it on your blog as…

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“Going live” with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

We are pleased to declare Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 a “go live” release (read more about it on Soma’s blog). This means that Beta 2 has met high standards of quality for pre-release software, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications. We hope that…

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Updates to Visual Studio UI

Jason Zander, the Visual Studio general manager, just posted a follow up to his post regarding the new look for VS2010.  Based on popular feedback, we’ve updated the look and feel of our outlining feature.  It’ll be available in our upcoming VSTS 2010 Beta 1 release and we hope you take a look and try…

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VS2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions

Our team, in conjunction with Microsoft Research, have been working on a power tool known as AjaxView which helps measure the performance of web applications that execute JavaScript inside the web browser.  This power tool provides an IIS extension that automatically adds profiling code into a JavaScirpt-based web application as well as a Visual Studio…

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Free VSTS training in Seattle May 21st

Our friends Jeff Levinson and Steve Borg from Northwest Cadence are offering a free day of VSTS training. This session-packed day will show you how to do more with less. Use software development process and Visual Studio Team System tools to cut costs, leverage resources, and get immediate results. Details: Redmond, WA Building 43 Shasta…

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