Sample Browser–The Next Visual Studio Extension You’ll Install

The one software design pattern that I have used in just about every application I’ve written is “cut-and-paste,” so the new “Sample Browser” – read sample as a noun not an adjective – is a great boon to my productivity. Provided by the Microsoft All-in-One Code Framework in conjunction with the Visual Studio Team and…

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Windows 8 AND Visual Studio 2012 Completion Milestones

It’s been a busy day! Both the Windows 8 team and the Visual Studio teams have reached significant milestones in their respective releases. Per Steven Sinofsky’s blog, Windows 8 has been Released to Manufacturing (RTM), and the Windows Store is officially open for paid applications and company accounts (and with a considerable expansion in the…

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Azure Achievements in Visual Studio

Here’s a random fact. Did you know that the Latin words for “school” and “fun” are one and the same: ludus? So while gamification may be a new word, the concept of combining fun and learning certainly isn’t, and that fact hasn’t been lost on the Channel 9 Team. In January, they launched the Visual…

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Visual Studio 2011 ALM Roadshow

With all the buzz around Windows 8 lately, don’t forget the killer tool that’s going to make all those new, immersive Metro experiences possible – Visual Studio 2011.  I’ve just updated my April calendar to reflect the two Northeast stops (NYC and Waltham) on the Visual Studio 2011 ALM Roadshow. Join us for a half-day…

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Leap into Windows 8!

I suspect you might have heard here or there that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available, having been officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress earlier today in Barcelona. Of course, Windows 8 needs apps! and that’s where you come in. Join the developers that already have apps in the Windows 8 store…

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HTML5 and CSS3 support in Visual Studio 2010

Just a quick post to pass on the release of the Web Standards Update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (and for Visual Web Developer Express).   If you’re like me, you learn by doing, and with this update you’ll get Intellisense and validation for the more common HTML5 features like Video and audio tags, Drag and…

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The Launch Rolls On – Northeast Roadshow and More

Thanks to all of those who turned out for the Visual Studio 2010 launch event in Boston on Thursday.  There was definitely a vast variety of technology presented, all providing food for thought as to how you’ll answer the question “What will you do with Visual Studio 2010.” Well, I can tell you what Chris…

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Cavalcade of Camps: Launch and Learn – May 15th

Day 5 of camp-mania brings you yet another free training event, this one focused on getting your feet wet, hands dirty, and brain around all that Visual Studio 2010 has to offer.  Griff Townsend, president of the Tech Valley .NET Users Group in the Albany, New York area, is putting together a hands-on Launch and…

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Visual Studio 2010 Launches Far and Wide

“the waiting is the hardest part” – Tom Petty   Vegas  Well, wait no longer, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 are released as of today, with the official announcement coming at DevConnections in Las Vegas.  If you’ve been working with the betas or RCs, you’re already familiar with and probably relying on a…

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What’s Up at Mix: IE9, JQuery and Open Data

It’s day 2 of MIX 10, and today’s keynote was all about the Web: from the browser, to standards, to development tools, to empowering applications via data services. Dean Hachamovitch led things off with Internet Explorer 9 and Microsoft’s focus on five aspects of consuming content on the web: Performance IE9 brings with it a…

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