Interesting Commentary

Richard Grimes posted his final column in Dr. Dobbs the other day. Dan Fernandez replied to part of it in his blog and I also found Scott Swigart’s reply on some of the VB comments interesting. What do you think?


Interview with VBUG in the UK

I recently did a chat with Graham Parker, George Gallagher, Richard Costall and Geoff Hirst with VBUG.NET in the UK.  It was a pretty interesting IM conversation and they were nice enough to post the transcript here.  We covered everything from the future of Visual Basic to upgrade paths from VB6. Let me know what…


I need .NET Framework 2003 Applications!

I’m working to create a library of applications that we can use for testing compatibility between .NET Framework 2003 applications and Whidbey applications.  We don’t need source in order to do this, all we need is the binaries for the application, instructions to install it, and permission from you to run it.  We’re working with…


Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Happy Chinese New Year!  (well, a couple of days late). As a part of my Chinese New Year resolutions, I’m going to write more in this blog, so look for an entry at least weekly.  I spent last week down at VSLive and had a chance to catch up with a bunch of folks even…


Job Opening: VB Content Strategist

It’s been a while since I’ve written in my blog, primarily because I finally went on vacation and then went straight from Jackson Hole to the Visual Basic User Group Tour in Asia.  Matt Gertz and I visited Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in 6 days.  Yes, that’s right 4 hotels in 6 days…


Great Migration Content

Jackie Goldstein, the Regional Director from Israel, did a migration tour through Europe last year where he gave some great information on bringing VB6 applications forward to .NET.  It was a 10-stop, 1 day-per-stop seminar.  I’ve seen Jackie’s content and it’s good stuff – It’s now available online at  Check it out and let…


European User Group Tour

So I’m very remiss in not having already blogged about the European User Group tour.  In the two weeks after TechEd Europe at the end of June, the VB team visited 11 different user groups around Europe including Amsterdam, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Vic, Porto, London, Zagreb, Paris, Geneva and Zurich.  Overall, people were pretty psyched…


Soma’s Blog

Have any of you checked out Soma’s blog ?  For those of you who don’t know Soma, he’s the VP who owns all of developer tools and sets direction for the development teams.  I’m psyched that he’s joined the blogosphere and started to tell us what he’s thinking about.  In this case, he was writing…


Hiring for VB

We’re looking for a new writer/programmer to join the VB team.  If you’re passionate about helping people to understand how to create world-beating applications in VB, check out the description below.   Developer Tools User Education is looking for an experienced, creative writer with strong programming skills for the Visual Basic team. In this role,…


Some more on Express

If you haven’t already checked it out, take a look at the Express blog  You should also go download the bits at the Express download center . More later….