Volume Shadow Copy SDK

The typical method of accessing Volume Shadow Copy functionality is to use the WMI classes (listed below) but if you are a hardware vendor or just like writing device drivers then you will want access to the direct Win32 calls and I just tracked down the process to get the SDK for the Volume Shadow Copy API’s; specifically the calls in vssapi.dll such…


Visual Basic chats in August 2004

I’ve just finished scheduling the Visual Basic .NET chats for August (and two Thrursdays chats for Visual Basic 2005), and they are now live on the MSDN chat site. ADO.NET with Visual Basic .NETAugust 3, 2004, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. PST (20:00 – 21:00 GMT)Hosts: David Sceppa, Steve Stein, and Steve Lasker Developing Windows Forms…


Chats on Visual Basic 2005

For the past year, I’ve been organizing the Visual Basic chats that appear at http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/. For the most part, these chats focused on answering your questions about Visual Basic. Naturally, now that the Beta 1 for Visual Basic 2005 is available, I wanted to schedule some chats to answer your Beta questions. But after discussing…


Tech Ed!!! three days later

Posted by Alexandre Moura, Visual Basic Compiler QA This was my third day at TechEd – I think that finally I’m developing presentation capabilities – this is my first time at a conference, and I must admit I was a bit unsure about what kind of questions I’d be getting at the booths – Turns out I do…


Tech-Ed San Diego, Wednesday

Posted By: David Guyer, Visual Basic Testing Today I got to meet a lot more people who are similarly enthusiastic about the features I mentioned yesterday. Right now I’m sitting in the Sails pavillion where my day began enjoying the breeze and quiet evening. The issue that came up twice today that I’d like to…


Tech-Ed San Diego, Tuesday.

Posted By: David Guyer, Visual Basic Test Team Today was my first day working the pavillion at Tech-Ed. I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people with a lot of interesting backgrounds and experiences. Here is a list of some of the features of VS 2005 that were drew the most interest…


And they’re off…

(Posted by Steven Lees, Visual Basic program manager) Steve Ballmer kicked off TechEd this morning with his keynote. The transcript should be up here later today. Right now I’m in DEV340, Brian Randell’s on VB Tips and Tricks. It’s a pretty big room and it’s packed–there are a bunch of folks standing up in the back…