Visual Studio 2005 RC

Well.. I rolled out of the keynote a few days ago and queued up with the rest of the DVD junkies in order to get the beta software distributed to PDC attendees. Queue was forming fast, but media distribution people (or MDPs) would not start handing out the disks until 11:30 (same time as the end of…


SQL Server 2005 September CTP

Paul Flessner (Senior VP of Server Applications) announced today in his SQL Server 2005 Update the delivery of the SQL Server 2005 September CTP.  You can download Books Online for the September CTP here. -Marc


Windows Workflow Foundation

We announced Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) today at the PDC.  You can learn all about WWF through the community site at -Marc


Smart Client applications with VS2005/NETFX 2.0

Looking for resources on building Smart Client Applications with Visual Studio 2005 on the .NET Framework 2.0? Here you go…there’s a bunch of great content at: Launch 2005 Smart Client Dev — Almost 30 Webcasts available on demand at Smart Client Development Center on MSDN — Benefits and Business Value of Smart Clients…


Not at PDC?

You can keep up to date with the latest announcements at  There are some great videos about the technologies announced at PDC on Channel 9.  Also check out PDC Bloggers.  PDC Bloggers is a site that is aggregating blog posts pertinent to the PDC. -Marc


ASP.NET "Atlas" site live

ASP.NET “Atlas” is a package of new Web development technologies that integrates an extensive set of client script libraries with the rich, server-based development platform of ASP.NET 2.0. The Atlas site is now live. ScottGu who owns this technology writes about it here. –Darryl


Are you at PDC?

If there are any ‘Federal Developers’ here at PDC that want to meet with some of the Microsoft Federal Developer and Platform team, drop us a comment here and we’ll try and connect (maybe at lunch or one evening)…hope you’re enjoying PDC! –Darryl


Get Ready for Launch 2005

Together, SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006 offer a comprehensive data and tools platform that prepares organizations to meet the evolving demands of their business.  Using this platform, agencies will be ready to deliver connected solutions faster and more efficiently; ready to make more informed decisions, and ready to deliver the…



Welcome to the Microsoft Federal Developer Evangelism Team Blog.  The purpose of this blog is to serve as an information resource for software developers using Microsoft development tools and technologies who are building solutions for the US Federal Government.  So who are we?  The team is made up of the following members: Marc Schweigert (Developer…