Why is World of Warcraft mentioned in the same sentence as Visual Studio?

It’s not like this needs any more press but a World of Warcraft Visual Studio package was released the other day on codeplex.  You can download it from here. You can create your own WoW add ons using the Visual Studio IDE.  The integration with Visual Studio is just amazing and includes things like toolbox controls,…

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New job, new blog look, new blog purpose

After spending three and a half years on the Visual Studio Deployment Technology Group, I’ve decided to move on and try something different.  I’ve joined the Visual Studio Extensibility team.  The new team is focused on helping developers extend the Visual Studio shell.  The Visual Studio Industry Partners (VSIP) program has been around since Visual…

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Visual Studio 2008 has shipped!

Earlier this week, we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.  I’ve been on the Visual Studio Deployment team since the middle of VS 2005 so I’ve seen a lot and been through a lot with this division.  Visual Studio 2008 has definately been a fun ride and we shipped almost exactly 2…

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CRC error applying Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

Just worked on a case with one of our PSS engineers at Microsoft.   The customer had Visual Studio 2005 Professional installed.  When trying to apply Service Pack 1, they ran into this issue:    MSI (s) (B0:7C) [11:19:50:957]: Product: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition – ENU — Error 1331.Failed to correctly copy link.exe…

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Visual Studio 2008 – Beta 2

Wow, it’s been 7 months since I last posted here.   It’s been a busy seven months as the Developer Division has been busy putting together Visual Studio 2008. We just released the Beta 2 bits today and you can download them from http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx If you plan on trying it, also try the MS Secure Content…

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