One Year Back

As of last week, I’ve been back at Microsoft for a year now. I knew Azure was a fast-moving product, but holy crap! It never stops. I remember when I started at Microsoft we spent something like 3+ years working on Visual Studio .NET & .NET. Nobody can afford to be that leisurely these days….


There and Back Again

After being away for almost two years, I’m back at Microsoft as of this week on the Cloud Platform Marketing team. I hope to have more information to share soon. 2138



Over 15 years ago, I joined Microsoft and I have worked in and around Visual Studio ever since. It seems like eons ago given how much things have changed in this industry, this company, my life, and the world over the past 5716 days. It amuses me that my earliest projects live on in MSDN Library:…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Brad Sams: Visual Studio 2015 announced, preview available for download now Rami Sayar: Can I Deploy to Azure with an Open Source Language? Marius Schulz: Working with Favicons in ASP.NET MVC Applications and Visual Studio GeekWire: With .NET turnaround, Microsoft wants to create ‘one big family’ with open-source community Jeff Bramwell: Connect(“Day 1 Recap”); Sharad…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for the Week of November 17, 2014

TechCrunch: The Rise And Fall Of The Full Stack Developer Frederic Lardinois: Microsoft Launches Free, Unrestricted Version Of Visual Studio For Small Teams Lee Stott: Are you a Mac user who wants to use Visual Studio and build .Net applications VBTeam: Short Videos Demonstrating What’s New in Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C#, VB, and…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

InfoQ: Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Adds Linux and Mac OS X Support Shivprasad Koirala: 6 important uses of Delegates and Events Paulo Zemek: Design and Implementation Mistakes – Mostly .NET Martin Hinshelwood: Could not find mappings for all states defined in ‘Test Suit’ work item type Jean-Marc Prieur: Filter link types on Code Map Tim…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Monday, November 24, 2014

John Shewchuk: STEM Labs: A firsthand look at the life of a software developer Andrew Robertson: 40,000 Hour of Code events already organized – how to plan your own Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show: New API Management Features with Vlad Vinogradsky Raymond Chen: Kicking around a function that formats stuff Ricky Brundritt: How to create…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Friday, November 21, 2014

Brian Harry: Special Offers from Visual Studio Partners Connect Replay: Live Q&A with Brian Harry | Connect(); Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure Jeff Bramwell: MSDN Subscriptions and Pluralsight Visual Studio Blog: Connecting to Cloud Services Visual Studio Blog: Improving the Visual Studio Account Management Experience Gian Paolo: Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Thursday, November 20, 2014

Doris Chen: Q & A on Visual Studio Community 2013 and 2015 Preview VBTeam: Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C# and VB Neil McAllister: Microsoft to world of .Net: We shall set you FREE across ALL PLATFORMS Roberto Baldwin: Microsoft open-sources .NET framework and offers Visual Studio Community 2013 for free Frederic Lardinois:…


Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Daniel Moth: Set breakpoints on auto-implemented properties with Visual Studio 2015 Visual Studio Blog: Blend for Visual Studio 2015 Preview Scott Hanselman: Announcing .NET 2015 – .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux, and Visual Studio Community Muthukumaran: DevOps style deployment in Visual Studio 2015 preview – A detailed look RanganathG: Using Selenium…