Microsoft Parallel Computing Initiative Ushers Computing into the Next Era

Today, Microsoft released the first public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, a server operating system and tools designed for the fast-growing high-performance computing (HPC) market. Microsoft also established the Parallel Computing Initiative, a program creating a set of common development tools across multicore desktops and clusters. You can read more about it in…


ISVs: Get Help Managing Licensing and Protection of Your Software

If you’re an ISV (independent software vendor), you may be interested in learning more about Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services): Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services) provides enforcement of IP protection to help you protect revenues from pirates and competitors; enables SKU agility and flexible license models to help increase…


New Web Site: Microsoft Tester Center

Today, we launched a new site on MSDN – the Microsoft Tester Center! The Microsoft Tester Center showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test roles and responsibilities, and promotes the test investments required to deliver high-quality software. Source: Tester Center Home The aim of the Microsoft Tester Center…


Visual Studio Team System Resource Center just launched a Visual Studio Team System Resource Center. You may be familiar with many of their other resource centers, or one of their many programming textbooks. If you don’t already, you should subscribe to their newsletter to keep up on all of the stuff they’re doing. Welcome to the Visual Studio Team System…


Visual Studio Content: Love it or Hate it?

Some of the most laborious writing that happens in creating Visual Studio doesn’t happen in code. I’m talking about the millions (literally) of words that go into the product documentation and other content to support the product. As with most aspects of the product, we thrive on your feedback to help create a better product….


TED: Simply John Maeda

Earlier this year (Managing Complexity) I blogged about John Maeda’s book, The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life). Now you can watch a presentation he did around the same time at TED. The MIT Media Lab’s John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art — a place that can get very…


New Developer Center Look and Feel

When you get a chance, go check out the new look and feel of the Visual Basic and Visual C# developer centers. We’d love to get your feedback on the new design. One thing you should notice right away is a reduction in fluff graphics. 1334


Visual Studio 2008 at Developer Conferences this Fall

If you want to learn more about Visual Studio 2008, consider attending one of the following conferences this fall in Las Vegas: VSLive! Las Vegas 2007 – October 15-18″VSLive! Las Vegas returns to the city that never sleeps with four days of the very best in Visual Studio and .NET. With over 75 intense hours…


Visual Studio Island Dev to Dev Speaker Series: Brad Abrams

If you’re a Second Life resident, you should come visit the Visual Studio Island tomorrow (Thursday, August 29th) for a presentation by Brad Abrams from the .NET Framework team. Details: Visual Studio Island in Second Life: Developer to Developer Speaker Series Learn more about creating rich interactive web experiences with Silverlight from Brad Abrams, Group…


Sell Your Software on Windows Marketplace, Get Paid Twice

You may be familiar with Windows Marketplace, which is one way you can sell downloads of your software online. As you would expect, you get paid when someone buys your software through the site. If you haven’t added your software title to Windows Marketplace yet, see the Windows Marketplace Partner Page to learn how. A…