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Recently I completed my 3rd year as an employee at Microsoft. I completed by undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and did my graduate research in Computational Fluid mechanics. I spent few years as a consultant and moved to Seattle to work for Boeing and found my home at Microsoft Developer Division. At Microsoft, I get…

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A year after launching Developer Content Wiki – MSDN Wiki

Other than shipping Sandcastle and help content for VS products my team has been involved with the release of MSDN Wiki. Tomorrow (December 7, 2007) marks the 1 year anniversary of the launch of MSDNWiki. We have approximately 4000 worldwide developers worldwide sharing their knowledge in 9 different languages over the past year. We invite you to join them and contribute…

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Visual Studio International Pack 1.0 Beta1 release is now available

  The Visual Studio International Pack contains a set of class libraries designed for .NET developers to create world-ready applications. The Visual Studio International Pack 1.0 release provides the following seven components to enhance the globalization features provided by .NET Framework.   l   East Asia Numeric Formatting Library – Format numeric data into Traditional Chinese,…

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Now You Can Package Your Own MSDN Library Content

  MSDN team recently added PackageThis to CodePlex. Check it out! What It DoesPackage This is a GUI tool written in C# for creating help files (.chm and .hxs) from the content obtained from the MSDN Library or the TechNet Library via the MSDN Content Service. You select the content you want from the table…

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Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5!

Microsoft officially released Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5! Soma in his blog announced the above releases. Soma also provided an overview of these releases at https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=357748. You can find links to these products below: Visual Studio 2008 – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/aa700831.aspx Visual Studio 2008 Product Documentation – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa187917.aspx  For more details about Visual Studio 2008, please read our whitepaper at:…

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Somasegar’s keynote session at TechEd Developers 2007, Barcelona, Spain

Today Soma delivered the keynote speech at TechEd Developers 2007, Barcelona, Spain. It was great to see him talk about MSDN Community and Translation Wiki projects we are working. You can read details about his keynote here – http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/11/05/teched-developer-in-europe.aspx. Soma made the following announcements: Release of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET FX 3.5 before the…

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Sandcastle Session at TechEd Developers 2007, Barcelona, Spain

This year I will be attending TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. I will be presenting a session on Sandcastle at the Emcee Partner Pavilion. This session is scheduled for 10 AM, Wednesday November 7, 2007. I also plan on doing chalk talks about MSDN Community and Translation Wiki. In addition I will be helping MSDN team at…

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Announcing October 2007 Sandcastle CTP Release

  I am excited to announce the availability of October 2007 CTP version for Sandcastle. The latest version is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E82EA71D-DA89-42EE-A715-696E3A4873B2&displaylang=en. My sincere thanks to the Sandcastle user community for providing us with valuable feedback. What’s new in this version: 1.       Reflection data files: The reflection files (generated from .net framework 3.5,…

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Part 2: Version Builder

  In my previous blog http://blogs.msdn.com/sandcastle/archive/2007/10/03/sandcastle-september-2007-release-versionbuilder.aspx I provided details about Version Builder. I had several questions (http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2237661&SiteID=1) about this feature. Attached is an example of versionbuilder. Here are the steps to run it. Unzip it to “c:\program file\sandcastle\examples”; Run command to get version-specific reflection file: > runversionbuilder.bat  Run command to build chm: > build_sandcastle.bat vs2005 test; In…

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Sandcastle September 2007 Release: VersionBuilder

  Sandcastle September 2007 release includes the VersionBuilder tool under \ProductionTools folder to provide support for documenting multiple versions of a project. The VersionBuilder tool generates a single reflection data file from multiple version-specific reflection files. The output reflection file can then be used in the Sandcastle build to generate reference documentation in which each…

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