Updated LINQ bits for VS 2005 RTM

We’re all very excited about shipping VS 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0!  Woohoo! Our earlier LINQ Tech Preview release worked as an add-on to VS 2005 Beta 2, and we are happy to have an updated LINQ release that works with the final VS 2005 bits.  See the LINQ page or Visual C# Futures page…

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Cédric Beust on C# and Java language directions

Cédric Beust of the Java community has a post today comparing Microsoft and Sun approaches and language directions: Sun starts thinking about the Next Java. Microsoft delivers it. –Scott

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O’Reilly OnDotnet.com interveiw with Anders Hejlsberg

O’Reilly’s OnDotnet.com has an interview with Anders Hejlsberg by John Osborn: C#: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: An Interview with Anders Hejlsberg, Part 1.  It’s a good read. –Scott

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Meeting with student developers in Slovakia

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent this week in England and Slovakia doing some training and meeting customers.  I spent some time with Miroslav Kubovcik, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Slovakia, getting to know him and what he does. We visited some enthusiastic students at Slovak Technical University.  I’m pictured here with…

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My Cross-Pond week

I spent last week doing some training and customer visits in London, England and Bratislava, Slovakia.  At a high level, Microsoft consists of two parts: A product development organization, centered mainly in Redmond, organized around products. A sales, marketing and service organization, distributed in subsidiaries world-wide, organized by region. It is crucial to our overall success…

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Larry O’Brien and SD Times coverage of LINQ

Larry O’Brien has an SD Times opinion piece and several blog posts on LINQ: Select * From IQF: “Microsoft’s Integrated Query Framework (IQF) and Language Integrated Query (LIQ)—code-named Project Clarity—are the most important low-level innovations in mainstream programming languages in a decade. Not since Java showed that memory management and machine abstraction could be combined with…

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eWeek article on Microsoft’s commitment to developers

Darryl Taft of eWeek has a long article today that talks about Microsoft’s commitment to developers, and the role developers have played in making the platform successful.  Microsoft Celebrates 30th Year as Developer’s Company: “Microsoft last month celebrated its 30th anniversary as the company built of, by and for developers.“ –Scott

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MVP Summit

The MVP Summit is wrapping up today.  Unfortunately, I can’t attend today’s events (my wife is in Santa Fe, so I’m on kid duty for the whole weekend), but I do have a few minutes to blog about it. Microsoft MVP‘s, who are spread throughout the world, are an extension of our product team.  The…

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