Announcing Small Basic Online 1.0 – Public Preview

Please kick the tires of our new Public Preview of Small Basic Online 1.0! What’s up on our website now is Small Basic Online 0.91 (our second SBO release). The goal was to move toward an open source version of Small Basic Online (and eventually Small Basic Desktop as well), and this (SBO 1.0) is…

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NEW UPDATES: Small Basic Website 2.1 & Small Basic Online 0.91

UPDATED: 10/18/18 Our progress continues! This is our next release on the Small Basic Website. See our July (last) release here: Announcement: Welcome to Small Basic Website 2.0 A big thank-you goes out to our 2018 Hackathon website team: Casey Schaertl, Chandler Baker, Juan Tian, Brooke Chang, Elena Escalas, Aayushi Modi, Coby Hanley, Huma Agarwal, Liyan…

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Small Basic 1.2 – Release Notes

The Small Basic 1.2 Release Notes can be found on TechNet Wiki (we’ll keep them updated there): Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 Release Notes   Here is a snapshot in time of the Release Notes… =========================   Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 includes Kinect for Small Basic, which introduces three new Kinect objects! It also includes the…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 extension for Small Basic – EV3 Basic!!!

Using the EV3 extension for Small Basic 1.2, you can use Small Basic to program your Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots! This is a great next step for teachers and parents looking to lay the groundwork on their kids’ futures and careers. Lego Mindstorms is a big step toward engineering and computer development, and programming your robots on…


Small Basic 1.2 Released with Kinect Support and Bug Fixes

Michael Scherotter is a Media Experience Evangelist at Microsoft who works with media companies to help them build apps, works with 3D printer manufacturers to help them write drivers, and is part of the Small Basic development team who brought Kinect objects to Small Basic 1.2.  We are excited to announce that a new version…

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Small Basic 1.1 est arrivé ! (fr-FR)

Depuis l’année dernière, nous avons commencé l’aventure du développement continu de Microsoft Small Basic. Avec une nouvelle équipe rassemblée au sein de Microsoft dans un nouveau monde de périphériques et de plateformes. Comme vous pouvez l’imaginer, nous faisons une étape à la fois. Cette version est un petit pas, mais c’est une  étape importante. S’il…


Small Basic 1.1 is here!

Starting last year, we began the journey of continuing development on Microsoft Small Basic. It’s a new team assembled across Microsoft in a new world of devices and platforms. As you can imagine, we’re taking one step at a time. This is not a large step, but it’s an important step. Please join us in…


Small Basic 1.0 is here!

After more than two years of pre-release versions of Small Basic, we are finally releasing the 1.0 version.  Although we know that there a number of features we still haven’t implemented, we feel that Small Basic now has a solid set of the core features that make it useful to beginners.  We hope to get…


Small Basic v0.95 speaks another language!

Czech is now part of the Small Basic family and it is released for the first time in this latest version 0.95. We also updated some of the Korean strings after receiving some great feedback from one teacher from Korean. No functionality has been added or changed from version 0.9. Download the new version here!…


Small Basic V0.91 is more international than ever!

With 3 more languages available, it was hard for us to hold them to the next version. So we have released version 0.91 to include Hebrew, Croatian and Iberian Portuguese. This brings the count of supported languages to 18! No functionality has been added or changed from version 0.9.  Download the new version here! Translated user…