VSTS and ‘Software Factories’

This week at OOPSLA 2004, we announced a framework and set of tools for delivering domain-specific visual designers that plug into Visual Studio Team System. In the press release that accompanied the announcement, I mentioned that customers are asking for a faster, cheaper and more reliable way to build applications tuned to their business in…

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What do you want us to blog about?

The Developer Division at Microsoft consists some of the smartest people I have known.  It has been about 10 months since I joined this division and I am having a blast so far.  A lot of the leaders in this division have decades of experience building development tools and development platform technologies.   This week,…

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Announcing: C# Edit and Continue support for Visual Studio 2005

A few weeks ago, I updated my blog by writing about Microsoft’s commitment to VB.Net.  This posting generated a healthy discussion between C# & VB developers with both camps championing their favorite features.  A nice feature for our VB customers in Visual Studio 2005 (and also Visual C++) is ‘Edit & Continue’ (E&C).  For those…

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Better Together – VS 2005 and SQL Server 2005

You might have heard from Microsoft a fair bit about our efforts to make our products work better together.  I strongly believe in this theme because it offers a key value proposition and differentiator that we can provide for our customers.  Delivering software that works better together enables us to make the whole greater than…

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