Zero Bug Bounce

I am excited to announce that as of 6pm, Nov 19, the Developer Division hit the ‘Zero Bug Bounce’ (ZBB) milestone for Beta2 of Visual Studio 2005.  This is one of the key milestones on the way to a major product milestone like a Beta or the final release of a product where we have…

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VB Refactoring

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Edit and Continue support for C# in Visual Studio 2005, in response to overwhelming customer feedback.  Thanks for your wonderful words of support and great feedback.   We’ve also had tremendous feedback on the MSDN Product Feedback center among the VB community asking for Refactoring support.  (If you’re…

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The powerful new C++/CLI syntax

What happens when you marry the most widely used cross-platform language on the planet with an ISO-standardized language-neutral runtime environment?  You get C++/CLI – the powerful new syntax for building . NET Framework masterpieces in C++. If you haven’t seen it already, this article provides a good insight into the feature.  The .NET Framework supports many…

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Transparency – key to effective product development

I am a big believer in making our product development process very transparent with my customer community.  The ongoing two-way dialog and feedback is an absolutely critical part of ensuring that we together build the right product for our customers.  Earlier this year, we took a first big step in that direction with the release…

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