Next PDC – October 2007

Recently, we decided to do our next PDC in October of 2007.  PDC focuses on the strategic vision for the Microsoft platform over the course of the next couple of years or so, and we emphasize technology capabilities and architecture more than training at this premier conference.  We want PDC attendees to go home understanding…

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VS 2005 SP1 is released!

We released Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 earlier today.     This Service Pack addresses a range of issues that were found through customer and partner feedback as well as our own internal testing.  Many of these issues were reported by you and I thank you for taking the time to report them to…

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Direct download available for popular Visual Studio 2005 hotfixes

One of the pieces of feedback that I have consistently heard from a lot of you is to make it easy for you to find, and more importantly have access to the latest Visual Studio 2005 hotfixes.  In the past, you had to contact Microsoft Developer Support directly, and it can get sometimes painful to…

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RC of MSDNWiki available

Today, we announced the broad customer availability of the Community Content feature for the Visual Studio 2005 documentation and the .NET 3.0 Class Library on MSDN Online.   The Community Content feature allows our community of developers worldwide to extend the official online documentation by adding tips, notes, code examples, and other information alongside the over…

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A key milestone on the "user experience" journey

Over the past year you have heard me talk about the importance of user experience as a central part of software creation.  Increasingly customers and businesses are looking at differentiated, rich user experiences as a key success factor.      Our goal is to unite the various roles that are part of the software development…

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