Designers and Developers working together

I have talked in the past about the opportunity and the importance of developers and designers needing to work together seamlessly to build and deliver the next generation user experiences.   Earlier this year, we released Expression Blend that is tailored to the designer community.  Last week, we released Visual Studio 2008 for the developer…

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Quick update on Silverlight

It has been a fun month for us so far.    Earlier this month we RTM’ed Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.  Earlier this week we released an update to the Silverlight Add-in for Visual Studio 2008.  This last release is a critical link to make it much easier for developers to use…

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Parallel Extensions to the .NET FX CTP

The shift to multi- and many-core processors that is currently underway presents an exciting opportunity for everyone in the software industry.  With an expected increase of 10 to 100 times today’s compute processing power, the opportunities to deliver powerful and immersive new user experiences and business value are just awesome.   Today we released an…

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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

I am thrilled to announce that earlier today we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.   Over the past few months, I have blogged about some incredible features that the team working on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 have built.  I wanted to share these with you so that you can…

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Visual C++ Libraries update

Early in August, I blogged about our early thinking on Visual C++ post Orcas.  The C++ team and I got a huge amount of great feedback on this.  Thanks for the same.   The team is looking at the feedback and finalizing plans for where we should be focusing to move Visual C++ forward.  One…

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TechEd Developer in Europe

I got a chance to attend and speak at TechEd Developer this year in Barcelona.   The TechEd developer event is happening this week followed by the TechEd IT Forum next week.   Last night I went to a local restaurant “MOO” with some colleagues.  It was one of the best restaurants that I have been…

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