A great way to begin the new year!

One of my favorite things that we released in 2007 was Popfly


It is exciting for me to see people, especially those who are not typically software developers, creating web experiences.  I have blogged about Popfly before, but I wanted to update you on some of the new features that have recently come out for this site. 


First of all, we have widened the access so that this is now open for viewing by anyone, even without an account.  For the more advanced users, Popfly Explorer (a plug-in to Visual Studio) lets you build web pages with any and all HTML and JavaScript and publish them to Popfly. 


The team built an interesting Halo3 gamerstats application that can compare your gamertag with your Facebook friends’ tags automatically.  And you can now send your Popfly creations to people as e-cards.  So here’s a way for you to wear your “creative” hats and send your New Year’s greetings out to friends and family with Popfly.


It seems that I am not the only one excited by Popfly.  PC World has named Popfly one of its 25 Most Innovative Product Awards winners for 2007!  Congratulations to the Popfly team and looking forward to seeing more cool things in this space in 2008.


Wish you all a very Happy 2008!




Comments (11)

  1. PC World という非常に大きいニュースサイトで、Popfly が「2007年の最もイノベーティブな製品 25」に選ばれました。 http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140663-page,5-c,technology/article.html

  2. PC World という非常に大きいニュースサイトで、Popfly が「2007年の最もイノベーティブな製品 25」に選ばれました。 http://www.pcworld.com/article/id

  3. anonymous says:

    VS2003 mainstream support ends in October 2008. Do you plan to make an SP2 for VS2003? After all, VS6.0 received 6 full SPs.

  4. Michael says:

    What is up in the world when "nagware" Silverlight installation stands between me and being successful on MSDN document site.  I just want the HTML – I don’t need the pzazz!

    It’s a shame that Silverlight is being shoved down our throats at every turn.

  5. Somasegar says:

    We evaluate the need for a service pack based on a number of criteria including the number of issues outstanding, the technologies shipped since the original product, and any challenges inherent in moving from one version of the product to the next.  

    Visual Studio 6.0 had a number of service packs due to the length of time between Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2002 and the changes for Visual Basic developers moving from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic .NET.  

    We believe that the move from Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Visual Studio 2005 fixes many of the issues that customers reported and has a fairly straightforward upgrade path.  At this point, we don’t have any plans to issue additional service packs for Visual Studio .NET 2003.


  6. anonymous says:

    Thanks for the reply. I’ll start downloading post SP1 hotfixes and rollups. 🙂 Also, .NET 1.0 and 1.1 shipped in a number of XP editions (Tablet PC, MCE 2002, 2004, 2005). Are there plans for servicing them along with XPSP3 like they got serviced at the time of XPSP2? .NET 1.1 SP1 especially has a lot of post SP1 fixes on the knowledge base.

  7. PCWorld has Popfly on its list of 25 most innovative products of the year. Yay! 🙂 The article is at

  8. MegP_MS says:

    We don’t have any plans to service .NET 1.0 or .NET 1.1 in other versions of the operating system at this time.  Many customers are getting .NET 1.1 SP1 through Windows Update for these sytstems and we are seeing an increasing number of customers make the transition to 2.0.

  9. so we meet again… Hooray for Popfly – PC World thinks it is one of the 25 Most Innovative Products

  10. so we meet again… Hooray for Popfly – PC World thinks it is one of the 25 Most Innovative Products

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