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…

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It is great people that make us successful!

As we near the end of 2007, I was reflecting back and realizing that this year has been an amazing one for us in Developer Division at Microsoft.  We delivered a number of innovations, technologies and products to you.  We have released the first version of Expression Studio, the first version of Silverlight, IIS7.0 Beta,…

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Visual Studio and SQL Server 2008

With the release of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 we delivered significant new improvements to make developers more productive when working with data stored in SQL Server.   With Visual Studio 2008 and the upcoming version of SQL Server 2008 we’re going to continue driving new innovations and ensure that developers can build…

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MSDN Online Community Content turns 1!

Exactly one year ago today, I announced the broad customer availability of the Community Content feature in the MSDN Online Library. This feature allows developers to contribute code and content in a wiki environment alongside the official online documentation.   A year has gone by and I am pleased to say that this feature has been…

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Helping customers be successful

As much as it is exciting to ship new technologies and products to our customers, it is even more exciting to see customer be successful with our products in their environments.   As you know, a couple of weeks ago we released to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.  I am already beginning…

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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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