Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta period extended

In October, we shipped Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.  Since then, we have received a lot of helpful, constructive feedback from you all.  Thank you.   A lot of you have given us very positive feedback on the new capabilities of VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4 and are very…

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Building setup and deployment packages in VS 2010

Developing and refining your code is an important part of building your application.  Once it’s built, you need to deploy that before your customers can start seeing the benefits of using the application.  For many applications, the most reliable way to deploy is to build a setup project that packages your application’s components into an…

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Creating extensions for VS 2010

While Visual Studio has a wealth of functionality built in, one of the keys to any modern platform is extensibility. A main focus for us in Visual Studio 2010 has been to improve not only our API’s, but also the general ecosystem that surrounds extension development. The goal is simple – we want to make…

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Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx)

I’m pleased to announce a preview of the Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) on MSDN DevLabs.   Using Rx, programmers can write succinct declarative code to orchestrate and coordinate asynchronous and event-based programs based on familiar .NET idioms and patterns. Rx has a strong theoretical basis by using the duality between the classic Iterator and…

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Building Applications for Windows Azure

Building your application or service for the cloud lets you focus on building the right software using the skills you already have while someone else handles the details of infrastructure, hardware, and service management. Windows Azure, Microsoft’s platform for cloud-based applications, has been available in CTP form for the past year, and Visual Studio has supported…

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Teamprise: Enabling TFS collaboration across heterogeneous platforms

Development teams and organizations often have many different platforms and development environments, and interoperability between those heterogeneous environments is a major collaboration challenge. Teamprise’s Client Suite addresses those interoperability gaps by enabling developers using Eclipse and Eclipse-based IDEs on multiple operating systems, including Windows, Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X to build applications that leverage…

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Developing for the web using VS 2010 and .NET 4

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 are packed with new features and enhancements designed to improve developer productivity.  Some are small changes and others are more significant.  Altogether they deliver a significant gain in productivity. More and more developers look to the web to be able to build and deliver applications that take advantage of…

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Spec Explorer: A Model-Based Testing tool

Thorough, consistent, and extensible testing of systems remains one of the biggest challenges in creating and maintaining software systems. The Spec Explorer tool released today on DevLabs tackles that problem using Model-Based Testing techniques.   What Is It? Spec Explorer, is a tool for modeling software behavior and generating test suites from those models.  Models…

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Come meet the new MSDN

  The MSDN Global Network is re-launching with a new design and new benefits for all MSDN subscribers.   MSDN subscriptions are the ultimate resource that give developers, teams, and organizations comprehensive access to Microsoft tools and technologies to confidently design, develop and test software solutions. Along with access to thousands of downloads, it offers…

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Announcing Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 2

  I am pleased to announce the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2.  MSDN subscribers can download Beta 2 today.  The beta will be available to the rest of the world on Wednesday.  Visual Studio 2010 has made significant enhancements since Beta 1.  We’ve come a long way in performance…

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