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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Red vs. Blue

I have always had a fascination for films.  Sometimes, I wonder if my joining the software industry is the film industry’s loss…   Occasionally, I do dabble in a little bit of acting and recently I got a chance to do a Red vs. Blue episode that you can check out here.     This…

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Popfly beta

I have previously blogged about Popfly and even showed a video on how my daughter Sahana, an avid Facebook user, could personalize her Web experience with Popfly and Silverlight without writing any code.    Popfly is the first of a new generation of web tools that enables users of all skill levels to create or…

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F# – A Functional Programming Language

One of the important themes in programming languages over recent years has been a move to embrace ideas from functional programming.  Language features such as lambda expressions in C# and generics in .NET 2.0 have roots in functional languages, and LINQ is directly based on functional programming techniques.  Through LINQ and Parallel FX, ideas from…

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VS 2008 – Integrated SQL Express publishing for web developers

Since 2005, SQL Server Express has shipped with both Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express.  SQL Server Express enables rapid development of web applications by providing an integrated database that is very easy to use. One of the challenges in using SQL Express for web development has been transferring the structure and data of…

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VC++ Performance Improvements in VS 2008

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the performance improvements in Visual Studio 2008.    In response to that, several of you asked me for more information on how these types of enhancements had been incorporated into Visual C++.    Though the performance improvements blog highlighted work the Visual C++ team had done around…

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Code Analysis Features in VS 2008

In Visual Studio 2005, we integrated a couple of internal static analysis tools – FxCop and PREfast into the product under the names Managed Code Analysis and C/C++ Code Analysis.  This helped customers write secure and quality code for managed and native platforms using the same tools that we had been using internally for years.  This is…

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.NET FX Libraries Source Code

One of the longstanding requests we frequently hear from our customers is to have the ability to download and browse through the .NET Framework Libraries to help them debug projects.    We have listened to that feedback and today I am happy to announce that we will be providing this ability with the release of .NET…

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VS 2008 Performance Improvements

In the VS 2008, we have made some good strides in improving performance for some of the common scenarios that developers care about.  We set explicit performance goals both for new product features and for improving the performance of existing features.   For example, with the new LINQ facility we set a goal that LINQ…

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Windows Server 2008 RC0 released today

Today we released Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 which includes Internet Information Services 7.0.    This is a huge step forward for IIS and we already have over 1,200 customers who have signed up for the IIS7 Beta 2 go live license and fourteen hosters are currently in deployment on IIS7.  Check out some…

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