Open Source and Microsoft Developer Tools

Across Microsoft, we’ve seen a significant increase in our engagement with open source communities over the last few years – as consumers, producers and participants in open source software projects.  This has been particularly notable in our developer tools, where we have been collaborating extensively with open source developer communities across the industry. Along with…

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Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online

Today, I’m very excited to launch Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1.  I am also thrilled to announce Visual Studio Online, a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the development experience in the cloud.  Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online represent the beginning of a new era for Visual…

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Visual Studio 2013 available for download

I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download!  MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of…

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Team Foundation Service is Released

Team Foundation Server is a mainstay of Microsoft’s collaboration platform for software development teams. It provides modern application lifecycle support for modern app development, including agile project planning and management tools, version control, build automation, and the continuous deployment automation needed to effectively and efficiently manage software development projects. In addition to the value TFS…

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Beta of VS Team Explorer with Cross Platform Support

Last November, I posted about our acquisition of the assets of Teamprise, a partner who provides access to Team Foundation Server from Eclipse and non-Windows platforms.    The Teamprise products have been very popular with TFS customers who were developing applications across Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms.  Often customers want to standardize on a single enterprise-wide…

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Walking down memory lane…

Sometimes, we get caught up in what we are currently doing, the day-to-day stuff, the impending deadlines and the like.  Once in a while, it is good to take a step back and reflect upon the jounrey – the why, the what, the how and the where. Recently, I got such an opportunity when I…

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Architecture Tools in VSTS 2010

Designing new functionality on existing applications can be daunting.  There are always differences between the original design and the current implementation.    The new Architecture tools within Visual Studio Team System 2010 help you understand the application you have, design new functionality you need, and validate that your design and your implementation do not deviate….

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 1 ships!

Today, we are releasing Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4.  If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download the Beta today from here.  For the rest of the world, the Beta will be publicly available on Wednesday.   Over the last many months I had blogged about a lot of new…

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Delivering ongoing value

It has been a little over a year since we shipped VS 2008 and .NET FX 3.5.  Since then the team has been heads-down focused on the next version of our product line with VS 2010, VSTS 2010 and .NET FX 4.0.  In addition, we have been working on a number of interesting technologies that…

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Reminiscing 2008…

With the year almost coming to an end, I was looking back at some of the remarkable events this past year.  One of the fondest memories I have of this year, although with mixed feelings, is Bill Gate’s keynote and luncheon at TechEd.  This keynote marked Bill’s last public speech before he made the switch…

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