Checkout the new Developer Tools blog network

Today we’re launching a new Developer Tools blog network. The goal of this network isto make our top blogs more discoverable, using a common navigation bar so youcan explore by topic. We’ve also updated our blogs with a clean new look, andintegrated social media like videos and Twitter. Please visit the site,browse the blogs, and…


Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support

  Microsoft has now announced the final product lineup and specifications you can expect to see for the next release of Visual Studio 11. See HERE for more details.   Terry Clancy Developer Audience Marketing Manager


Visual Studio Team System 2010 New Features, Extensibility Points and Partner Opportunities

As part of my role in working with partners in the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) Program I have spent a lot of time documenting the new features and extensibility point of Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio Team System 2010.  I have been sharing this information with VSIP partners under NDA a long time…


Microsoft Unveils Next Version of Visual Studio and .NET Framework

Microsoft has provided the first look at the next version of its developer tools and platform, which will be named Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Microsoft described the next release through the following five focus areas: riding the next-generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough departmental applications, enabling emerging trends such…


VSX Developer Conference sessions taking shape

the VSX (Visual Studio Extensibility) team has started posting preliminary details about the sessions planned for the VSX Developer Conference to be held September 15th and 16th. To check out what is planed visit .  Microsoft is hosting this developer conference to teach developers how to extend Visual Studio.  In addition to the VSX Conference, Visual…


VSIP Partner InnerWorkings helps you Build your .NET skills – for free!

Through February 25th, InnerWorkings ( is giving away 10 hours of hands-on .NET learning to any INETA member, no strings attached. This is your chance to sharpen your current skills or learn some new technologies at no cost, using InnerWorkings Developer. All the following are included: Object Oriented Programming • AJAX Extensions        Silverlight 1.0 New…


MSDN Webcast: Implementing Visual Studio in Cross-Platform Environments

I recently presented this web cast you may be interested in.  Here is the abstract: Many enterprise customers have cross-platform environments and need tools that can bridge these environments. A number of Microsoft Visual Studio partners provide solutions that integrate with Visual Studio for language services, embedded systems, and cross-platform tracing, and with Microsoft Visual…


MSDN WebCast: Defining & Managing Requirements with Visual Studio & Visual Studio Team System

I recently presented this web cast you may be interested in.  Here is the abstract: Developing precise and accurate requirements is a crucial step in the success of a development project or a new business process. Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, along with Microsoft Visual Studio partner solutions, can help companies improve their requirements development…