F#: 10 Reasons Why It`s a Hot Programming Language

Following an expert talk on the use of F# at Microsoft’s recent Lang.NEXT 2012 conference, Donna Malayeri, Microsoft’s program manager for F# came up with 10 reasons developers should look at F# for certain projects. Check out this article for list of 10 reasons and more backgroud. A preview of F# 3.0 is currently available…


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…


Microsoft Announces Worldwide Finalists for Imagine Cup 2012

NEW YORK — May 23, 2012 — Marking the 10th anniversary of the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition, Microsoft Corp. today announced the teams that will head to the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in July in Sydney, to showcase their innovative ideas for using technology to solve the world’s toughest problems. As the winners…


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


Microsoft Key Tools and Resources for Microsoft Developers

Ver13 Last updated 15th March 2012 Working with Developers I often get asked where to find downloads and learning resources.  Here is a list that I have compiled that contains most of the resources that I know of on Microsoft properties. Let me know if you have any corrections or additions.  I am limiting to…


Visual Studio 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…


Collabnet announce CollabNet Desktop, extending support for Microsoft tools including Visual Studio

Tuesday April 14th, CollabNet has released the next version of their ALM platform, TeamForge 5.2, along with multiple Microsoft integrations.  CollabNet TeamForge is an application lifecycle management platform for distributed development teams.  Developers and non-developers across the lifecycle use Microsoft products for various daily tasks, and CollabNet makes it easy for them to interface with…


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 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/cc676517.aspx .  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 (www.innerworkings.com) 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…