VC++ at TechEd Europe

Ayman and I are heading off to Barcelona next week for TechEd.  I’m delivering session DEV320 on Thursday, November 9th, at 1:30 PM, where I’ll be talking about the upcoming VC++ Orcas release and the VC++ product roadmap.  Ayman is delivering session DEV407 on Friday, November 10th, at 9:00 AM, on optimizations and performance in…

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A little C++ love on Channel9

Check out this video with Soma, VP of DevDiv, posted today on Channel9.  He touches on a number of interesting topics, including C++ and native code.  Soma even came close to letting the cat out of the bag about some cool enhancements we have planned for MFC (we’ll talk in detail about these as soon as we’re…

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The superstition of broken computers

If you’re reading this, odds are that you’re the family IT guy/gal as well.  Like me, I’ll bet you field calls from all over the country about web browsers and email and spyware and viruses and the like.  And, God help you if you work for Microsoft because then even what is normally the last…

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Do what I want, not what I ask

As I was surfing my comments, I found an interesting comment from a reader of Craig Stuntz’s blog regarding my recent series on VC++ strategy: “I always like how companies dismiss what customers are asking for by claiming it isn’t what customers are asking for.” I certainly hope my comments do not come off that way. …

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More VC++ strategery

I appreciate all of the participation on this topic.  Your comments are very helpful to the VC++ team in our long term thinking.  I’d like to continue the discussion on a few of your comments… “Fully implement the 1998 standard. It’s now 2006. When is export coming? It may not be popular with many, but that…

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Being passionate about developer tools

Nick pointed out yet another “VS vs. BDS” thread on Joel on Software.  For some reason, I find these “what programming tool should I use?” threads interesting reading.  It’s almost like asking, “Hey, I’m looking for a new religion and I’m considering Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.  Which is best?” Anyway, having worked on the development…

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VC++ product strategy: the next level of detail

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on my last post on VC++ product strategy.  While I totally appreciate and value the feedback, I have to admit that a few responses did leave me with more questions than answers.  I’d like to therefore first call some of these things out and then I’ll share some of my other…

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