Shell Games (Matt Gertz)

I was once temporarily taken off the VB team to get an unrelated project back on track, just a mere handful of weeks before it was due to ship.  I won’t go into the gory details; suffice it to say that we had reason to believe that the product would have to ship without delay,… Read more

Community Interview with Adrian ‘Spotty’ Bowles (Beth Massi)

This past month we’ve been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole. This time we have Adrian Bowles (who’s nickname is Spotty), a Tester on the VB Compiler. Someday Spotty will have to tell us how he got his nickname. Please check out the Visual Basic Team page… Read more

Community Interview with Sophia Salim (Beth Massi)

This past month we’ve been posting interviews with the team from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole. This time we have Sophia Salim, a Tester on the VB Compiler. I’m very happy to see Sophia reach out to the community and am looking forward to more interesting posts from her here. I’m always… Read more

Community Interview with John Stallo (Beth Massi)

Here’s a community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole with John Stallo, a Program Manager working on RAD tools. I first met John on my interview loop at Microsoft. What immediately stuck me when I met him was his Italian name but he has a very cool Australian accent. Being that… Read more

Community Article: Enabling Speech Recognition in Microsoft Word 2007 with Visual Studio 2008 (Beth Massi)

If you missed it, this week a new community submitted article was released onto the Visual Basic Developer Center and the Office Development with Visual Studio Portal by Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole. In this article learn how to control the Vista operating system’s speech recognition engine in .NET from a custom task pane… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: ADO.NET Data Services in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (Beth Massi)

In this interview Saaid Kahn, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Pro Tools team (and former member of the VB Team), shows us how to create an n-tier application against a database using ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) and an Entity Data Model, both now available in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. ADO.NET Data… Read more

Community Interview with Me! (Beth Massi)

Here’s another community interview from our Italian Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole, this time with yours truly. 😉 I decided to release this one today since it’s my birthday. Don’t forget to check out the Visual Basic Team page for pictures and bios and visit the home page of the Visual Basic Developer Center… Read more

A VS plugin to background-run your code and see the output (Lucian Wischik)

Say you’re demonstrating some code at a conference. What’s the best way to do it? If you show only the code window, then you’re counting on the audience’s imagination about how the code will work (and their trust that it does!). But if you hit F5 to run it then this breaks the flow. And I find it hard… Read more