Roslyn September 2012 CTP Available for Download!

VB Enthusiasts, Following last Wednesday’s official launch of Visual Studio 2012, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn September 2012 CTP is now available for download and provides support for VS 2012 RTM. Please note that Visual Studio 2010 is no longer supported by this CTP. We’ve been hard at work since the first public… Read more

Install Published Samples with Visual Studio

You can use Visual Studio 2012 RC  to download and install samples from the MSDN Code Gallery.  You can download only the samples you need, or you can download one or more Sample Packs, which group several samples that relate to a technology or topic. You’ll receive a notification if source code changes are published… Read more

More VB Metro Samples available

With the recent release of the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate we also have more of the Metro samples available for VB developers. Although not all the samples are available for VB, there is a good selection of samples showing  you how utilize much of the important functionality now… Read more

Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

Hey, fellow VBs, Today, we’re excited to announce that the Roslyn June 2012 CTP is now available for download! Since the first public release of Roslyn, we’ve been hard at work implementing new language features, addressing top customer feedback from the October CTP, iterating on our API design and improving performance across our IDE and… Read more

Kinect SDK v1.5 – Now with VB Samples !!!

As developers start to realize the full potential of Microsoft Kinect and new hardware is made available for the PC it’s really great to see the Kinect team provide some sample support for VB developers.    For a while the Compilers team (who handle both VB and C# compilers) have been hearing VB developers  asking for… Read more

Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11, now available for .NET 4 and Silverlight 5

If you’ve held off trying Visual Studio 11 Beta because your .NET 4 or Silverlight 5 app uses the Async CTP, your wait is over! Today we’ve published the Async Targeting Pack for Visual Studio 11, a NuGet package that lets your Visual Studio 11 projects target .NET 4 and Silverlight 5 while taking advantage of… Read more

Visual Basic 11 Beta Available for Download!

As you may have read in Jason’s announcement, today we announced that Visual Studio 11 Beta is now available for download.  This is a huge release for Visual Basic as it provides full platform support for building Windows 8 Metro style apps, a first-class asynchronous programming experience, and also the long-awaited Iterators feature.  And in… Read more