Roslyn performance (Matt Gertz)

(For the next few posts, I’m going to introduce readers to the different feature teams in the Managed Languages org.  Today, I’m starting this with a focus on the performance team.) Back in 2000, I found myself assigned to be the performance lead of the Visual Basic team, and my first assigned goal was to… Read more

VB2008 Outperforms VB2005! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Looking for another reason to upgrade to 2008? How about performance! In addition to making tasks easier for you from release to release, another way we can save you time and make you more productive is by making the product faster! This is a goal we are very commited to on the VB team, and for which… Read more

Today’s Performance Webcast Slide Deck and Channel9 Interview (Beth Massi)

The VB team thanks everyone who attended Cameron’s webcast on Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2008 this morning. If you missed it, you can click this link for the on-demand replay. I’ve attached his slides that he used in the webcast for your reference. Also check out Cameron’s Channel9 interview for more information (and if… Read more

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Visual Basic 2005 Command-line Compiler (VBC.exe) Hotfix Released!

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is now available for download.  We’d like to thank everyone in the Visual Basic community for providing feedback on SP1 and helping us identify and address issues for this service pack.  In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center. … Read more

Key VB Hotfixes Available for Download

We’ve heard from you that popular hotfixes should be a public download rather than requiring a call to support.    Based your feedback, we’ve launched a pilot program that will allow you to download the most frequently requested Visual Basic 2005 hotfixes without having to contact Microsoft Developer Support.  For more information about this pilot… Read more