VB Goes Mobile: Announcing “Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – RTW"

With the release of Windows Phone Developer Tools in September, and the availability of Windows Phone 7 devices in stores, the Windows Phone platform is growing. Today marks another milestone in the progression of Windows Phone. Today we are announcing Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools – RTW. This release doubles the developer audience… Read more

Visual Basic 2010 is here!

It was a very exciting time this week, with the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4. On April 12th, 5 launch events took place around the world in Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, London and Las Vegas. The video from Bob Muglia’s VS 2010 Launch keynote is now available on-demand. The agenda for day… Read more

Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2!

There were a lot of Microsoft announcements that happened yesterday! Many of these happened during Steve Ballmer’s keynote at the SharePoint Developers Conference (Video, Twitter). Here is the list: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and compatible versions of IronRuby/IronPython Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint (Keynote, Dev Center) New Visual Studio logo and brand (blue… Read more

History of Microsoft Video: Bill Gates Talks about Altair Basic (Lisa Feigenbaum)

A few months ago, Tina started a great series on Channel9 that walks through the history of Microsoft, year by year: The History of Microsoft In the first episode, Bill Gates talks about what it was like to build Altair Basic. He actually shows the tape that represents the instructions for Basic! Lots of rare… Read more

TechEd Video: Future Directions for Visual Basic, by Anders Hejlsberg and Jonathan Aneja

As part of the new VB/C# co-evolution strategy, Visual Studio Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg has broadened his role. In addition to being Chief Architect for C#, he now sets the direction for both the VB.NET and C# languages. At TechEd, Anders participated in both the VB.NET and C# language presentations. In watching these sessions, you… Read more

Misfit Geek Podcast – Episode #2 "Does VB have a Future?" (Lisa Feigenbaum)

The Misfit Geek, Joe Stagner, asked me this provocative question in a recent episode on his new podcast series: “Does VB have a Future?”. Tune in to hear more details on my answer, which of course is YES! 🙂 We talk about plans for increasing the VB.NET content across Microsoft, the great innovations that are… Read more

VB Entity Framework Samples Now Available (Lisa Feigenbaum)

There are a lot of great Entity Framework samples on Code Gallery that you can now find available in Visual Basic .NET. This was recently announced on the ADO.NET team blog. Browse through the list below and start downloading! ADO.NET Entity Framework Query Samples (Download) ADO.NET Entity Framework Query Samples is a small Windows Forms program… Read more

Try Out Dotfuscator in VS 2010 Beta 1!

The team at PreEmptive Solutions recently posted a great blog article that walks through all the latest features in VS 2010’s Dotfuscator Software Services – Community Edition (previously known as Dotfuscator CE). Browse through the article to learn what’s new, or download the beta to follow along in the IDE. What’s New with Dotfuscator in… Read more