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

The Temple of VB (Matt Gertz)

Hi, all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog, and a lot has happened in my world since then.  Though I’ve been pretty busy on our engineering systems team, I took a little time off last summer to do some traveling and, more importantly, some long overdue writing.  Although I’d always enjoyed writing… Read more

Two free e-books available till April 22th to celebrate MS Press’s 25th b-day (Daniel Walzenbach)

2009 is the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Press! To celebrate their b-bay they’re giving away two free e-books, namely Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford (27 chapters, 3 appendices, 712 pages) Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now! by Patrice Pelland (9 chapters, Glossary, 254… Read more

LINQ for the Web Using VB (By Paul Yuknewicz)

Happy holidays!  It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post, so I figure I can bring in the new year answering some great questions submitted by you.  Just this week someone gave me this feedback: “I am having a difficult time finding information to help me adapt to LINQ in my webforms. I am hoping… Read more

Channel 9 Interview: Brian Beckman Does Higher Algebra with Visual Basic (Beth Massi)

I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with Brian Beckman , Principal Developer (currently working with Erik Meijer), where he attempts to teach me higher algebra using Visual Basic, generics, and operator overloading. Brian is a wonderful person and brilliant physicist and we have a lot of fun with vectors and matrices and VB…. Read more