Four part paper on generics in VS 2005 (by yag)

Juval Lowy (who I’ll be seeing tomorrow at the launch – did I mention we’re launching Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk Server 2006) tomorrow? <g>) has a four part, 107 page paper on generics in C#, VB and MC++ that has been published on MSDN. Fundamentals .NET Framework Tool Support Best Practices…

SSEUtil RTM version is now available (by yag)

For all you developers who love the command line, or want an easy way to perform simple administration functions on SQL Server 2005, you can now download the SQL Server Express Utility. Among its capabilities, you can: Connect to the main instance or user-instance of SQL Server. Create/Attach/Detach/List databases on the server. Upgrade database files…

EBay starter kit (by yag)

Getting ready for the launch of Visual Studio 2005 and I run across the EBay Selling Starter Kit for VB – ready for Visual Studio 2005 already. Pretty awesome!

MSDN Feedback now includes Visual FoxPro (- MilindL)

Visual FoxPro is now added to the MSDN Product Feedback Center. This will allow VFP users to send feedback to the team on bugs as well as suggestions for upcoming releases. Visual Studio and several other products have successfully used MSDN feedback for ongoing product improvements.  


LINQ updates for VS2005 RTM (by yag)

Now that we’ve shipped Visual Studio 2005, we’ve put updated versions of the LINQ downloads that work with the RTM bits. Enjoy! LINQ tech preview update for .net 2.0 rtm VBLINQ tech preview update for .net 2.0 rtm C#

VFP on Product Feedback site (by yag)

As Ken notes, Visual FoxPro has now been added to the MSDN Product Feedback site. While we will obviously continue to look at enhancement requests and bug notices from the usual community sites like the UT, Wiki, etc., this has the advantage of going directly into our internal tracking systems and giving you automatic updates…

We’re shipping and launch info (by yag)

As noted by soma and others, we’ve officially shipped Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. The bits are online for download by those with MSDN subscriptions (and the servers are somewhat, er, busy ). The next step is the launch events. As I mentioned here, I’ll be at the San Francisco…

OOPSLA Bird of a Feather talk on LINQ (by yag)

Next week, on October 19th, Erik Meijer, Mads Torgersen and Amanda Silver will be presenting a BOF on LINQ. It will be held in the Royal Palm Salon 1+2, 5:00 – 7:30pm. If you’re in San Diego for the conference, stop on by. It should be a great session.

Global launch events (by yag)

I’ll be in San Francisco at the November 7th launch event for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk 2006. If you are there, please stop by and say hello. I’ll be hanging out at the Visual Studio area. If you can’t make it, we’ll be having global launch events over the next few…

Updated list of bug fixes in VFP SP1 (by MilindL)

The VFP SP1 Beta download page has an updated list of bugs fixed in this service pack. Based on user feedback from online forums we have refreshed the content, including formating and better organization of the bugs by feature categories. Also, the Visual FoxPro October Newsletter is now online. Check it out for latest updates and announcements…