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.  


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…


Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP1 Beta released (by MilindL)

A public beta of SP1 for Visual FoxPro 9.0 is now available for free download on This is the first time the VFP team has posted a free public beta of a SP (Service Pack) for Visual FoxPro. The download page has a text file download with the bug fix list contained in the…


Going to Southwest Fox 2005 Conference… (Milind Lele)

This October (13-16) I will be at the Southwest Fox 2005 Conference. I will be speaking about “Integrating Visual FoxPro data sources with Visual Studio” — about developing an ADO.NET provider for Visual FoxPro and using DDEX to integrate with VS. This is the first time I will be at that conference. I am excited about being…

The Visual Studio Debugger Chat, July 28th @ 1pm Pacific Time

In case you have any burning questions or comments about SQL, C#, VB, C++, or script debugging support in Visual Studio. The C# Debugger team is having a Chat this coming Thursday. Check out Scott Nonnenberg’s blog for further details: Mairead      

Adios for Now and Welcome to the New VFP QA (by John Koziol)

Hi folks! I have decided to resign from Microsoft effective 15 July. This is due to personal reasons and a feel that this time, an interregnum between our last VFP release and Sedna would be a good time. Meanwhile, I have been working with an awesome tester from the VDT side of the VS Data…


Tech.Ed session: Working with SQL Server 2005 from Visual Studio 2005 (by Milind Lele)

On June 6 I presented this session at Tech.Ed. It was also WebCast via MSDN (MSDN Webcast: Working with SQL Server 2005 from Visual Studio 2005). There were a lot of questions that came from online attendees (text Q&A). Lance Delano, our lead PM and Mahesh Prakriya, GPM of SQL Tools answer these questions. I…

Personal Computer Oddities (by John Koziol)

I recently had a conversation with a friend and casually mentioned the IBM PC/XT-386.  He’d never heard of it. So I got to thinking…what other weird PCs had I run into over time.  Here’s my list of machines I personally worked with: IBM PC/XT-386 (late 1986) – A 16MHz 386 chip on an 8-bit XT…


Introduction to Visual Studio Data Designer Extensibility (by Milind Lele)

This whitepaper provides an introduction to Visual Studio Data Designer Extensibility (DDEX). In addition to providing a conceptual overview, it describes how different architectural components of DDEX work together, and shows how to accomplish common tasks when you implement a DDEX provider.  

Imagine Cup 2005

Last Saturday, I was a regional judge for the national semi-finals for the Imagine Cup.  What’s that?  It’s a competition open to students where they are given a theme and technolgies and they come up with a solution, including (usually) design specs. Yes, it’s a Microsoft sponsored event and that may piss off purists, but…