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…


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!


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…


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…


I'm back - and an XML Editor tip (by yag)

It’s been way too long since I’ve blogged. I was off on a family trip in Europe for 3 weeks, and wrapped that with customer meetings the week before and after. It’s taken a while to get back into the swing of things – but here I am. I thought I’d start off with a…


Visual Studio Beta 2 hit the streets (by Mairead)

In case you have not heard, Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 hit the streets for you guys/gals to take a look at. It’s truely a remarkable release with alot of hardwork put in by all teams across the Developer Division as well as the SQL Server devision. The VS Data feature-set are in very shape for you to play around with….

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More information on DDEX (by yag)

One of the things that we’ve worked on for VS 2005 is something we call Data Designer EXtensibility (DDEX). It allows various database providers to hook into VS more cleanly. Jim Glass has a post on the topic on his blog – which was co-written by Milind and Stephen from my team. For those who…

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New MSDN Forums for VS2005 (by yag)

Those of you reading this blog for a while know that I’m very committed to improving our feedback loop here at Microsoft. In that spirit, I just wanted to give a congrats to the team that has just launched our new MSDN forums. Currently in use for VS2005, I hope that these get picked up…

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XML Visualizer for VS2003 (by yag)

One of my favorite features coming in VS2005 is debugger visualizers. They allow you to easily add a type-specific form based visualization while debugging. Beth points to the XML Visualizer on GotDotNet. It lets you look at your dataset in a number of ways – the data, the XML, the schema. Pretty cool. I can’t…

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VB Coding Guidelines (by yag)

Cory has published some VB Coding Guidelines. Julia asks: “Why this is on his blog and not on the VB Developer Center, I’m not sure.” Well, I asked the same thing and got back this URL along with the following message: …right now it identifies itself as guidelines for our sample effort, but this will be…

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