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Simplicity comes to the Visual Studio 2010 SKUs and its about time
Before I can get into the meat of this post I need to make sure you’re up to date on a couple items: Item 1: In case you missed the news yesterday, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was released for download. You can get it here. Item 2: Microsoft has announced that VS 2010 will be released on March 22, 2010. What I think is one of the more significant items to come out of this announcement is that Microsoft has simplified the product marketing structure for Visual Studio 2010. Instead of the myriad ( yeah, ......
Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:28 AM | Comments (0)
Visual Studio Documentary – The History of Visual Studio on Channel 9
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for the last week or so and I’m finally getting to it. Ever wonder where Visual Studio and the rest of the Microsoft development tools like Visual Basic, C++, and so on got their start? A two-part Visual Studio Documentary on Channel 9 pulls back the curtains on the history of your favorite development environment going waaaay back in time to the beginning. You’ll see interviews with Microsoft employees and industry veterans as they recount their memories of the ......
Posted On Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:20 PM | Comments (0)
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Available for Download

It is available here.

You'll find a l ist of what's included as well as a list of fixed issues here.

Have a day. :-|

Posted On Monday, August 11, 2008 11:54 AM | Comments (0)
Extending Visual Studio with the Visual Studio Extensibility Developer Center
While at Mix '08 last week I had a chance to have lunch with CoDe Magazine Editor, Rod Paddock and a mutual old friend, Ken Levy. I've known Ken since waaaaay back in our Visual FoxPro days. These days he's the Product Manager for the Visual Studio Ecosystem. Microsoft designed Visual Studio to be extensible and encourages the community to contribute tools and utilities to make other developer's work more productive. If you're interested in writing your own Visual Studio add-in head over to the Visual ......
Posted On Tuesday, March 11, 2008 1:08 PM | Comments (0)
Creating an Office Accounting Professional Add-In
One of our developers has been working on a project to create an Add-in for Microsoft Office Accounting Professional. He's gone the public forum posting route (see the question here) and now we're trying to work our way through the Microsoft support channels. The add-in involves modifying pieces of information for a kit item. Everything is working just as it should EXCEPT when it comes time to saving the quote/order. Anyway, if you, or someone you know, has some knowledge about working with the Microsoft ......
Posted On Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:14 AM | Comments (0)
MSDN Events: Visual Studio 2008, “Astoria” and Silverlight - Thursday, Dec 20th!
If you're located in the Carolina's (or southern Virginia) you might want to check out the "The Ultimate Backstage Pass with MSDN Events" event scheduled for this Thursday, December 20th in Greensboro, NC. The event starts at 1pm with a welcome time starting at noon. I'll be presenting the "What’s New for Web Development in Visual Studio 2008" session, Chris Love will be presenting the Astoria session titled "A New Paradigm for Data Development with Web Based Data Services" and Microsoft Developer ......
Posted On Saturday, December 15, 2007 2:31 PM | Comments (0)
TRINUG Visual Studio 2008 InstallFest - December 12th!
Instead of trying to come up with my own text (yes, I'm that lazy sometimes!) I'll just "borrow" the text about this event from Chris Love's blog. Before I do though I'll add that I too will be presenting at this event. I haven't decided exactly what yet but I know it'll be VB 2008 centric. Ok, here's the text from Chris's blog post: "Next week, December 12th, the Triangle .NET User Group will be holding an Installfest for Visual Studio 2008. Each Registered attendee, and I stressed registered attendee, ......
Posted On Saturday, December 8, 2007 9:55 AM | Comments (0)
Microsoft Office System Developer Conference
Are you an Office 2007 developer or maybe you'd like to become one? If so, you might want to check out the Microsoft Office System Developer Conference scheduled for Feb 10-13, 2008 in San Jose, Ca. Interested in presenting at this conference? They are still accepting submissions until the end of October 2007. Have a day. :-| ......
Posted On Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:10 PM | Comments (0)
FYI: Join me on geekSpeak Wednesday!
I stole, errrr, borrowed this from Glen Gordon's blog... :-) "Join geekSpeak on Wednesday, August 29 at noon PT (3 PM ET) for a revisit from one of our favorite geekSpeak guests - Jim Duffy. Jim's an MVP for Visual Basic so he'll be chock full of information this time on the use of Generics in Visual Basic, and how a programming language with such humble roots handles this elegant construct. Jim's always a riot to talk to, so make sure you bring your best questions - serious and not-so-serious." ......
Posted On Monday, August 27, 2007 8:04 PM | Comments (0)
Developing Rich Experiences with Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005
Here's an offer to good to miss. Have you been thinking about diving in to the .NET 3.0 technologies? Microsoft if offering a collection of three free E-Learning classes on .NET 3.0. Topics covered include Windows Presentation Foundation Windows Workflow Foundation Windows Communication Foundation Check it out here... Have a day. :-| ......
Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:34 PM | Comments (1)
Sending Emails in .NET with the System.Net.Mail Namespace
They like me, they really, really like me... ok, well, maybe not so much, but the good folks at Microsoft, specifically Beth Massi, Program Manager, VS Core Community, must like me because she posted an article I submitted to her on the Visual Basic Developer Center Community Page. In it I cover all the in's and out's of using the System.Net.Mail namespace to send email from within your .NET Application. Topics such as sending attachments, CC, BCC, specifying the reply-to address, setting message ......
Posted On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 9:22 AM | Comments (3)
"How Do I" Videos for Visual Basic

Well Beth Massi has been quite the busy little Microsoftie since joining the evil empire. :-)  She has put together an ongoing series of "How Do I" videos for helping people learn and work with Visual Basic.  SUUUUUH-WEEEEET! GREAT JOB BETH!

Have a day.

Posted On Friday, July 6, 2007 11:48 AM | Comments (3)
Beth Massi's MSDN blog - Great VB Stuff!

Just in case you weren't aware of the latest, Microsoft MVP Beth Massi has been assimilated into the "evil empire" :-). She is now writing content for the VB Developer Center and doing a great job BTW. Check out her blog for tons of information and links relative to .NET developers. 

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 11:40 AM | Comments (5)