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Brad, are you alive?

So you might have been wondering, given that it's been oh... 4 years since my last blog post if I was still alive. The answer is yes.  In fact I've been posting over on the MDOP blog. I've b...

Brad, are you alive?

So you might have been wondering, given that it's been oh... 4 years since my last blog post if I was still alive. The answer is yes.  In fact I've been posting over on the MDOP blog. I've b...

Visual Studio 2005 US Events

The various Developer Evangelist from around the country will be delivering about 60 technical how to events showing the value of Visual Studio 2005.  These events are pure technical conten...

Visual Studio 2005 US Events

The various Developer Evangelist from around the country will be delivering about 60 technical how to events showing the value of Visual Studio 2005.  These events are pure technical conten...

New VB WebCast Series Starting Soon

Jacob Cynamon is kicking off a new WebCast series titled Visual Basic 2005 today to focus on whats new in VB and how you can get up to with it.  Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/jacobcy/archive/ca...

Updated Free eBook - Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers

Early in the BETA period for Visual Studio 2005 we released a free online version of the MS Press book Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers.  This book received great comments, ...

New VB WebCast Series Starting Soon

Jacob Cynamon is kicking off a new WebCast series titled Visual Basic 2005 today to focus on whats new in VB and how you can get up to with it.  Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/jacobcy/archive/ca...

Updated Free eBook - Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers

Early in the BETA period for Visual Studio 2005 we released a free online version of the MS Press book Introducing Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 for Developers.  This book received great comments, ...

Jackie Goldstein on VB Migration

DeveloperPipeline has recently posted a chat with Software Legend Jackie Goldstein about Visual Basic migration.  You can check out the chat here. The summary is posted below: .NET Migration: In-...

Jackie Goldstein on VB Migration

DeveloperPipeline has recently posted a chat with Software Legend Jackie Goldstein about Visual Basic migration.  You can check out the chat here. The summary is posted below: .NET Migration: In-...

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Distributed Application Development

I have been asked to pass long some information to folks.  If you are interested in taking some of the new Microsoft Certification Courses in BETA check out the information below.  The regis...

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Windows-Based Client Development

I have been asked to pass long some information to folks.  If you are interested in taking some of the new Microsoft Certification Courses in BETA check out the information below.  The regis...

Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 - Distributed Application Development

I have been asked to pass long some information to folks.  If you are interested in taking some of the new Microsoft Certification Courses in BETA check out the information below.  The regis...

Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 - Windows®-Based Client Development

I have been asked to pass long some information to folks.  If you are interested in taking some of the new Microsoft Certification Courses in BETA check out the information below.  The regis...

New LINQ Preview Bits Released

The VB team has release a new version of the LINQ preview bits.  You can download the January preview and check out the latest MSDN TV episode on link at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/Future/d...

Register Now for the MIX '06 Conference in Las Vegas

This sounds like a cool event for web developers, here is the marketing blurb: Attend the MIX conference, a LIVE! conversation between web developers, designers and business leaders, being held in La...

New Composite UI Application Block

The patterns and practices team has just released a new Composite UI Application Block.  Below is a short summary, or you can get more information here. The Composite UI Application Block Decemb...

Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2005 Upgrade Guidance Released

Also new out from the patterns and practices group is a set of upgrade guidance for Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2005 (and 2003).   You can find everything here but below is short overvi...

Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training

With the holidays coming lots of people have some extra time on their hands, with this in mind MSDN and Microsoft Learning got to together to give you something to do, free training!We were trying to ...

VBUG 2005 Winter Conference - Reading, UK

When we rolled out the new Developer Center pages with the VS 2005 launch last week one of things that we deployed was a couple of reporting tools that we are doing a comparison and analyses of. ...

Edit and Continue and Rude Edits

The Visual Basic team blog has posted a good entry about Edit and Continue and Rude Edits.  Edit and Continue was reintroduced with Visual Basic/Visual Studio 2005....

New Web Deployment Project for ASP.NET

New on the ASP.NET site today is a cool thing for deployment -- Web Deployment projects. (Download here.) This is an add-in VS project type that manages an MSBuild file and lets manage you all sorts o...

Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 Released

The first Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 has been released. According to the downloads page it contains: The Feature Pack is a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value...

Pre-RTM Visual Studio 2005 Automatic Uninstall Tool

You should install the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005 on a clean machine, that is one that did not have a prior BETA or CTP installed on it.  This is not possible for everyone and there are ma...

VS and SQL Officially Launched

Its official, Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now launched.  Not only can the general public purchase both of these products, but the trial downloads are available as well as the no-co...

LINQ Updates for Visual Studio 2005 (RTM)

Now that Visual Studio is gold and has been RTMed if you are working with the LINQ preview you will need to update your machine to a newer build of LINQ.  You can grab the bits from here....

Visual Studio 2005 and SQL 2005 Released

Visual Studio 2005 (Standard, Pro, and Express versions) and SQL Server 20005 has been released and are avaialbe for download for MSDN subscribers.  For a good overview of the new feat...

Code Snippet Channel 9 Video

The VB team has posted a new video on Channel9 about Code Snippets in VS2005.  Click here to check out the 38min show. Here are some of the exciting topics that you can look forward to hearing a...

Upcoming VB Chat on VB 9.0 Language Enhancements

There is an upcoming chat on the VB 9.0 language enhancements: Visual Basic 9.0 Language EnhancementsDescription: Have you been hearing and reading about many of the exciting new features being ...

Ready - Launch Tour 2005

November 7th and the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk 2006 is getting close.  If you are looking to learn about any of these products but have been unable to convince yo...

Kid Programming Language (KPL)

There is a new article out about KPL, or the Kid Programming Language. This is a really neat idea that is being supported by Microsoft and was recently featured on the Coding4Fun site on MSDN. I have ...

My.Blogs Released

Today we just posted the My.Blogs sample.  This is a great demonstrations by Chris Mayo and others on the Visual Basic team that shows you how to extend the My object in Visual Basic 2005.  ...

More talk about the future of Visual Basic

Normally I don't like to make entries that are just a collection of links, but this time I will make an exception.  Here are some other blogs and posts about the future of Visual Basic and Projec...

Talking about the future of Visual Basic

Today at PDC the future direction of Visual Basic is being discussed.  We have posted some resources on MSDN to help developers learn about some of the new futures, such as Project LINQ.  Ch...

Visual Basic 6.0 to VB.NET Upgrade Guidance - Community Pre-Release

The Patterns and Practices group is working on providing guildance on moving from VB 6.0 to either 2003 or 2005.  They are also working on a new Migration Assessment tool.  You can join the ...

Wanted, Dead or Alive!

Ok, got your attention with the title.  The Code Snippet team has started a discussion on the MSDN Forums asking folks to submit there most request code snippet. If you are not familiar with code...

C++ 2005 Express and Half Life Moding

I have never been a big computer gamer, that is why I have an XBox, but this announcement yesterday is pretty neat. Numerous folks here at Microsoft have been working with Valve, the creators of Half ...

Free ASP.NET Learning Challenges for Visual Basic .NET Developers

If you have not already heard, InnerWorkings is providing a collection of ASP.NET learning challenges for Visual Basic .NET developers. InnerWorkings offers migration resources for VB developers FREE...

Free Training CD from AppDev

Even more great offers.  Microsoft and AppDev, a leading developer training company, have partnered to give away a free ASP.NET 2.0 using Visual Basic 2005 Beta 2 Training CD or ASP.NET 2.0 using...

Merge Multiple .NET Assemblies Into One

Here is a great "power toy" for .NET developers, ILMerge. ILMerge will allow you to combine multiple .NET assemblies into one.  This allows lots of different possibilities, the most common of w...

Free eLearning and Book Chapters

When your whole life is all about Visual Studio, sometimes it's easy to get a little too heads-down and forget that there are some integrated technologies that you're going to need to know and use. So...

PDC Sold Out

PDC is now sold out. If you were planning on attending but did not get a spot you can still get in on the action.  We will be posting lots of great content to MSDN and the VB Dev Center duri...

Additional Free Refactorings Available for Refactor

If you have registered your free copy of Refactor you are eligible for two new refactorings from Developer Express to add to the existing options already available in the product.  If you ha...

Lots and Lots of Code Samples

We have been busy publishing and posting code samples for Visual Basic 2005 the last week or so.  For starters (sorry, no pun intended) there are two new start kits.  The first is a Sharew...

Visual Basic Sessions at PDC

If you have not seen the sessions for PDC have been posted for a little bit of time. While there are various VB sessions at this years PDC it seems that Paul Vicks VB session (Future Directions in Lan...

Windows Vista Developer Center and BETA 1 Bits are Live

You can visit the new Windows Vista (formally Longhorn) Developer Center and check out some cool new content and a nice user interface.  In addition MSDN subscribers can download the BETA 1 bits ...

PDC Early Bird Registration Ending Soon

If you have not already signed up for PDC time is running out for the Early Bird discount.  Check out the session summaries and register before the end of the month....

Developer Division Executive Blogs

Not everyone is aware that a large number of Microsoft Executives and leaders have blogs of their own.  Check out the listing of Developer Division Leaders and their blogs on the Visual Stud...

IdeaBlade and Free Version

I spent some time on the phone yesterday with Robert Otto of IdeaBlade.  IdeaBlade is a developer productivity suite for data-intensive client/server applications . They have made a free version ...

Free Online Books

For those of you that were wondering if I got stuck in Florida or something after Tech Ed, the answer is no.  My password had gotten messed up and I could not log into my own blog.  Every ti...

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