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State of VS 2010 Performance

Up until Christmas, I was blogging almost every day about the progress we’ve made on addressing the Beta 2 feedback that VS 2010 had significant performance issues.  Since then, our efforts have hardly taken a break.  I saw active investigations all the way up to Christmas eve and then a bit of a lull until Jan 4th when activity ...

VS 2010 & .NET 4 Public Release Candidate Planned

I've written extensively in the last few weeks about the feedback we've gotten from our Beta 2.  I hope you can tell we've heard your feedback, we are taking it very seriously and are committed to shipping a product that you love.  I'm grateful for all of the feedback you've given.  I'm also grateful to all of you who have been ...

Update on Debugger Perf

One of the things we got a lot of performance feedback on in Beta 2 was the debugger.  We’ve been working hard on it since Beta 2 and it’s looking much better.  There was no single thing that was a magic bullet that made everything go faster – but rather a whole lot of small things that together have made a huge difference.&#...

Update on Debugger Perf

One of the things we got a lot of performance feedback on in Beta 2 was the debugger.  We’ve been working hard on it since Beta 2 and it’s looking much better.  There was no single thing that was a magic bullet that made everything go faster – but rather a whole lot of small things that together have made a huge difference.&#...

A last comment on editor/IntelliSense improvements

I got some data on some of the changes the languages team has made from Scott Wiltamuth (PUM of the languages team). The first change is in the message dispatching priority that we do in keystroke processing.  As a user is typing code that involves statement completion UI, we have a choice to make about the relative priority of (a) ...

Requests for access to VS 2010 post Beta 2 SLCTP builds

Since I posted my offer to hook you up with one of the Super-Limited Community Technology Preview builds, I have received a number of requests.  I'm happy to do it but I want to clarify one thing.  A few people seem to have the assumption that the build will be more stable than Beta 2 and therefore a great upgrade for their daily use...

Requests for access to VS 2010 post Beta 2 SLCTP builds

Since I posted my offer to hook you up with one of the Super-Limited Community Technology Preview builds, I have received a number of requests.  I'm happy to do it but I want to clarify one thing.  A few people seem to have the assumption that the build will be more stable than Beta 2 and therefore a great upgrade for their daily use...

Why do we require NDAs on our SLCTPs?

Last night, I got the following question in email and it seemed like a good one and worth sharing the answer more broadly. I'm just a bit curious about why you have an NDA for your SLCTP's. The purpose of NDA's is to prevent people talking about all the new great stuff in upcoming releases. I would imagine at this stage the products are ...

Why do we require NDAs on our SLCTPs?

Last night, I got the following question in email and it seemed like a good one and worth sharing the answer more broadly. I'm just a bit curious about why you have an NDA for your SLCTP's. The purpose of NDA's is to prevent people talking about all the new great stuff in upcoming releases. I would imagine at this stage the products are ...

Blend Feedback on SLCTP1

About a week ago the Blend team upgraded to our SLCTP1 build (Super-Limited Community Technology Preview).  We’re starting to get some anecdotal feedback from them and we’re planning to do another survey this coming week that will include everyone who tried SLCTP1 (a couple of internal teams and over 50 external customers).&...

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