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Visual Studio 2005 vs. Dreamweaver 8

Last week, a new set of videos comparing Visual Studio 2005 with Macromedia Dreamweaver8 became available.  You can view these videos here.  This series shows how you can use Visual Studio 2005 to build, debug and deploy web sites more effortlessly than Dreamweaver8.The free Visual Web Developer Express features most of the...

DHTML Editing Control for Windows Vista

WebDevTools is the owner of the DHTML Editing Control; a COM control which can be used in applications or web pages for WYSIWYG HTML editing and which is shipped as part of the Windows operating system.  After a long run (nine years, since IE 4.5) this control will not be shipped as part of Windows Vista. There are two flavors of the ...

Looking for strong SDET’s to help with Web Development tools testing!

The test role at Microsoft and specifically the VWD team is somewhat different from a traditional test position in the software industry. Our team is responsible for redefining how professional designers, developers, academics and hobbyists design, develop and deploy web applications.   Testers on our team are basically ...

A peek into the VWD QA World

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm John Dixon, one of the SDET Leads on VWD. I wanted to share some of the recent work the Venus QA team has done to make our life easier. I'll start with a little bit of history. I hope you find it interesting! ****Old School:********In our last release (VS2005) QA would get a new build and based on build ...

By The Community, For The Community

By the Community, For the Community! I'm really excited to announce a new community program on the ASP.NET website called By the Community, for the Community.  It's a system to help out everyone, and give some great community members a platform from which to show off their work...

Cannot Create A New Website?

Over the last few months, I've seen a number of forum posts from people saying that when they choose "Create New Website", the dialog box that showed them the different types of websites they could create was completely horked.  For example, instead of showing this: it would instead show this: Often when we see bugs like this, it's very...

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