Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Windows Live Search for Mobile 1.0 Released

Windows Live Search for Mobile 1.0 has been released as announced on Live Search's blog. I used the beta for a while and really like this mobile smart client. It has a lot of capabilities driven from Live Search, but the screenshot below is one of its best features. It also supports category searches and shows traffic for major cities. To ...

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Released

Yesterday, the Microsoft .NET 3.0 Framework was released. This is comprised of the .NET Framework 2.0 plus Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, and the Windows Communication Foundation. This release is intended to increase the scope of the original base class library, so while the 2.0 BCL is included this whole release...

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta Now Available

As announced on Soma's blog, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta is available today. You can sign up to download the beta and receive more information about what was fixed. Shortly after you complete the survey to sign up you'll receive an email with a link to the download page where more information – including related KB articles &...

Sign Up for Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta

Lots of people have been asking when Visual Studio 2005 SP1 beta will be released. No dates are released yet, but you can now sign up for the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Beta to be released on Microsoft Connect...

Making of a Service Pack

In response to a previous post about how large patches can cause problems, reader Zodman asks, "Would it be fair to say that SP1 is actually ready, and that the only hold up is problems with the install?"While I can't comment on any dates or availability, I can tell you we are working hard to provide the best possible customer experience to ...

Virtual PC 2004 SP1 Now Free

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that Virtual PC 2004 SP1 is now free to download, and that Virtual PC 2007 will be free when released. Earlier this year Virtual Server 2005 R2 was made available for free download as well.Virtualization is great when testing Windows Installer packages and patches for installation and maintenance scenarios. I...
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Monad Beta 2 Available

Want a shell that doesn't peak at the for command and that's built on the latest .NET Framework? Monad beta 2 is available for download! Monad is an object-oriented shell that lets you manipulate output and has an extensible provider model so that you can traverse different data sets. Beta 2 ships with providers for Monad aliases, Windows ...

Now Blogging on MSDN

For almost as many years as I can remember, I've spent my days on the outside looking in. But now I'm here at Microsoft and with my very own blog associated with my most favorite site on the 'net: the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).Before coming to Microsoft I was the software architect for a startup and pioneered a couple ideas ...