On a recent trip to China, I had the opportunity to visit the Zhi Zhu software park in Shanghai. Construction started just a couple of years ago and companies have recently started moving into the park. However, I was very impressed with the infrastructure (road,
Thank you for the overwhelming response to this year’s Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference.
I personally get super excited about the PDC for two reasons – 1) it gives us a chance to show off some of the latest and greatest technologies that teams are hard at work in Microsoft and 2) a chance to interact with developers from around the world to understand what we are doing well and more importantly where we can do better.
We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been releasing Community Technology Previews regularly since Beta 2 and will have one coming out in August as well.
I recently got a chance to meet with a number of developers and some MVPs in my trip to the Far East. One of the questions that people asked me was related to Visual C++ and support for libraries in the .NET world.
In the past, I have talked about how your feedback is a critical part of us building the right product. Recently, we took a big DCR (Design Change Request) into Visual Studio 2005 that was in response to your feedback. This was a hard call,
A couple of months ago, Bill Gates joined Rick Rashid, senior Vice President, Microsoft Research and Maria Klawe, dean of engineering and applied science, Princeton University on stage at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Reading through the transcript of their session,