When I posted my blog about us reaching the Visual Studio 2005 RC milestone, I got a number of questions from people on a variety of different issues. Chris Dias, who runs the project management for Visual Studio 2005, recently posted a blog summarizing answers for all the questions.
The Enterprise Library is a library of modifiable source code application blocks that our PAG team (Prescriptive Architecture Guidance) put out earlier this year. I have been pleasantly surprised at the uptake (or should I say download) of these application blocks.
Along the same lines as my previous blog posting, I thought I will focus on the features that we have added to the .NET Framework to support international applications. Here is a few that are top of mind for me on this:
Recently, I got asked by a number of people about what we do to enable our products to be world-ready.
We had two areas of focus for globalization and localization support in Visual Studio 2005. The first area is what I refer to as “worldwide enabling”,
Earlier today, we reached another very significant milestone for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0. At the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles, we made the first Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2005 available to attendees and MSDN subscribers.
Today we are announcing a new set of products under a new brand called Microsoft Expression. Microsoft Expression is a suite of tools targeted at creative professionals including Web designers, UI designers and graphic artists. At PDC 2005, we will demo professional designers using Expression working together with developers using Visual Studio.
Historically and industry-wide, programming and data have been two different islands. The development of data-enabled applications has presented developers with multiple challenges in the past decade. Developers have been asked to master multiple languages to build enterprise scale data-enabled applications. There are some key challenges primarily related to the semantic differences between the programming world and the data world.
As part of Leadership Development efforts at Microsoft, I get an opportunity to chat with people about my leadership philosophy. Here are a couple of nuggets of information that I wanted to share broadly with you all.
Sometimes we use the word leadership and management interchangeably,