Historically, we have always been focused on improving the individual developer productivity with every release of VS. When we introduced Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) as part of Visual Studio 2005 late last year, we expanded our focus to significantly enhance software team productivity with an integrated set of tools that enable team members to work together in a collaborative fashion.
I am a big fan of working with the community in a collaborative way. We have been making some good steps forward in this regard in the last couple of years and last week, we took another step forward in this journey.
Of late, I have been fascinated by quotes and here is one that I came across recently that I really liked.
“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
As you know, work is currently underway in my group for the next version of Visual Studio which we call internally as “Orcas”.
Visual Studio “Orcas” is designed to enable customers to rapidly create connected applications on the latest platforms and with the highest quality user experience either individually or as part of a team.
It’s amazing to see all the excitement and innovation happening in the world of developing rich Web applications. The Expression team has reached an important milestone in this context and has delivered the first Community Technology Preview of Expression Web Designer (EWD).
As spring gets underway in full form, as the school season is getting over and as the kids start their summer break, as we see more glorious weather in Seattle, one very interesting thing that I personally look forward to is the start of the summer internship season at Microsoft.
A key part of what we do in Developer Division is to deliver tools and resources that help developers be highly productive. In that context, I am very excited to have the next LINQ (.NET Language Integrated Query) CTP available for you to download.
Security continues to be at the fore front of every application developer’s mind. I constantly get asked by our customers for more information and help (tools, code samples, prescriptive guidance) around building high-secure applications and services.
The Patterns and Practices team recently drove an effort partnering with several security experts in the community.
This is the fourth year of the Imagine Cup tournament that is happening. Our goal with the Imagine Cup is to provide a forum for students around the world who are like-minded and passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems come toghther and show their best ideas.