I had the opportunity to visit Louisiana State University this past week. Having graduated from there back in 1988, I am visiting that town after a span of 18 years. The campus itself hasn’t changed a whole lot – more people,
Today, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the beta of Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.
Based on your feedback, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer reports, MSDN Product Feedback Center and internal testing.
Earlier this week, we released the first set of Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs. Visual Basic 2005 Power Packs are controls, components, tools and add-ins that give the Visual Basic developer more power and productivity to create great business applications. The VB developer base is important to us and this underscores our ongoing investment in the VB developer’s long term success and satisfaction.
Being a platform company at heart, the developer audience is super important to us at Microsoft. As you know, I enjoy highlighting new technologies from across the company that are relevant to developers and showing how we’re providing tools that enable developers to be productive with those technologies.
Those of you who have worked with Microsoft Office 2003 or the 2007 Microsoft Office system know that they provide developers with a wide array of features upon which they can build robust business applications. This story improves dramatically between Office 2003 and the 2007 Office System:
Yesterday, the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server team released a series of new Power Toys. While versions of the Power Toys have been released previously, this is the first time they have included functionality that integrates seamlessly into the VS2005 IDE.
I blogged earlier about us delivering a release candidate of IronPython. Today, we released IronPython 1.0. You can download it from CodePlex. This is a great milestone not just for IronPython but for the .NET platform as a great platform for dynamic languages.
Earlier today, the team signed off on Beta1 for Expression Web (formerly known as Expression Web Designer) which provides you with a rich set of tools to build high quality, standards-based web sites.
You can download this beta from Expression Web and send us any feedback that you have on this.
One of our goals is to expand the availability of relevant technical content to a wider, global audience of developers.
The MSDN Wiki team (I blogged about their beta release in June) recently added a section to their site that provides a huge amount of new content for Brazilian developers.