Beth Massi

Principal Product Manager, .NET

Beth is a Product Manager on the .NET MAUI tooling team at Microsoft and responsible for making native device development in Visual Studio a delightful experience. Formerly the Marketing Director and Community Manager for .NET as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the .NET Foundation, she’s spent her career helping .NET developers be successful.

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How-Do-I Videos: WPF Forms over Data (Beth Massi)

If you haven't noticed, we released a couple new how-to videos on the VB Dev Center starting a new series which is focused on data-based application development in Windows Presentation Foundation using Visual Studio 2008. The videos are also being featured on www.WindowsClient.net today. Look for many more in the coming weeks!Enjoy,-...

Article: Sharpening Your Axis with Visual Basic 9 (Beth Massi)

In the July/August issue of CoDe Magazine there's an article I wrote with Avner Aharoni (the Program Manager on XML literals) called Sharpening Your Axis with Visual Basic 9. (They just opened up online access to even non-subscribers today!) I highly recommend this article which shows you from the beginning how XML literals, embedded ...

Community Article: Creating a Text-to-speech add-in for Word (Beth Massi)

Just released onto the Visual Basic Developer Center, a new article Creating a Text-to-speech add-in for Microsoft Word 2007 with Visual Studio 2008 from a member of our Italian .NET community, Alessandro Del Sole. The article shows how to use Visual Studio 2008 to create an add-in for Word 2007 that will read your ...

Visual Basic "Learn" Section of MSDN – Give it a Spin (Beth Massi)

The Learn tab of the Visual Basic Developer Center is being updated with a bunch of new content and VS 2008 topics. If you look at the center of the page you'll see the list of topics and when you click one, you should now see some fresh stuff. Currently there's over 200 items presented on the topic pages and we're adding ...

New Community Article – The Power of Custom Workflow Activities (Part 2) (Beth Massi)

On Wednesday we released onto the VB Developer Center the second part of Maurice de Beijer's article on Windows Workflow. In this second article about developing custom Workflow Activities, Maurice takes a look at some of the more advanced aspects of Workflow Activity development.Enjoy,-Beth Massi, VS Community...

New "How Do I" Videos Available on the Visual Basic Developer Center (Beth Massi)

If you missed it, last week 48 new How Do I videos (Forms over data, Windows development, Office development and Security) were added to the Visual Basic Developer Center in addition to adding new download formats for 12 others. Many thanks to Rob Windsor, Pat Tormey and Steve Hansen for doing these videos.In addition to these I also...

New Community Article – The Power of Custom Workflow Activities (Part 1) (Beth Massi)

MVP Maurice de Beijer is at it again with another great article on Workflow Foundation (WF), this time showing us how to create custom workflow activities in "The Power of Custom Workflow Activities (Part 1)". This is the first of a two part series on how to create custom activities but if you need to get started with an intro first ...

Language Futures Page on Code Gallery (Beth Massi)

Go take an early peak at what the VB and C# teams are cooking up for the next version by visiting the Language Futures page on Code Gallery. Code Gallery is not just about samples. It also allows us to host threaded discussions and the teams want your feedback on some features they are considering for the next version of Visual Studio. Charlie...

Channel 9 Interview – Tips and Tricks with the Interop Forms Toolkit (Beth Massi)

Today I posted a Channel 9 interview with Todd Apley, Senior Test Lead on the VB Team, where he shows us a variety of tips and tricks with using the Interop Forms Toolkit on Visual Studio 2008. He also shows us how to deploy a hybrid application built with VB 6 and VB.NET using XCopy deployment and RegFree-COM. Todd will also be...

New Community Article – Windows Workflow 101 (Beth Massi)

Yesterday on the Visual Basic Developer Center we released a new article by VB MVP, Maurice DeBeijer on getting started with Windows Workflow called Windows Workflow 101. This is the first in a series of Workflow articles by Maurice. If you're struggling with how to use this technology in your applications this is a great place to start. The ...

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