Back home again!


I can’t tell you how excited I am to return to the Visual Basic team after almost eight years of absence!  I spent much time working in groups around Microsoft including games, office and business solutions.  But in each of these areas I focussed primarily on enabling developer scenarios. 

And now I am back! And what am I here for?  Well, to continue to evolve Visual Basic into the best product for our customers.

My personal goal is to make Visual Basic even more approachable and usable by anyone!  I know this is possible as I myself cut my teeth on BASIC when I was in the single digit age category. Even with all of the incredible technologies we have introdued over the years, Visual Basic needs to continue permeate the community at large and be the tool of choice for highly productive application development.

I invite you here to share your experiences or hopes for what we can be doing better, and I will be sharing my own journey as I reintegrate into Visual Basic.

As a note, we have opened a Small Business Developer Center on MSDN ( something I am very passinoate about and a new forum as well (

I have a little project I am working on over the weekend, a self-study project that might be useful for others to try. I will post my results next week.

-watching the summer disappear

Patrick Dengler



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