Chats on Visual Basic 2005


For the past year, I’ve been organizing the Visual Basic chats that appear at For the most part, these chats focused on answering your questions about Visual Basic.

Naturally, now that the Beta 1 for Visual Basic 2005 is available, I wanted to schedule some chats to answer your Beta questions. But after discussing this with Robert Green, we decided to change the format somewhat; instead of just answering questions, the chat hosts will also be looking for feedback about what you like (or don’t like) about the selected feature.

I’m very excited about this new approach of using the chat medium to get feedback, and I hope it works well for everyone. The chats we’ve set up delve deeply into many of the features that Visual Basic 2005 offers.

Visual Basic 2005 Data Enhancements
July 8, 2004, 8:00-9:00 AM PST (11:00 AM – Noon EST) Special early time!
Hosts: John Chen, Steve Stein, Karol Zadora-Przylecki, and Steve Lasker

Visual Basic 2005 Language Enhancements
July 13, 2004, 1:00-2:00 PM PST (4:00 – 5:00 PM EST)
Hosts: Harry Kantamneni, Paul Vick, Alexandre Moura, Vladimir Sadov, and Gordon Brown

My in Visual Basic 2005
July 15, 2004, 1:00-2:00 PM PST (4:00 – 5:00 PM EST)
Hosts: Cat Francis, Kevin Halverson, Jay Schmelzer, and Huy Nguyen

Visual Basic 2005 Deployment Enhancements
July 20, 2004, 1:00-2:00 PM PST (4:00 – 5:00 PM EST)
Hosts: David Guyer, Mike Sampson, Patrick Baker, Elizabeth Newman, Sean Draine, and Todd Derksen

New Designers and Editor Enhancements for Visual Basic 2005
July 22, 2004, 1:00-2:00 PM PST (4:00 – 5:00 PM EST)
Hosts: Ed Smith, Jay Schmelzer, Stephen Weatherford, Sean Draine, and Mike Carter

Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
July 29, 2004, 1:00-2:00 PM PST (4:00 – 5:00 PM EST)
Hosts: Eric Gruber, Paul Yuknewicz, Jay Roxe, and Jonetta Taylor

To get more information about these chats, or to add a reminder about the chat to your calendar, please go to

Posted by: Jason Cooke, VB User Education.


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