Apr 11, 2020
After 19 years at Microsoft, I’m super-excited(tm) to announce I’m joining Salesforce as the Vice President of Product for Developer Services! I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had at Microsoft and for the help, guidance, patience (for me), and friendships I’ve made over the years. As this is a big change for me personally and professionally, here are a few key things I personally considered with this job change:…more
WebMatrix & Razor: A new option for beginning developers
Jul 06, 2010
Correcting Grammar for Microsoft Products and Technology
Apr 27, 2010
I see book authors, editors, bloggers, press, team members, and occasionally even a VP misspell our products, technologies, and features that I thought I would build and maintain a list of the correct capitalization and spelling of the most commonly misspelled Microsoft products and technologies. Sources: Internal site (brandtools) and the Microsoft Trademarks Web site. Last updated: April 27, 2010 Incorrect **Correct ** .net or .Net .NET .…more
Happy Valentine’s Day from Channel 9!
Feb 14, 2010
Yes, it’s Valentine’s day on Channel 9, time to have some more fun. Kudos to Laura Foy as this is her brain-child and of course Nic Fillingham and Larry Larsenfor some great cameo roles!
Bug Killer - A Channel 9 Halloween Special!
Oct 30, 2009
Check out Laura Foy’s “Bug Killer”, a Channel 9 Halloween special.
Visual Studio Documentary Part 1 & Part 2
Oct 27, 2009
I’m the last person to blog about this, but we’ve launched the Visual Studio documentary on Channel 9. I’ve embedded the videos below, Part 1 Part 2 We’re also doing the full length interviews with all of the participants that will be posted over the next few weeks We’re also going to be doing a screening at PDC on Monday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM so mark your calendars.…more
Download Visual Studio Express Editions
Oct 21, 2009
Updated 3/31/2015 While this post was originally written in 2009, it still gets a ton of hits! Today, we have lots of new offerings for developers looking for free tools including Visual Studio Community Edition and updated Visual Studio Express Editions. I’ve updated the page with relevant links below Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition Snip from the FAQ on that page: _Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?…more
My Picks for PDC 2009
Oct 13, 2009
With a little over a month to go before Microsoft’s biggest and best developer event, I wanted to pick out which PDC sessions look super interesting (to me) this year: Dan’s picks Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp (Mark Russinovich, Arun Kishan)– I’ll be setting up some projects during this time, but it would be great to go to this workshop. Note that this is FREE and you don’t have to be registered for PDC to go to it.…more
Popfly Game Downloader Available
Jul 22, 2009
While it’s sad that Popfly is going away, it’s cool that the Popfly team put out (an unsupported) tool, Popfly Game Downloader, that enables you to download and run Popfly games offline. Step-by-Step instructions on Coding4Fun Project on MSDN Code Gallery You can download any shared games, whether they’re your games or community built games. Kudos to Ben Anderson and Adam Nathan for building the tool :)
TweetCraft – A World of Warcraft Twitter client
Jul 02, 2009
After much ado, we finally launched TweetCraft, one of our new Coding4Fun applications. Shout-outs to the other members of the TweetCraft team - Gabor Ratky, Mike Sampson and Lincoln Anderson for building a kick-ass v1. TweetCraft Overview TweetCraft is an in-game Twitter client for World of Warcraft. TweetCraft has two major components: Windows client - A Windows client utility that sends/receives messages from Twitter & TwitPic Warcraft Addon - A Warcraft AddOn that sends/receives messages from Twitter Key Features…more