NET Framework 35 and Visual Studio 2008 development

  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    What Windows Vista means for .NET developers

    From the Office 2007 Ribbon to Visual Basic 6 support and a Registry "Jedi mind trick," Microsoft says there is a lot for developers to like about the new Windows Vista.

  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    Podcast: .NET Development and Windows Vista

    In this podcast, two MSDN developer evangelists discuss how Windows Vista lets developers focus less on "plumbing" code and more on building a better user experience.

  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    Orcas, next version of Visual Studio, reaches CTP

    Microsoft has released a preview for Orcas, the successor to Visual Studio 2005. There is partial support for Visual Basic 9, as well as several improvements to the .NET Framework.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Visual Basic's future: LINQ, Orcas and, yes, VB 6

    Microsoft is working both on its next version of VB, which promises better data query capabilities, and on ensuring that VB 6 apps will run in Vista.

  • June 23, 2006 23 Jun'06

    Tech Ed series: Visual Basic past, present and future

    This three-part series looks at Tech Ed sessions devoted to VB 6, VB 2005 and VB 9.

  • January 27, 2006 27 Jan'06

    Is a trip to Tuscany in your future?

    Tuscany is the code-name for a future "Live" version of Visual Studio. Live features are not a selling point for developer Mike Gunderloy. Instead, he writes, they are things to View With Alarm, or at least with some suspicion.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Let's think about LINQ

    Whether or not you are thinking about 2008 -- when LINQ might hit the streets -- there is simply no avoiding the fact that the VB language is becoming more and more complex. Using cutting-edge features like LINQ is going to require you to ...

  • August 26, 2005 26 Aug'05

    VB 9.0 and beyond: Tea leaves from PDC agenda

    You're going to see a flurry of mentions of Visual Basic 9.0 in the press in the near future. It is premature for headlines, however. by Mike Gunderloy