Jun 072010
 

I’m pleased to announce that the June 2010 release of Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio is now available for free download! New features in this release: Full support for Visual Studio 2010 RTM .NET 4 support – You can now build your Windows Azure web apps and services using either .NET 3.5 or the [...]

Windows Azure at PDC09

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Nov 172009
 

Windows Azure, Microsoft’s platform for cloud-based applications, just rolled out a major update to sync with PDC09. We of course also rolled out a major update of the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio in the same push. Jim Nakashima and others will be showing our latest tools at PDC09 this week. Windows Azure Tools [...]

Oct 192009
 

Microsoft announced today the release of Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and .NET Framework 4 beta 2!  It will be available immediately for download by MSDN subscribers and for general release towards the end of this month. I can’t begin to describe all the stuff that is new and improved in this beta 2, so [...]

Mar 192009
 

Amidst the fanfare and excitement of Mix09 this week, we’ve received reports on the discussion forum from a few folks that were having trouble with the Live Framework SDK and Tools April CTP released last week.  Here’s an update on that issue. Issue: Visual Studio closes unexpectedly when launching Help: About or when creating or [...]

Mar 122009
 

I’m pleased to announce that we have released our April CTP release of the Live Framwork SDK and Tools in preparation for MIX09 next week.  For full details see the official announcement on the Live Framework blog, but here are the highlights: You can now run the local client for mesh.com side by side with [...]

Nov 192008
 

Scott Guthrie gives us a status report on the Silverlight 2 deployment and key design wins worldwide.  100 million downloads of Silverlight 2 in the past 4 weeks.  Silverlight is now on 1 in 4 PCs on the web. BlockBuster and Netflix both use Silverlight for their online movie players. Scott also sketches out some details [...]

Nov 062008
 

Now that the PDC crowd is back home again and has had a chance to digest the mountains of information collected during the conference, we’re seeing an uptick in blog posts talking about writing apps for Live Mesh using the Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. Here are a few posts I’ve stumbled into [...]

Nov 052008
 

Oran Dennison has been dissecting the new Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (“VS tools”) and raised a few questions about how the VS tools are uploading Live Mesh application files into the cloud. “Why does VS upload files to the cloud individually instead of as one zip file?” VS uploads individual files to the cloud because [...]

Nov 042008
 

We’ve discovered a bug in how the Live Framework Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (“VS tools”) set permission values for Live Mesh-enabled web apps uploaded using the VS tools.  This results in your mesh app running with fewer permissions than the intended default permission set, which will prevent your app from modifying mesh feeds for contacts or news. [...]

Oct 292008
 

In looking back at yesterday’s post on Windows Azure and Live Framework Tools I suddenly realized I didn’t provide any links to content about the VS tools I work on!  Let’s see if we can remedy that… Live Framework SDK and Tools  (dev.live.com) Getting Started using the Live Framework Tools (msdn.microsoft.com) Cloud Computing Tools Technology [...]

Oct 282008
 

Yesterday at PDC Microsoft unveiled Windows Azure, a new platform for global scale distributed computing services, often called “cloud computing”. Today Microsoft rolled out tools for creating apps that use Live Services, access the same Mesh Objects you see in Live Mesh, or execute in the Windows Azure cloud.  Mesh-enabled web applications can even update themselves thanks to Feedsync-enabled Live Services [...]

Oct 082008
 

Here’s a quick note for a solution I discovered the hard way that isn’t covered well in the MSDN documentation:  If you are writing a Visual Studio extension and adding a menu item to an existing menu (such as the project context menu) using a .vsct (Visual Studio XML Command Table) file, the priority field of [...]