Charlie Calvert's Community Blog

Charlie is Moving On

After four wonderful years, I’m leaving my position as a Community Manager at Microsoft. I’ve had a...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/31/2010

IronRuby 1.0 Release Candidate 2

The IronRuby team is pleased to announce version 1.0 RC2! http://ironruby.net/download Direct...

Author: ccalvert Date: 02/10/2010

Community Convergence LXII

Welcome to the sixty-second community convergence. This is the RC release issue with links to the...

Author: ccalvert Date: 02/10/2010

Iron Python 2.6.1 RC Now Available

IronPython 2.6.1 comes in two flavors – one that runs on top of .NET 4.0 RC, and one that runs on...

Author: ccalvert Date: 02/10/2010

VS 2010 RC Released

Microsoft has shipped the RC for Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4! The RC will be made...

Author: ccalvert Date: 02/08/2010

New Articles on MSDN: ClickOnce, Office 2007 Business Applications

The following new articles have appeared on MSDN: Certificate Expiration in ClickOnce Deployment...

Author: ccalvert Date: 02/03/2010

Community Convergence LXI

Welcome to the sixty-first community convergence. I’ve highlighted three new articles by HimaBindu...

Author: ccalvert Date: 02/03/2010

Community Convergence LX

Welcome to the sixtieth community convergence. I’m going to continue to keep this short, but I plan...

Author: ccalvert Date: 01/27/2010

Help Me Get Started Using Visual Studio

If you are new to Visual Studio, you might be interested in these links: Visual Studio Quick Tour of...

Author: ccalvert Date: 01/22/2010

Community Convergence LIX

Welcome to the fifty-ninth Community Convergence – now shorter than ever! Below you will see the top...

Author: ccalvert Date: 01/21/2010

Article Published on Creating a LINQ Provider

Pedram Rezaei has written a detailed and code centric article on how to create a LINQ provider...

Author: ccalvert Date: 01/18/2010

SoCal Code Camp at California State, Fullerton

Just a reminder that there will be a code camp coming up in Southern California on January 30th and...

Author: ccalvert Date: 01/06/2010

Error Loading Projects: ResetSkipPkgs

If you are having trouble loading projects and perhaps get an error message like this: ...

Author: ccalvert Date: 01/04/2010

A couple of us are working on finding a way to surface key links to information in the MSDN library....

Author: ccalvert Date: 12/08/2009

Webcast: Lighting Up the New Visual Studio 2010 Editor with Rich Extensions (Level 200)

Microsoft Events on MSDN will be hosting a webcast on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific...

Author: ccalvert Date: 12/08/2009

Official Publication of Creating Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio Videos

Though they were previewed earlier this month, we have now officially released the first of Windows...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/30/2009

Videos of C# Authors at PDC

Here are links to a few short video interviews by prebynski with C# MVPs and luminaries speaking...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/24/2009

Data Microsoft SQL Server Library SQL Server Books Online SQL Server Online Resources CTP,...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/20/2009

Community Convergence LVII

Welcome to the fifty-seventh issue of Community Convergence. In this post I’ll focus on new articles...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/16/2009

Video: Azure Services in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, Part III

This is the first of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 provides support for the...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/16/2009

Video: Azure Services in Visual Studio Beta 2, Part II

This is the second in a series of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 provides support for...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/15/2009

Videos: Azure Services in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 with Jim Nakashima, Part I

This is the first of three videos showing how Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 provides support for the...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/14/2009

Microsoft SDK for Facebook Released

Microsoft has created an SDK to make it easier for you to write Facebook applications. Resources...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/10/2009

HDI Video: Generate from Usage in Visual Studio 2010 with Karen Liu

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Author: ccalvert Date: 11/07/2009

Classic, Lightweight and ScriptFree MSDN Library Views

There have been a number of changes to the MSDN library of late, and to the way it is integrated...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/06/2009

New Article by Bill Wagner on Dynamic Method Bags in C# 4.0

C# MVP and wunderkind Bill Wagner has written an article entitled Dynamic Method Bags which is now...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/03/2009

New Article on Detecting Memory Leaks . NET Applications

MSDN has published an excellent article by Fabrice Marguerie entitled “How to Detect and Avoid...

Author: ccalvert Date: 11/02/2009

CSharp “How Do I Videos (Podcasts)” for the Zune Software

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Author: ccalvert Date: 11/01/2009

VSL at DevConnections

The following talks will be given by Visual Studio Languages team members at the DevConnections...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/31/2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 does not Load: The “Application Cannot Start” and Raster Font Errors

I was working at home the other night with a freshly installed copy of Visual 2010 Beta 2. I closed...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/29/2009

A Chance to Influence the MSDN Visual Studio Documentation (Help System)

The docs team here at Microsoft has created a new survey to solicit your opinion on the help system...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/27/2009

Running IronPython Scripts from a C# 4.0 Program

IronPython is a scripting language hosted on the .NET platform. This posts shows how you can use the...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/25/2009

Getting Started with IronPython

pre.myclass {color:black; background:lightgray} I recently spent some time getting IronPython up and...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/25/2009

New Video on Sharepoint and C# by Kathleen McGrath

Microsoft guru Kathleen McGrath has created an elegant and informative new video on SharePoint...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/22/2009

IronRuby and IronPython for .NET 4.0 Beta 2 Available

The third preview of IronRuby and IronPython running under the Dynamic Language Runtime and .NET 4.0...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/22/2009

Community Convergence LVI

Welcome to the fifty-sixth community convergence. As you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2010...

Author: ccalvert Date: 10/19/2009

The XNA Role Playing Game Starter Kit

In my spare time I’ve been looking at the C#code for the XNA Role Playing Game starter kit. This kit...

Author: ccalvert Date: 09/27/2009

.NET University is Live

Doug Turnure and Mark Dunn just reopened the .NET University site.  This resource includes...

Author: ccalvert Date: 09/21/2009

Booting from a VHD

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Author: ccalvert Date: 09/02/2009

Community Convergence LV

Welcome to the fifty-fifth release of Community Convergence. The big news this week is the release...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/31/2009

Tech Republic Posts a Review of Essential LINQ

On the Tech Republic web site Justin James has written a review of Essential LINQ, the book Dinesh...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/28/2009

CodeRush Xpress 9.2 Ships

The free CodeRush Xpress from DevExpress provides C# and VB developers with powerful extensions to...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/28/2009

Tech Days Canada 2009 Call for Speakers

Peter Ritchie has posted about the upcoming Tech Days Conference in Canada, stating that you can...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/27/2009

Soma Blog on New Features in C# 4.0

Just a quick note to point out that Soma posted on new features in C# 4.0 and VB 10.0. Both...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/24/2009

MSDN Event: Fundamentals of WPF & WPF in the Real World

  MSDN Events will host Paul Sheriff in two free half day events in Southern California. He...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/24/2009

Community Convergence LIV

Welcome to the fifty-fourth edition of Community Convergence. The number of posts from the C# team...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/21/2009

Community Convergence LIII

Welcome to the fifty-third edition of Community Convergence. Here at Microsoft the C# team is still...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/14/2009

Windows 7 Code Pack V. 1.0 Released

The Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework provides support for various features of...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/07/2009

Community Convergence LII

Welcome to the fifty-second release of Community Convergence. In this issue, I provide a series of...

Author: ccalvert Date: 08/05/2009

Recent Videos from the C# Team (2008-2009)

Here is a selection of videos created between July, 2008 and July, 2009 by members of the C# team at...

Author: ccalvert Date: 07/31/2009

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