Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

My Final Day at Microsoft

Today is my final day at Microsoft. Over the years I have had the pleasure of pranking someone who...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/15/2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 Now Available

Today Jason Zander announced the immediate availability of Microsoft® Visual Studio®...

Author: dougseven Date: 03/15/2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch Feature Matrix

On his blog yesterday, Soma (Sr. VP of Developer Division at Microsoft), announced that Visual...

Author: dougseven Date: 03/08/2011

Data Storage in Visual Studio LightSwitch

With the recent release of Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 to MSDN Subscribers, I have gotten a few...

Author: dougseven Date: 08/23/2010

Myth Busting Visual Studio LightSwitch

Earlier this week, at the VSLive conference in Redmond, WA (on the Microsoft campus) Jason Zander...

Author: dougseven Date: 08/06/2010

Released: Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

Today, we released Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, a Team Foundation Server process template to...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/19/2010

The Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools are now available!

The Visual Studio team that brought you the SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 2010 is...

Author: dougseven Date: 06/17/2010

.NET 4 on Windows Update

Lately there have been a lot of questions about when .NET 4 will be released on Windows Update (WU)...

Author: dougseven Date: 06/14/2010

GeekFest at TechEd 2010 New Orleans

Let’s face it, going to a technical conference is good for your career but it’s not a...

Author: dougseven Date: 05/25/2010

Improving Software Development Across the Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010—Part 2

In this four part series my goal is to provide you a look at Visual Studio 2010 and highlight how...

Author: dougseven Date: 04/26/2010

Improving Software Development Across the Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010 : Part 1

In the book Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy states, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy...

Author: dougseven Date: 04/19/2010

Improving Developer-Tester Collaboration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Effective collaboration between developers and testers is paramount and can make the difference...

Author: dougseven Date: 04/19/2010

Code Understanding and Systems Design with Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 introduces an entirely new set of architecture tools to aide in both...

Author: dougseven Date: 04/19/2010

Get Ready for GeekFest 2009 @ TechEd

Let’s face it, going to a technical conference is good for your career……but...

Author: dougseven Date: 04/03/2009

Follow Visual Studio Team System on Twitter

Want to keep up on news from the Visual Studio Team System team? Want to get updates from live...

Author: dougseven Date: 02/26/2009

Oracle Support Announced for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development

Today it was announced Oracle support will be available for Visual Studio Team System 2010...

Author: dougseven Date: 02/24/2009

Check Out Visual Studio Tips and Tricks

Scott Cate has started a Video Blog showing Visual Studio Tips and Tricks. Starting with Tip of the...

Author: dougseven Date: 01/22/2009

User Group Session: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2010

On Monday, 13-Oct I will be presenting a session at my local (and favorite) user group, the .NET...

Author: dougseven Date: 10/07/2008

VSTS Development Edition + Database Edition

This morning we made the official announcement of the next release of Visual Studio and the .NET...

Author: dougseven Date: 09/29/2008

TechEd Wrap Up - Better Late Than Never

OK, mea culpa. TechEd 2008 North America has been over for a few weeks now, and I have not yet...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/03/2008

New Team System White Papers Focus on Key Benefits

Seven (7) new white papers focused on the key benefits of Visual Studio Team System are now...

Author: dougseven Date: 05/23/2008

TechEd is Just Around the Corner (and I am working late)

TechEd 2008 Developers is less than two weeks away, and of course that means we are down to crunch...

Author: dougseven Date: 05/23/2008

GeekFest Party at TechEd 2008 Developer Conference

Let’s face it, going to technical conferences is good for your career, but it’s not a...

Author: dougseven Date: 05/16/2008

A Little on LINQ

Recently I was involved (only a little) in preparing some of the Visual Studio Launch content for...

Author: dougseven Date: 03/17/2008

Upcoming Events I am Speaking At

In March and April I am actually a bit busy espousing prolifically about topics near and dear to me....

Author: dougseven Date: 03/12/2008

I'm Moving...to DougSeven.com

For years I have used DougSeven.com as a test URL - a place where I could throw up some demo apps or...

Author: dougseven Date: 03/12/2008

Seattle Code Camp is Coming (and Boise too)

Seattle Code Camp is coming up in a couple weeks - January 26th & 27th. They have identified...

Author: dougseven Date: 01/10/2008

Why You Need an Architect

A colleague just emailed me a pointer to this 'comic video' explaining what software architects do,...

Author: dougseven Date: 01/09/2008

Visual Studio 2008 for Ruby on Rails

With the release of the Visual Studio 2008 SDK, software vendors can now build IDE's on top of the...

Author: dougseven Date: 01/08/2008

Sharing Team System Specs

Here's another nugget from Jeff... One of the things that we quietly rolled out yesterday along with...

Author: dougseven Date: 11/30/2007

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario" November 2007 CTP is Available

Yes, the newest CTP of the next release of Team System has been made available. From Jeff Beehler:...

Author: dougseven Date: 11/28/2007

User Group Event: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2008

On Monday, November 26th I will be presenting at the .NET Developer's Association user group. My...

Author: dougseven Date: 11/24/2007

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Has Shipped!

Here is the official word from Jeff Beehler, the Team System Chief of Staff, and the really official...

Author: dougseven Date: 11/19/2007

Where in the world am I?

The more I travel, the more I realize how small our world has gotten. Rarely do I find myself...

Author: dougseven Date: 09/08/2007

Upcoming Presentations (Come along, I'd love to meet you)

I have a few upcoming presentations. If you will be in Kuala Lumpur in mid-September, I'd love to...

Author: dougseven Date: 08/22/2007

What Do You Want?

I'm curious. You know me...I live to work for you. I want to give you what you want.Have I buttered...

Author: dougseven Date: 08/13/2007

Are Software Developers Perfect When They Write Code?

At TechEd 2007 this past June, TSHAK and I had the opportunity to record a video in the TechEd...

Author: dougseven Date: 08/08/2007

Now Available: VSTS Code Name "Rosario" Aug 2007 CTP

Last week we released the first glimpse of the future of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with...

Author: dougseven Date: 08/06/2007

Upcoming MSDN Webcast: Overview of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server - Project Server 2007 Connector

From Brian Keller: If you are interested in the recently released connector which integrates Team...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/31/2007

Visual Studio Island in Second Life: Developer to Developer Speaker Series

For those of you who have been to Second Life, or who have been curious about it, here's your chance...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/31/2007

Now Available: Team System Web Access Power Tool

Today we released the first "official" power tool release of Team System Web Access. You can...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/31/2007

Now Available: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is now available for download, along with NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2. The...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/26/2007

What's In a Name?

My colleague, Rob Caron, just posted the latest news on upcoming name changes for some of the Visual...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/26/2007

Scott Hanselman Joins Microsoft

I may be a few days behind on this one. This past Saturday, Scott Hanselman reported on his blog...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/25/2007

Visual Studio Team System codename "Rosario" August CTP Signed Off

Brian Harry, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, announced today that the Visual Studio Team System...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/25/2007

Now Available: Service Release 1 (SR1) update for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

Service Release 1 for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals is now available...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/23/2007

TechEd07 Session Available: Unit Testing and TDD

At TechEd 2007 Brian Randall and I co-presented on Unit Testing and Test Driven Development (TDD)...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/11/2007

.NET Rocks!: Visual Studio Team System Panel Discussion from TechEd 2007

During TechEd 2007 I was asked to participate in a live panel discussion to talk about Visual Studio...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/11/2007

Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Joint Launch Announced

Today, at the Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference 2007 in Denver, CO, Kevin Turner,...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/10/2007

A New Era - Visual Studio Team System

After two years on the Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team I have decided that I needed a new...

Author: dougseven Date: 07/10/2007

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