Jason Zander's blog

Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure

New Team, New Challenges

Last week we officially launched VS2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5. I’ve spent the last couple...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 09/19/2012

Tune in to the Visual Studio 2012 Launch

This morning we kicked off the VS 2012 launch with an event in Seattle. You can tune in to the...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 09/12/2012

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!

I’m thrilled to announce that this morning we released Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 08/15/2012

Final Build for VS 2012 - Availability and Launch Dates Ahead

The final build of Visual Studio 2012 is now complete! The engineering team is finished and is now...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 08/01/2012

My Favorite Features: Entity Framework Code First and ASP.NET Web API

It’s an exciting time for Entity Framework! Last Thursday, the team announced an open source...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 07/23/2012

Introducing “Napa” - Office 365 Development Tools

Yesterday was a very exciting day for Office and SharePoint! The team unveiled plans for the new...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 07/17/2012

Live from TechEd Europe: LightSwitch HTML Client Preview and Visual Studio 2012 Tools for SharePoint

This morning I presented the keynote at TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam, and shared some updates on...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/26/2012

What you need to know about developing for Windows on ARM (WOA)

You’ve probably heard about the new Windows on ARM PCs that will be coming to market with Windows 8....

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/12/2012

TechEd North America 2012 Keynote News

We’re here in Orlando this week at TechEd North America 2012, with thousands of developers and IT...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/11/2012

Gartner Recognizes Microsoft as an ALM Leader

Gartner recently issued its 2012 Magic Quadrant report for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)....

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/10/2012

TechEd North America starts next week

TechEd is our premier conference for developers and IT professionals, and our North America 2012...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/08/2012

Announcing the June 2012 Release of Windows Azure SDK for .NET – Now with Support for Visual Studio 2012 RC

I’m excited to announce the release of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET – June 2012, which...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/07/2012

Announcing Microsoft “Roslyn” June 2012 CTP

I’m happy to announce a new Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP release, which is available for immediate...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/05/2012

June 4th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

It’s been a busy week since the RC announcements for Visual Studio 2012, .NET Framework 4.5, and...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/04/2012

Announcing the Release Candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

I’m happy to announce the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/31/2012

Welcome to the new blog design

Redesigning our blogs reminded me of painting the walls at home. It’s one of those things you...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/30/2012

My Favorite Features: Managing Projects with the Backlog, Sprint Planning and Taskboard Features in Team Foundation Server 11

In my earlier post on Continuous Value Delivery, I talked about the role that features like the...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/29/2012

My Favorite Features: Creating Storyboards with PowerPoint

In my last post on Continuous Value Delivery, I talked the importance of communication between the...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/24/2012

Continuous Value Delivery with Visual Studio 11 ALM

In the next couple of posts, I’m going to dive into some of my favorite ALM features coming in...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/23/2012

My Favorite Features: Unit Testing Enhancements in Visual Studio 11

I’ve been writing a set of posts on some of my favorite Visual Studio 11 features that...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/22/2012

My Favorite Features: Improved Tooling in Visual Studio 11 for JavaScript Developers

I’ve been working on some coding projects lately, and spending a lot of time in Visual Studio...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/10/2012

Find out what’s in store for the Visual Studio 11 UI in the RC release

After announcing the Visual Studio 11 Beta developer experience, we received considerable feedback...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/08/2012

April 27th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

Here’s a quick recap of what’s happening around the team. The “Await” is...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 04/27/2012

Better Together: TFS 2010 and System Center 2012

This week, we’re celebrating the launch of System Center 2012 at the Microsoft Management...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 04/17/2012

April 12th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

Here’s a quick recap of what’s happening around the team. Releases: We’ve released...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 04/12/2012

Tune in to Lang.NEXT Videos Online

Language innovation is an important aspect of building developer tools. As technology evolves, so do...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 04/06/2012

Visual Studio Ultimate Roadmap

Today at DevConnections I shared some insight into the roadmap ahead for our Visual Studio Ultimate...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 03/27/2012

March 21st What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

It’s been a busy month since releasing the beta of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5!...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 03/21/2012

Visual Studio 11 Beta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

On February 29th, I announced the beta release of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5....

Author: Jason Zander Date: 03/12/2012

Welcome to the Beta of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5

I’m happy to announce that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta and .NET...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 02/29/2012

Sneak Preview of Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta

Today we’re giving a “sneak peek” into the upcoming beta release of Visual Studio...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 02/23/2012

Join me at the ALM & Test days in Italy

I’m looking forward to my upcoming trip to Italy next week, where I’ll have an...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 01/19/2012

January 17th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and is off to a good new year. I enjoyed taking some...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 01/17/2012

Announcing Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview

Today in the BUILD keynote I had the opportunity to show some of the new functionality in...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 09/14/2011

Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011 is Available Today

I am happy to say that as of 10:00am PDT today, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 07/26/2011

June 28th What's Happening Around Visual Studio

A quick recap of what's been happening on the team. Unit Testing Windows Phone 7 applications - Amit...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/28/2011

Please welcome Erich Gamma to the Visual Studio team!

Today I am thrilled to announce that Erich Gamma will be joining the Visual Studio team as a...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 06/06/2011

May 27th What's Happening Around Visual Studio

Last week was Teched North America in Atlanta, GA. It was a great event and continues to be one of...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/27/2011

Announcing ALM Roadmap in Visual Studio vNext at Teched

I get a lot of questions about the future of Visual Studio; while I can't talk about everything...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 05/16/2011

April 19th What's Happening Around Visual Studio

It's been a while since I've done a look back on what's been happening on the team. I thought this...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 04/19/2011

Announcing Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ Beta 2

I’m happy to announce that as of 10:00 AM PDT today Microsoft® Visual Studio®...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 03/15/2011

Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

I’m happy to announce that as of 10:00 AM PST the final version of the Visual Studio 2010...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 03/08/2011

Performance Troubleshooting Article and VS2010 SP1 Change

We are getting very near to the final release of VS2010 SP1 (if we were landing a plane the wheels...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 03/03/2011

Visual Studio Jobs

Often times when I'm attending conferences I am asked if Visual Studio is hiring. Here are a few...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 02/15/2011

January 14th What's Happening Around Visual Studio

Quick recap of what's been happening on the team. Rangers Highlights of 2010 - Learn more about the...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 01/14/2011

Tutorial: Dynamic Tile Push Notification for Windows Phone 7

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to update my Tip Express application with dynamic tile...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 01/03/2011

I’m on holiday break right now which means it’s time to write some code; I tend to go into...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 12/23/2010

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Interim Fix List

One of the most common requests from the announcement of VS2010 SP1 was for the list of fixed issues...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 12/20/2010

December 16th What's Happening Around Visual Studio

Quick recap on what's been happening on the team. Team Foundation Server and Project Server...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 12/16/2010

Announcing Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta

I'm happy to announce that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download!...

Author: Jason Zander Date: 12/07/2010

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