JRoxe's WebLog

New Challenges

After 5 years in DevDiv marketing, I’ve recently made a change to the Windows Mobile group where...

Author: JRoxe Date: 10/27/2008

I'm Hiring: Are you passionate about professional developers?

Are you passionate about helping to address the challenges that face professional developers? Do you...

Author: JRoxe Date: 02/15/2006

Show your pride: Visual Basic 2005 Case Studies

Have you done some really cool development with Visual Basic 2005 that you've already rolled into...

Author: JRoxe Date: 09/26/2005

Great Partner Content on VBRun

Almost five months ago, we launched VBRun: the Visual Basic 6.0 Resource Center. Since then quite a...

Author: JRoxe Date: 08/12/2005

.NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0 (beta) Compatibility

There have been a number of press articles recently about application compatibility between the .NET...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/26/2005

Meet with the VB Team at TechEd!

Are you going to be down at TechEd in Orlando in a couple of weeks? Are you interested in meeting...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/23/2005

VBRun: The Visual Basic 6.0 Resource Center

I'm happy to announced that we launched a new subsite for the Visual Basic Developers Center today:...

Author: JRoxe Date: 04/05/2005

An Open Letter to the Community

Author's Note: Earlier today, I sent the attached note to each of the MVPs who signed the petition...

Author: JRoxe Date: 03/17/2005

More on VB6 Support

There have been a lot of questions raised about the “end” of support for Visual Basic 6.0 recently...

Author: JRoxe Date: 03/11/2005

Partially-trusted applications?

We're running a survey (only takes about 3 minutes) to get some feedback on partially-trusted...

Author: JRoxe Date: 03/03/2005

Interesting Commentary

Richard Grimes posted his final column in Dr. Dobbs the other day. Dan Fernandez replied to part of...

Author: JRoxe Date: 02/25/2005

Interview with VBUG in the UK

I recently did a chat with Graham Parker, George Gallagher, Richard Costall and Geoff Hirst with...

Author: JRoxe Date: 02/21/2005

I need .NET Framework 2003 Applications!

I'm working to create a library of applications that we can use for testing compatibility between...

Author: JRoxe Date: 02/17/2005

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Happy Chinese New Year! (well, a couple of days late). As a part of my Chinese New Year resolutions,...

Author: JRoxe Date: 02/16/2005

Great Migration Content

Jackie Goldstein, the Regional Director from Israel, did a migration tour through Europe last year...

Author: JRoxe Date: 08/20/2004

Soma's Blog

Have any of you checked out Soma's blog ? For those of you who don't know Soma, he's the VP who owns...

Author: JRoxe Date: 08/03/2004

Hiring for VB

We're looking for a new writer/programmer to join the VB team. If you're passionate about helping...

Author: JRoxe Date: 08/03/2004

Some more on Express

If you haven't already checked it out, take a look at the Express blog You should also go download...

Author: JRoxe Date: 07/02/2004

Some more on Express

If you haven't already checked it out, take a look at the Express blog You should also go download...

Author: JRoxe Date: 07/01/2004

Say Hi to Visual Basic Express

This blog enty’s a little late because I’ve been running around like mad at TechEd...

Author: JRoxe Date: 07/01/2004

Who wants a migration community site?

From time to time, we host migration labs in Redmond where we invite some large customers to bring...

Author: JRoxe Date: 06/07/2004

UG Tour Photos from Boston

We've got some photos from the UG Tour! The reverse user group tour in Boston. Steven during the...

Author: JRoxe Date: 06/04/2004

Not going back

In talking to developers down at TechEd, I got the overwhelming feeling that those who had made the...

Author: JRoxe Date: 06/01/2004

TechEd User Group Tours

While we were down in San Diego for TechEd, we stopped at the San Diego .NET User Group and did a...

Author: JRoxe Date: 06/01/2004

Favorite Starter Kit Ideas

I've heard a lot of feedback that we should put together some starter kits in VB that people can use...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/23/2004

Best VB Blogs

This seems to be a relevant question with TechEd going on...What are your favorite VB Blogs,...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/23/2004

Five Years and Counting

Yesterday I hit my 5 year anniversary with Microsoft...the hard way. I was a dev and a dev lead on...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/20/2004

VB Team Blogging

The VB team has just started a blog for the team: http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam. Now, this won't...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/18/2004

Looking for training?

One of the things that I spent a lot of today thinking about was the best way to provide training...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/12/2004

Looking for training?

One of the things that I spent a lot of today thinking about was the best way to provide training...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/12/2004

Are you using the community technical previews?

One of the new things that we're doing during this product cycle is releasing a series of Community...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/11/2004

VB @ The Movies Has Gone Live

Check out VB @ The Movies - We've got 101 short videos of how to do everything from creating a...

Author: JRoxe Date: 05/01/2004

VB World User Group Tour Kicks Off In Portland

Presenting to the Portland Area Dotnet User Group (PADNUG) was an absolute blast…despite...

Author: JRoxe Date: 04/13/2004