Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

Windows Vista Beta is now available

Windows Vista Beta 1 is available. Here are a few links to news articles I've read about this today:...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 07/27/2005

Windows Vista Developer Center

The Windows Vista (previously known as Longhorn) Developer Center is live, and has some new material...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 07/27/2005

Debugger Chat this Thursday

I will be participating in a debugger chat this Thursday, from 1 pm to 2 pm Pacific time. If you...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 07/25/2005

Longhorn ==> Windows Vista

VS 2005 (aka Whidbey) is the next major version of Visual Studio. The version after that is...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 07/22/2005

My goals for the next year

First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts lately. June and July are always busy for me, with...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 07/22/2005

Visual Studio Express mention in Fortune

The Visual Studio 2005 Express SKU's garnered a mention in Fortune: The Amazing Rise of the...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 05/17/2005

C# videos

We recently did a significant remodel of the Visual C# Dev Center. I'm enjoying the revamped C#...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 05/04/2005

XML tools for Visual Studio 2005

Ken Levy just blogged about a new Channel9 video on XML tools. I've seen these demos of these...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 05/04/2005

VS 2005 bootstrapper

Keeping up with C#-related projects for the entire Microsoft platform and tools (from device to data...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 04/28/2005

Jason Zander on compatibility

Jason Zander has an excellent new blog entry on compatibility that is definitely worth a read....

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 04/27/2005

Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2!

I'm very excited to blog that Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 has been released. Our team has been hard at...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 04/17/2005

In early 2004, I compiled a recommended reading list for program managers. I started with a list of...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 04/15/2005

MSDN Forums for C#

MSDN has a new web-based threaded discussion system in Beta called Microsoft Forums. Josh Ledgard...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 04/11/2005

InfoWorld on Java IDE's

Java is the #1 competitor for C#, and the Java platform is the #1 competitor for .NET. So it should...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 04/06/2005

Computerworld survey of language usage

A recent Computerworld article contains some interesting data on language and platform usage. The...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/30/2005

C# established as a JIS standard

This week, C# was approved as a standard in Japan, and there was a joint press release from...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/25/2005

try/catch and scoping

I received an interesting customer question last week, and thought it would be valuable to share the...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/21/2005

Visual Studio 2005 pricing and SKU plan announced

We announced the pricing and SKU plan for Visual Studio 2005 today: Q&A with Soma "The Shape...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/21/2005

Transcript for today's chat with Eric Rudder

As previously mentioned, I participated in a chat today with Eric Rudder and 200+ customers. The...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/18/2005

Avalon and Indigo CTP

The March 2005 Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Avalon and Indigo is now available to MSDN...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/17/2005

Chat with Eric Rudder on Friday 3/18

I'll be participating in a chat on Friday 3/18 that includes Eric Rudder, who is the Senior VP for...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/16/2005

C# job openings

C# has a number of job openings that people might be interested in. In particular, there are...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/15/2005

Anders Hejlsberg interview in .NET Developer's Journal

.NET Developer's Journal has an interview with Anders Hejlsberg. It's in text, not multi-media like...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/15/2005

Peter Golde on Power Collections

Peter Golde is one of the original designers of the C# language. He left Microsoft awhile back and...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/15/2005

"This American Life" on software

I'm a big fan of the public radio show "This American Life", and was pleasantly surprised to hear a...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/15/2005

.NET Framework penetration

Approximately three years ago, we shipped the first version of C# along with VS 2002 and .NET...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/09/2005

February 2005 Tech Preview

The Februrary 2005 Community Technical Preview (CTP) has been released. This CTP includes VS Pro and...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 03/07/2005

Office System Developer Conference

While I was on vacation, the Office System Developer Conference happened in Redmond. From the news...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 02/09/2005

Dodgeball

The athletic club that a lot of MS employees belong to recently started a Dodgeball league, and we...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 02/08/2005

Back from vacation

I returned yesterday from vacation, a week-long trip to Hawaii with my wife and kids. We lived in...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 02/08/2005

Locking toolbars

G. Man asked about locking toolbars in an earlier post: <question> My own personal complaint...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/20/2005

Deployment issues in VS 2003 addressed (hopefully!) in VS 2005

seer asked a question in an earlier post about deployment issues with VS 2003: <question> Why...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/19/2005

Nomination for the .NET Developer's Journal Reader's Choice Award

Our C# book (The C# Programming Language by Anders Hejlsberg, Scott Wiltamuth, Peter Golde) has been...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/19/2005

Open source and quality

A recent SD Times column by Allen Holub questions the quality and customer focus of Tomcat...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/18/2005

Avalon Tech Preview

CNet has an article today about the general availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP)...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/17/2005

Anders on virtual calls from constructors in C# and .NET

Years ago, I had the good fortune to work with Eric Lippert on VBScript and JScript. I was a young...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/14/2005

Developer Division LeaderSpeak

My blog is cross-linked from the Developer Division LeaderSpeak page, which lists blogs from some of...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/13/2005

New C# Development Manager

I’m excited to announce that Steve Kruy is joining the C# team as Development Manager. Steve comes...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/13/2005

Striving for broader perspective

Today was the first day of a 2-day offsite with a group of senior leaders in Visual Studio,...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/12/2005

Anders Hejlsberg interview

TheServerSide.net just posted an interview with Anders Hejlsberg, the Chief Designer of the C#...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/06/2005

SmartPhone vs. Paper, Round 1

I bought a SmartPhone over the holidays, and I’m very happy with it. I’ve only had it a few weeks,...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 01/06/2005

Hello, world

One of the pleasures of working through the holidays, when few people are in the office, is to do...

Author: Scott Wiltamuth Date: 12/30/2004

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