User Ed - The blog of Ed Price, Customer Program Manager

User Ed is a Microsoft blog written by a Customer Program Manager, Ed Price. Ed enjoys Customer Engagement, Experience Design, TechNet Wiki, and general education around Microsoft products.

New Book: Building Microservices with .NET Core 2.0 - Second Edition: Transitioning monolithic architectures using microservices with .NET Core 2.0 using C# 7.0

I wrote the foreword on a new book from Gaurav Arora... Building Microservices with .NET Core 2.0 -...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/19/2018

Learn Small Basic

Are you ready to keep learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Curriculum Books: Learn...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/22/2017

161 articles from Azure CAT, patterns & practices, and SQL CAT

I'm happy to announce my work with Azure CAT (CAT stands for Customer Advisory Team), which is my...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/20/2017

Microsoft's Jeannette Wing - Champion of Computational Thinking

At Microsoft, we're proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/12/2017

Microsoft Coding Camps for Kids!

Did you know that Microsoft has had coding programs and camps for kids… for over 15 years??? Well,...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/10/2017

Microsoft - Kids Can Code!!!

Did you know that Microsoft has had tools and programs to teach kids to code… for 8 years??? Well,...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/07/2017

NEW BOOK: Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling (5th Edition)

Learn business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/04/2017

Technical Customer Profiles - Azure & SQL Server

This blog lists out the SQLCAT and AzureCAT technical customer profiles (TCPs). These are customer...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/15/2016

What is a DAX Expression?

Basic DAX Syntax A DAX formula is comprised of an equal sign followed by a function or expression....

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/06/2016

Learn to Program with Small Basic - I added 5 more book reviews

I added 5 more book reviews to this article: Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/09/2016

Microsoft Computational Thinking

At Microsoft, we're proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/15/2016

Book Info + Reviews: "Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math" by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price

"Learn to Program with Small Basic" launched on May 2nd, 2016! This blog post thoroughly covers the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 06/21/2016

EdSurge reviews "Learn to Program with Small Basic" by Dr. Majed Marji and Ed Price

This month, EdSurge published the online article: 6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 06/18/2016

Microsoft Small Basic

We'd love for you learn more about Microsoft Small Basic! Key Links: Download Microsoft Small Basic...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 06/13/2016

Want to meet with the Azure Service Fabric engineering team?

We’re beginning a series of calls for all of the Service Fabric community to join in and ask the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 05/18/2016

Teaching a 9-year old

What should a 9-year old learn? This blog post is a work in progress. Math 1: Adapted Mind...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 05/07/2016

Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 7 Editor Improvements (Code Folding, IntelliSense, Indentation, Ruler, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.10  release features a fiesta of Editor improvements, including… Editor...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 04/02/2016

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Hello! I’m proud to announce that I’ve teamed up with Majed Marji, the author of Learn to Program...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/14/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEATURES: Test like you've never tested before!!! (6 Big Test Case Improvements)

The March release includes a cacophony of testing features... Exploratory testing directly from a...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/14/2016

Visual Studio Code - NEW FEATURES: 12 Language Improvements (JavaScript, TypeScript, & C#)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.10 release features a fiesta of language improvements, including......

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/09/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW MARCH RELEASE: 13 Improvements (Viewing Test Results, Triggers, Board Drill Down, Testing from a Work Item, & More!)

For the March 3 release, Visual Studio Team Services features 17 great improvements! Several of...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/05/2016

Early Access Book: Learn to Program with Small Basic

I teamed with author Majed Marji (Learn to Program with Scratch) to write a fantastic new book from...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/03/2016

Visual Studio Code - 14 NEW COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS: Render Ligatures, Alt+Z to Toggle Word Wrapping, Build Binary on Linux ARM, & More!

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including... 14...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/01/2016

Visual Studio Code - NEW FEATURES: 14 Extension Authoring Improvements (API Consumption, Quick Pick, Octicons, Virtual Documents, Test Suite for Debug Adapters, JSON Mode Extension, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including......

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/28/2016

Visual Studio Code - NEW FEATURES: 13 Big Debugging Updates (Rich Object Hover, Conditional Breakpoints, Node.js, Mono, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 release features a palpable plethora of improvements, including......

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/27/2016

Visual Studio Code - NEW FEATURES: 2 Workbench Improvements (The Horizontal Panel & Hiding the Menu Bar)

The 0.10.8 release features a myriad of improvements, including... Workbench Hide the Menu Bar...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/27/2016

Small Basic: How to Publish Your Program

Sharing Your Program You can easily share your program with your friends or the Small Basic...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/24/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEBRUARY RELEASE: Marketplace Extensions +17 New Improvements!

For the February release, Visual Studio Team Services features 17 radical improvements! For...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/23/2016

NEW BOOK: Microsoft OneNote 2016 Step by Step (by Curtis Frye)

I helped the author, Curtis Frye, and the editorial team as a Technical Reviewer and uncredited...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/23/2016

Visual Studio Community - Free Node.js Development Tools!

I know what you're thinking! You're thinking, "Whaaat? Visual Studio Community does Node.js too?...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/19/2016

Visual Studio Community - Free Python Development Tools!

But isn't all Python free? Yes! As it should be. But now you get the sweet Visual Studio features...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/17/2016

Visual Studio Code - NEW FEATURES: 11 Funtastic Editor Updates (New Themes, Keyboard Accessibility, Screen Reader, Localization, Ligatures, Find Widget, Input Handling, Cursor Style, Auto Save, File Picker, & IntelliSense Documentation)

The January release of Visual Studio Code 0.10.8 features 11 big Editor Improvements: New Default...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/15/2016

Visual Studio Code - NEW FEATURES: JavaScript - Salsa Preview

The 0.10.8 January release features a myriad of improvements, including... JavaScript - Salsa...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/09/2016

Visual Studio Code - All the Git Features!!!

Visual Studio Code supports Git... like a BOSS!!! VS Code gets Git! Let's look at the features! Git...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/08/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEATURES: Dashboard Improvements (Auto-Refresh & Widgets)

These feature sets were included in the January update... Auto-refresh dashboards With today’s...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/08/2016

Small Basic 1.2: Installation Guide

Installing Small Basic 1.2 Small Basic is free! And it teaches actual text/syntax-based programming...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/06/2016

Why should I teach Java out of Visual Studio Code instead of out of Eclipse or NetBeans?

Why should I teach Java out of Visual Studio Code instead of out of Eclipse or NetBeans?      1....

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/05/2016

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic - "Ease-In, Ease-Out" Motions for Motors

So what's this EV3 Basic, anyway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] This awesome...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/04/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEATURES: 3 Build Summary Page Improvements (Richer Visualizations, View Passed Test Results, & File Bug on Test Failures)

These feature sets were included in the January update... Richer visualizations in the build summary...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/02/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEATURES: 2 Big Widget Improvements (building widgets & the markdown widget)

This feature set was included in the January update... Build widgets in the catalog As Karen wrote...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/31/2016

Computational Thinking - Videos & Papers by Jeannette Wing

At Microsoft, we're proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/29/2016

This feature set was included in the January update... Create branch and links to related artifacts...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/27/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW JANUARY RELEASE: Dashboard widget SDK (WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK) + 25 New Improvements!

For the January release, Visual Studio Team Services features a plethora of 25 improvements! For...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/26/2016

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic - Built-In Support for I2C Communications and UART

So what's this EV3 Basic, anyway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] Built-In...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/25/2016

CS SPOTLIGHT: Girls in computer programming... why it matters!!!

I'd like to highlight a blog post from a talented and innovative educator, Doug Berman. The...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/23/2016

Visual Studio Team Services - NEW FEATURE: Scope code search using path filters

These features were included in the December update... Scope code search using path filters...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/22/2016

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic - Unlock the Power of Text!!!!

I know what you're thinking. You're totally like, "Whhaaaat? When is text so powerful? Have you...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/17/2016

Small Basic Compiler

Microsoft Small Basic Microsoft Small Basic is a high-level programming language. Here’s an...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/16/2016

Computer Programs

This post is part 4 (out of 6) in a series of blog posts: Computers Today Where Computers Came From...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/16/2016

Computer Hardware

This post is part 3 (out of 6) in a series of blog posts: Computers Today Where Computers Came From...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/16/2016

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