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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
CodeCast Episode 112: Windows 8 Developer Roadmap with Mary Jo Foley

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and Mary Jo Foley discuss developer related news and details from the Microsoft Build Windows conference focusing on Windows 8. Topics include: Windows 8 Metro vs desktop apps, Windows 8 on ARM, Visual Studio 11 (2012), Expression Blend 5, HTML5/JavaScript/CSS, XAML, C#, VB, WinRT, WinJS, .NET 4.5, IE 10, Metro app async contracts, Silverlight, Windows 8 Server, Azure, Hyper-V, Windows Phone, Windows Live, Windows Store, and overall the roadmap for Windows platform development.

Length: 01:19:21

 

Mary Jo Foley - Blog: http://allaboutmicrosoft.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaryJoFoley

Ken Levy - http://twitter.com/KenLevy

Windows Developer Center – http://dev.windows.com

Build sessions online: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/Build2011

Twit.tv Windows Weekly – http://twit.tv/ww



Direct download: CodeCast_112.mp3 - Size: 73MB

  

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Categories: Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, .NET, Windows, Visual Studio




Wednesday, July 27, 2011
CodeCast Episode 109: Launch of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy talks with Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft on the BizApps team who build the Visual Studio tools for Azure, Office, SharePoint, and LightSwitch. Beth is also a community champion and manager for LightSwitch, Visual Studio based business applications, and Visual Basic developers. In this special episode, Beth discusses the official release of Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 with the latest news and resources including availability, pricing, optionally deploying to Azure, extensibility model, and the growing ecosystem with vendors plus the Visual Studio Gallery.

Guest

·         Beth Massi - Blog: http://BethMassi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethMassi

Links

·         LightSwitch Developer Center - http://msdn.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch Team Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/lightswitch  

·         LightSwitch 2011 on Microsoft Store

Length: 32:56



Direct download: CodeCast_109.mp3 - Size: 30MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Gallery, VSX




Monday, April 11, 2011
CodeCast Episode 104: Visual Studio LightSwitch with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft on the BizApps team who build the Visual Studio tools for Azure, Office, SharePoint, and Visual Studio LightSwitch. Beth is also a community champion for business applications and Visual Basic developers. In this episode, Beth discusses the latest features and resources for the new version of Visual Studio Lightswitch, deployment scenarios, and a quick intro to the extensibility model.

Guest

·         Beth Massi - Blog: http://BethMassi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethMassi

Links

·         LightSwitch Developer Center - http://msdn.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch Team Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/lightswitch  

Length: 47:44



Direct download: CodeCast_104.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Gallery




Monday, August 16, 2010
CodeCast Episode 88: LightSwitch for .NET Developers with Jay Schmelzer

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss Microsoft’s new Visual Studio LightSwitch product with the team’s group program manager Jay Schmelzer. Jay discusses in-depth technical details and insights into LightSwitch including scenarios of who it’s for, developer scenarios, data-driven and modeling architecture, extensibility, ecosystem, version 1 features, and how it fits into the Visual Studio product family.

Links

·         Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch product page – http://microsoft.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch Developer Center – http://msdn.com/lightswitch

·         LightSwitch team blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch

Length: 48:34



Direct download: CodeCast_088.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010, Office Development




Saturday, July 31, 2010
CodeCast Episode 87: PostSharp for VS with Gael Fraiteur

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Gael Fraiteur, developer of PostSharp for Visual Studio. Gael discusses the benefits of AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) and how PostSharp for Visual Studio increases productivity of .NET development allowing developers to easily write and apply custom attributes that add new behaviors to code for scenarios including tracing, thread management, exception handling, data binding, and more.

Links

·         PostSharp - http://www.sharpcrafters.com

·         PostSharp Blog: http://www.sharpcrafters.com/blog

·         PostSharp on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PostSharp

·         PostSharp Support on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PostSharpHelp

Length: 41:14



Direct download: CodeCast_087.mp3 - Size: 38MB

  

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Categories: PostSharp, Visual Studio




Friday, April 30, 2010
CodeCast Episode 79: VS 2010 Shell Products with Nathan Halstead

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Nathan Halstead of Microsoft, program manager on the Visual Studio Platform team responsible for the Visual Studio Shell (Isolated and Integrated) Shell products, as well as the Visual Studio SDK. Discussed in-depth is an overview of the isolated and integrated shells for both VS 2008 and the new VS 2010, scenarios for using one or both shell products, Microsoft partners and others using the free shell runtime. Nathan also covers what’s new in the VS SDK for developing for the VS 2010 Shell runtimes, and how the VS SDK is used to create VS packages, MEF components, and VSIX projects for use with the VS 2010 Shell products.

Links

·         Visual Studio Shell, Integrated Mode and Isolated Mode

·         Visual Studio developer center

·         Visual Studio Team Blog

·         Twitter: @VSEditor

Length: 46:39



Direct download: CodeCast_079.mp3 - Size: 43MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Shell




Tuesday, March 16, 2010
CodeCast Episode 73: F# with Michael Hale

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Michael Hale, a program manager on the F# team at Microsoft. Michael discusses what’s new in F# for both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010, various scenarios for functional programming with F#, integration of F# with C# and VB, F# with Silverlight, and the benefits for .NET developers of adding F# to their skill set.

Links

·         F# Developer Center – http://fsharp.net

Length: 38:22



Direct download: CodeCast_073.mp3 - Size: 35MB

  

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Categories: F#, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010




Friday, January 15, 2010
CodeCast Episode 64: MSBuild with Chuck England

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Chuck England who is a program manager on the Visual Studio platform team at Microsoft responsible for MSBuild. This in-depth technical and scenario discussion includes detailed information on how and why to use MSBuild, either with Visual Studio 2008 or with new added features in Visual Studio 2010. New MSBuild features in VS 2010 include: New object model, new scheduler, Visual C++ now supported under MSBuild, new language features.

Links

·         Visual Studio Blog

·         MSBuild Reference

·         New Object Model

·         C++ Support

·         Inline Tasks

·         Property Functions

·         Before / After Targets

Length: 01:09:53



Direct download: CodeCast_064.mp3 - Size: 64MB

  

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Categories: MSBuild, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010




Thursday, December 10, 2009
CodeCast Episode 57: Expression for Silverlight and WPF

In this episode of CodeCast, Markus Egger and Ken Levy discuss a short re-cap of the recent DevConnections and PDF conferences, and talk in depth about using Expression with Visual Studio for WPF and Silverlight development, including the upcoming update to Expression for Silverlight 4.

Links

·         Microsoft Expression – http://microsoft.com/expression

·         Microsoft PDC videos online -  http://microsoftpdc.com/videos

Length: 54:26



Direct download: CodeCast_057.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: Expression, Silverlight, WPF, Visual Studio, PDC 2009, DevConnections 2009




Tuesday, October 13, 2009
CodeCast Episode 49: Using Code Templates and Refactoring with Visual Studio

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss the benefits, productivity, scenarios, and tools in using code templates and refactoring in Visual Studio development.

Links

·         Code Snippet Editor - http://www.codeplex.com/SnippetEditor

·         CodeRush, CodeRush Xpress, and Refactor - http://devexpress.com

Length: 51:50



Direct download: CodeCast_049.mp3 - Size: 47MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio, CodeRush, Refactor!




Friday, July 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 32: Roadmap for VB, C#, and F# with Luca Bolognese

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discussing Kindle and Sony eBook readers, upcoming  Microsoft Zune HD, Visual Studio 2010 beta. Then in the guest interview, Ken interviews Luca Bolognese who is the group program manager at Microsoft on the Visual Studio languages team. Luca talks about the roadmap for and co-evolution of VB, C#, and F# languages beyond Visual Studio 2010.

Guests

·         Luca Bolognese- (@ 22:32) – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/lucabo

Links

·         Channel 9: Luca Bolognese: C# and VB.NET Co-Evolution - The Twain Shall Meet

Length: 54:02



Direct download: CodeCast_032.mp3 - Size: 49MB

  

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Categories: C# 4, C#, Zune, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio, Visual Basic, F#, Sony Reader, Kindle




Thursday, July 09, 2009
CodeCast Episode 30: CodeRush Xpress with Gary Short

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Gary Short on the new CodeRush Xpress for C# and VB, a new free light version of CodeRush by DevExpress. CodeRush Xpress is available for Visual Studio 2008 including many editor, productivity, and refactoring features from the full version of CodeRush, with a new version being worked on for future release supporting Visual Studio 2010.

Guests

·         Gary Short – Blog: http://garyshortblog.wordpress.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/GaryShort


Links

·         CodeRush Xpress – http://devexpress.com/coderushxpress


Length: 31:15



Direct download: CodeCast_030.mp3 - Size: 29MB

  

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Categories: , C#, DevExpress, DXCore, CodeRush, Visual Studio




Thursday, July 02, 2009
CodeCast Episode 29: Dynamic Language Features in C# 4.0 with Alexandru Ghiondea

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Alexandru Ghiondea who is a QA test engineer on the C# compiler team focused on the area of new dynamic language features in C# 4.0 (Visual Studio 2010). Alexandru discusses how the new dynamic features in C# 4.0 relates to dynamic features of VB, how C# 4.0 will improve areas such as COM programming support (dynamic methods, late binding of COM, etc)., and how C# 4.0 is improved interop with dynamic languages like IronPython and IronRuby,

Guests

·         Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/alexghi


Links

·         C# Developer Center: http://msdn.com/vcsharp


Length: 18:29



Direct download: CodeCast_029.mp3 - Size: 17MB

  

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Categories: C# 4, C#, Dynamic Languages, Languages, IronPython, IronRuby, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010




Thursday, June 25, 2009
CodeCast Episode 28: Adding Features to C# and VB Compilers with Sam Ng

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Sam Ng who is a developer on the C# compiler team at Microsoft, discussing processes for adding new features to the C# compiler and language, including new features coming in Visual Studio 2010.

Guests

·         Sam Ng – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/samng


Links

·         Channel 9: Inside C# 4.0: dynamic typing, optional parameters, covariance and contravariance


Length: 30:38



Direct download: CodeCast_028.mp3 - Size: 28MB

  

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Categories: Languages, C#, Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2010, Channel 9




Thursday, June 18, 2009
CodeCast Episode 27: Extensible Start Page in Visual Studio 2010 with Noah Coad

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Noah Coad who is a program manager on the Visual Studio Platform team. Noah is working on bringing various VS IDE UI components into WPF for VS 2010, and discusses his efforts on the new Visual Studio 2010 IDE including the cool new customizable and extensible WPF/XAML based Start Page.

Guests

·         Noah Coad - Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc, Twitter: http://twitter.com/noahcoad


Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Start Page Customization


Length: 12:45



Direct download: CodeCast_027.mp3 - Size: 12MB

  

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Categories: , XAML, WPF, VSX, Visual Studio




Thursday, May 21, 2009
CodeCast Episode 23: VS 2010 Extension Manager and Visual Studio Gallery

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Quan To and Anthony Cangialosi of the Visual Studio Platform team at Microsoft. The discussion goes into new details about the Extension Manager in Visual Studio 2010 and the enhancements to the Visual Studio Gallery (http://visualstudiogallery.com) to allow hosting extensions online allowing them to be installed from within the VS IDE. Also discussed, enhancements to the current and upcoming versions of the Visual Studio SDK for creating free and product based extensions.

Guests

·         Quan To – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/quanto

·         Anthony Cangialosi – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/acangialosi, Twitter: http://twitter.com/acangialosi

Links

·         Visual Studio Gallery – http://visualstudiogallery.com

·         VSX Team Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/vsxteam

·         VSX on Twitter – http://twitter.com/VSX

Length: 34:49



Direct download: CodeCast_023.mp3 - Size: 32MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio Gallery, VSX, Visual Studio




Thursday, May 14, 2009
CodeCast Episode 22: F# with Chris Smith

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Chris Smith from Microsoft’s F# language team on F#, functional programming, his new F# book, F# for VS 2008, upcoming F# inclusion in VS 2010, and why F# is useful to C# and VB developers.

Guests

·         Chris Smith – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/chrsmith, Twitter: http://twitter.com/aChrisSmith

Links

·         Programming F# by Chris Smith

·         F# Developer Center – http://msdn.com/fsharp

Length: 28:21



Direct download: CodeCast_022.mp3 - Size: 26MB

  

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Categories: Languages, C#, F#, Visual Basic, Visual Studio




Tuesday, May 05, 2009
CodeCast Episode 20: Biz Apps Team and VB with Beth Massi

Co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss Expression and XAML, and tech/gadget talk on the upcoming iPhone 3.0 OS and the upcoming ZuneHD. The show interview is Ken interviewing Beth Massi, Microsoft, program manager on Microsoft’s BizApps team in the VS group. Beth discusses her work over the past two years at Microsoft on the VB team and now on the BizApps team, and chat about some cool new features and content in Visual Studio 2010.


Topics

·         Beth Massi (@ 27:28) – Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi

Links

·         VB Team Blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam

·         VB Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vbasic

·         VSTO Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vsto

·         Beth Massi on Channel 9

Length: 42:00



Direct download: CodeCast_020.mp3 - Size: 38MB

  

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Categories: XAML, Expression Blend, Expression Studio, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, Office Development, Channel 9




Thursday, January 08, 2009
CodeCast Episode 9: 2008 Year in Review

Our special 2008 year in review episode with hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger, joined by special guest co-host Rick Strahl of West Wind Technologies.

 

Topics

·         Visual Studio (@ 2:37)

·         Languages (@ 6:28)

·         SQL Server (@ 10:15)

·         Windows (@ 12:57)

·         WPF/Silverlight (@ 18:10)

·         SOA/WCF (@ 24:56)

·         IIS/ASP.NET (@ 29:55)

·         VSX (@ 36:07)

·         Tablet/Touch/Surface (@ 40:20)

·         Mobile (@ 43:07)

·         Browsers (@ 51:14)

·         Social Networking/Media and Web 2.0 (@ 59:02)

·         The "one big thing" in 2008 discussion (@ 1:05:57)

·         Our 2009 new year's resolutions for business discussion (@ 1:08:24)

 

Links

·         CoDe Magazine – http://codemag.com

Length: 1:12:52



Direct download: CodeCast_009.mp3 - Size: 67MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows, WPF, Silverlight, IIS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, VSX, Surface, Tablet PC, NUI, iPhone, iPod, Windows Mobile, CODE Magazine




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