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Sunday, November 07, 2010
CodeCast Episode 95: LightSwitch Scenarios 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 overall architecture of LightSwitch, the various phases of developing a LightSwitch application, options for a variety of deployment methods, and a range of scenarios for .NET and non-professional developers for using LightSwitch.

Guest

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

Links

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

Length: 55:04



Direct download: CodeCast_095.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: LightSwitch, Visual Studio 2010




Monday, September 13, 2010
CodeCast Episode 89: Windows 7 Development with Ritscher and Wildermuth

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Walt Ritscher and Shawn Wildermuth on the topic of Windows Phone 7 development and marketplace. Discussion includes topics such as tools for creating apps for Windows Phone 7, XNA vs. Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 SDK and API details, the app marketplace, and various details on what to expect for the first version release.

Guests

·         Walt Ritscher - Blog: http://blog.waltritscher.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/WaltRitscher

·         Shawn Wildermuth - Blog: http://wildermuth.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShawnWildermuth

Links

·         Windows Phone Developer Center - http://developer.windowsphone.com

Length: 56:48



Direct download: CodeCast_089.mp3 - Size: 52MB

  

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Categories: Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone Marketplace, Visual Studio 2010




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




Monday, June 21, 2010
CodeCast Episode 84: IronPython 2.6.1 for VS 2010 with Jimmy Schementi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Jimmy Schementi who is a program manager on the VS languages team at Microsoft. Jimmy discusses what’s new in IronPython 2.6.1, released in sync with Visual Studio 2010. Included in the discussion is many scenarios of how IronPython can be used as a great additional .NET programming language used by C# and VB developers, using IronPython with Silverlight, and details in the roadmap for upcoming released of IronPython.

Guest

·         Jimmy Schementi – Blog: http://blog.jimmy.schementi.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/jschementi

Links

·         http://ironpython.net

·         http://ironpython.codeplex.com

·         IronPython Interactive DLR Console in Silverlight - http://ironpython.net/browser/examples/dlrconsole

Length: 53:01



Direct download: CodeCast_084.mp3 - Size: 49MB

  

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Categories: IronPython, Visual Studio 2010




Wednesday, May 12, 2010
CodeCast Episode 80: VS 2010 and Office 2010 Development with Beth Massi

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Beth Massi, a senior program manager at Microsoft. On the BizApps team in the Visual Studio group, Beth is a community champion for business applications and Visual Basic developers. Beth discusses building business productivity applications with Visual Studio 2010 and Office 2010. The Visual Studio and Office teams have made significant investments in improving the developer experience for building and deploying Office and SharePoint applications. Beth discuses various scenarios for creating business applications built on Office and SharePoint as well as integrating line-of-business data via OData services. Also discussed are powerful scenarios such as consuming these services to create powerful BI data analysis in Excel 2010 and extending Office client and server applications.

Guest

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

Links

·         Office Developer Center – http://msdn.com/office

·         Visual Studio Developer Center – http://msdn.com/vstudio

Length: 29:57



Direct download: CodeCast_080.mp3 - Size: 27MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Office 2010




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




Wednesday, April 14, 2010
CodeCast Episode 77: State of .NET - Spring 2010

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Markus Egger and Ken Levy discuss the State of .NET, Spring 2010 edition. Main topics include Visual Studio 2010, Expression Studio 4, Silverlight 4, Multi-Touch and NUI with Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, and Windows Azure. Much of the details discussed are based on the popular event series State of .NET tour presented by Markus Egger of EPS/CODE in cooperation with Microsoft.

Links

·         Markus Egger’s Blog - State of .NET – Spring 2010 (with links to videos and PowerPoint slides)

·         Facebook.com/StateOfDotNet

·         EPS Events

·         CODE Training

Length: 01:12:07



Direct download: CodeCast_077.mp3 - Size: 66MB

  

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Categories: State of .NET, Microsoft, .NET, Visual Studio 2010, Expression Studio, Silverlight, NUI, Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, Azure




Monday, March 29, 2010
CodeCast Episode 75: Visual Studio Tips with Zain Naboulsi

CodeCast #75: Ken Levy interviews Zain Naboulsi, developer evangelist (DE) for Microsoft based in Houston. Zain discusses his background before joining Microsoft, his various responsibilities as a DE for his part of Texas and Louisiana, and his various online activities including taking over Sara Ford’s VS Tip of the Day blog posting. Also discussed is the exciting news of Zain and Sara Ford collaborating on an upcoming new sequel to Sara’s Visual Studio Tips book. Some useful tips on the Visual Studio IDE and cool new features in the VS 2010 IDE, extension manager, and VS Gallery are also included in this fun and educating episode.

Guest

·         Zain Naboulsi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/zainnab

·         Zain Naboulsi’s Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab (VS Tip of the Day series)

Links

·         Linked.NET Users Group (LIDNUG)

·         Sara Ford’s Blog

·         Book: Microsoft Visual Studio Tips by Sara Ford

·         Visual Studio Tips eBook (iPhone/iPod/iPad)

·         Visual Studio Tips (O’Reilly) (Safari, PDF, eBook)

·         Houston TechFest – October 9, 2010

Length: 47:42



Direct download: CodeCast_075.mp3 - Size: 44MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Tips




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, March 12, 2010
CodeCast Episode 72: VS 2010 Start Page Customization with Adrian Collier

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy chats with Adrian Collier, a program manager at Microsoft on the Visual Studio platform team. Adrian discusses the powerful new WPF based customizable start page in Visual Studio 2010. The conversation includes an overview of the new start page architecture, a new template for creating customized start pages, and scenarios of how customized start pages will enhance Visual Studio. Included is details on how using the Visual Studio SDK can extend the power of what start pages can do, how start pages can be packaged as VSIX extensions and posted on the Visual Studio Gallery and then downloaded and installed by developers via the new Extension Manager in VS 2010. Visit the Visual Studio team blog for more details about customizing the VS 2010 start page.

Links

·         Visual Studio Team Blog

Length: 40:18



Direct download: CodeCast_072.mp3 - Size: 37MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Start Page




Thursday, February 11, 2010
CodeCast Episode 67: VS 2010 IDE Shell with Weston Hutchins

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Weston Hutchins, program manager on the Visual Studio Shell team (team responsible for the core IDE services and extensibility architecture as well as the overall look and feel of Visual Studio). Weston has worked extensively with the Ecosystem team during the Visual Studio 2010 product cycle to design the New Project Dialog and the Extension Manager. In this episode, Weston gives a tour of the new IDE shell features of Visual Studio 2010 including the various components that are new, enhanced, WPF based, etc., as well as some cool tips as preparation for upgrading from VS 2008 to VS 2010.

Guest

·         Weston Hutchins - Visual Studio Blog

Links

·         Visual Studio developer center

·         Visual Studio Extensibility developer center

·         Visual Studio Gallery

Length: 46:14



Direct download: CodeCast_067.mp3 - Size: 42MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Gallery, Extension Manager




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




Friday, January 08, 2010
CodeCast Episode 63: 2009 Year in Review

In this special episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short summarize news, technologies, and products from 2009, then discuss predictions and new year resolutions for 2010.

Overall 2009 in review (Intro)
Windows 7 (14:10)
Expression and Visual Studio 2010 (22:10)
Tech industry news, Oracle buying Sun (24:57)
NUI (Natural User Interface) (28:56)
Digital content and readers (37:14)
Design UI, web, and client apps (41:39)
ASP.NET MVC (50:00)
Prism and MVVM pattern, RIA services (58:27)
Azure (59:18)
Virtualization (01:01:20)
Silverlight and WPF (01:05:31)
Bing (01:07:09)
Online multimedia (01:15:19)
Mobile devices and platforms (01:16:52)
Social media, content, and platforms (01:24:15)
2010 predictions (01:31:00)
New year resolutions, 2009 predictions review (01:37:29)

Length: 01:45:46



Direct download: CodeCast_063.mp3 - Size: 97MB

  

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Categories: ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Bing, Dynamic Languages, eBooks, Expression, Extension Manager, Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, RIA Services, Silverlight, Twitter, Virtualization, Visual Studio 2010, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone




Thursday, December 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 60: Visual Studio 2010 editor with Chris Granger

In this episode of CodeCast, KenLevy interviews Chris Granger, program manager on the VS platform team at Microsoft, working on the new VS IDE editor (WPF based). Chris goes in-depth on the new VS 2010 editor including many of the cool features native to the editor as well as under-the-hood extensions architecture using the Visual Studio SDK. With the new managed editor API extensions and WPF/XAML based UI, a new generation of source code editing capabilities will evolve with VS 2010.

Links

·         MSDN Library - What's New in the Visual Studio 2010 Editor

·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

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

·         Visual Studio Team Blog  - http://blogs.msdn.com/visualstudio

·         VS Editor on Twitter – http://twitter.com/VSEditor

·         Soma’s blog post – Creating extensions for VS 2010

·         VSX samples on MSDN Code Gallery – http://code.msdn.com/vsx

·         VS 2010 editor samples on CodePlex - http://editorsamples.codeplex.com

Length: 31:39



Direct download: CodeCast_060.mp3 - Size: 30MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio editor, Visual Studio SDK, VSX




Wednesday, December 16, 2009
CodeCast Episode 59: VS 2010 SDK and Extension Manager with Quan To

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Quan To, senior program manager on the VS platform team at Microsoft. This is a follow-up discussion enhancements to the current and upcoming versions of the Visual Studio 2010 SDK for creating free and product based extensions. Also discussed is the new Extension Manager in VS 2010 for browsing (via WPF UI) and installing free VS extensions hosted on visualstudiogallery.com.

Guests

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

Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 Beta – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

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

·         Visual Studio Team Blog  - http://blogs.msdn.com/visualstudio

·         VS Editor on Twitter – http://twitter.com/VSEditor

·         Soma’s blog post – Creating extensions for VS 2010

·         VSX samples on MSDN Code Gallery – http://code.msdn.com/vsx

Length: 26:46



Direct download: CodeCast_059.mp3 - Size: 25MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio SDK, Visual Studio Gallery, Extension Manager, VSX




Tuesday, November 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 53: UML, VS 2010, .NET 4.0 with Kevin McNeish

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Kevin McNeish on the topics of using UML for both team and individual .NET developers, as well as many key highlights of what’s new in Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and .NET Framework 4.0 (including new support for UML).

Guest

·         Kevin McNeish - http://oakleafsd.com  

Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

Length: 54:54



Direct download: CodeCast_053.mp3 - Size: 50MB

  

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Categories: UML, Visual Studio 2010




Thursday, October 22, 2009
CodeCast Episode 50: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 with Doug Seven

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Doug Seven, senior product manager at Microsoft, on the recent news and announcements for the new Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 download along with the changes for both Visual Studio Product SKUs and MSDN Subscription levels for next year.

Guest

·         Doug Seven – Blog: http://www.dougseven.com, Twitter: http://twitter.com/dseven

Links

·         Visual Studio 2010 – http://microsoft.com/visualstudio

Length: 43:35



Direct download: CodeCast_050.mp3 - Size: 40MB

  

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Categories: Visual Studio 2010




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 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




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