Prashant Sridharan, Microsoft group product manager for Visual Studio, announced Monday, March 26, 2007, that Microsoft plans to release Visual Studio code-named ‘Orcas’ by the end of the year, and it also plans to release Visual Studio code-named ‘Rosario’ (the next version after ‘Orcas’) within an year timeframe after that. A CTP for ‘Rosario’ might…

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This is a simple guideline from my own experience for installing Visual Studio 2005 with SP1 and SP update for Vista. Installation of Visual Studio 2005 is pretty straight-forward. It does not take more than one hour. For the rest you should consider these: download Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Service Pack 1 (it…

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Channel 9 forums has posted in January a video interview with Anders Hejlsberg (chief architect of C#), Herb Sutter (architect of C++), Erik Meijer (architect of VB.NET and C#) and Brian Beckman (physicist and architect of VB.NET). For one hour they talked about new trends in programming, the new issues and dificulties faced, and what…

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This week I decided to test the March CTP of Visual Studio code-named ‘Orcas’. So I started with a google search for the the download page, I found two: Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” – March Community Technology Preview (CTP) (Self-extracting Install): contains 7 archives totalling 4.5GB Microsoft Pre-release Software Visual Studio Code…

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Surprize! According to the latest Internet Security Threat Report release on March 19, 2007 by Symantec, Microsoft Windows is the most secure operating system. The survey covered the second half of 2006, in which period Microsoft Windows had 29 vulnerabilities, with 12 of highly priority or severe, and the turnaround for fixing them was 13…

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Recently, CodeGuru has published my article about customizing the Places Bar of the common file dialog. In this article I have explained how to twick the registry to display your own list of shortcuts in the places bar. The folders are specified in registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER in Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ComDlg32\PlacesBar in two ways: either by IDs for…

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