Geek, Gamer and Developer working @ Microsoft as a Product Marketing Manager for Visual Studio (DPE) – All posts on my blog are personal & don’t represent my employer


Getting started with Python Tools for Visual Studio 2013

This week I’ve had the pleasure to be at my first Pycon (2014) in Montreal. During the event I attended some sessions but mostly worked the Microsoft booth with the Python Tools for Visual Studio product team. For those that don’t know, Python Tools is a free and official extension from Microsoft that has been in development as an…

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 – CTP 1

With only 18 days since Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 went RTM the product team has already delivered on the promise of rapid feature delivery and early preview with a release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, CTP 1! Before you install this update please read this: This Community Technology Preview has not been subject to…

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Enteprise Dev Camp - MVA - 2-4-2014

Enterprise Developer Camp Jump Start – Feb 4th, 2014

Update 02/17/14: Thank you to everyone who watched us live, the video recording has been published here. Also folks can download all the slides, demos and hands-on lab instructions here:  If desktop development on the Microsoft platform is something that interests you then please join Robert Green and I in our free live virtual event to learn all…

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Visual Studio Online – learning “Monaco”

On November 13th during the Visual Studio Launch event Soma announced a new capability called Visual Studio Online “Monaco”, a coding environment for the cloud, in the cloud. It complements the desktop IDE as a low friction experience that will help you get started, or make quick changes, to an existing cloud service. I for one love…

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SQLite for Windows Runtime, for Windows 8.1 Apps

Update 12/11/2013 – A working SQLite Extension for Windows 8.1 Runtime is now available in the extension gallery here. Some customers using Visual Studio 2013 Preview & Windows 8.1 Preview have brought up a valid issue attempting to migrate existing or create new Windows 8.1 apps that depend on the SQLite Extension from the Visual…

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TechEd 2013 – Sessions & Channel9 Live

During TechEd 2013 North America I had the pleasure of delivering two sessions and being part of one Channel9 Live discussion on .NET & Modern LOB apps. Below are links to all the sessions .NET & Modern Line-Of-Business Apps Robert Green sits down with Cesar De la Torre and Dmitry Lyalin to discuss modern apps…

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Visual Studio 2013 Preview (Channel9)

Yesterday at the Build Conference Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio and TFS 2013 Preview bits for download by developers, along with a go-live license for those who are willing to push the envelope. Microsoft also announced the released of Windows 8.1 Preview, a much anticipated updated to Windows 8. As with Visual Studio…

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