• Company News

    Overcoming the New Visual Studio UI

    February 27, 2012 Share
    A blog by Doug Seven, Executive Vice President at Telerik. (Original post here) In a blog post last week, Monty Hammontree, the Director of User Experience for Visual Studio, announced the UI refresh for Visual Studio. This is a project that I had some involvement in (mostly as a reviewer) while still at Microsoft, and have been waiting patiently for this announcement so that I could talk about it. Personally I love the new UI. Sure, its not perfect, but it is a huge improvement over where Visual Studio has been for the past ten years. What is surprising to me is...
  • .NET

    Small Businesses, Meet BizSpark

    November 06, 2008 Share
    About a year ago, Microsoft launched a cool new program called DreamSpark to help students get started learning to use Microsoft development technologies. DreamSpark allows students to access a wide range of development software from a secure site, allowing them download fully-licensed products like Visual Studio 2008 Professional, SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition, Windows Server 2008, and XNA Game Studio 2.0, among others. I have always thought this was a cool initiative on Microsoft's part to help those developers who don't have the financial means to gain access to these products themselves. Well, it seems Microsoft is at it again. Today S....