Basic was Microsoft's first product.
So, when we met with Amanda Silver, program manager on the Visual Basic team, we thought we'd ask her about that lineage and how it affects her thinking about VB.
You'll hear more from Amanda over the next week.
If you're a geek you can skip this video. It isn't for you.
Well, on second thought, do you have anyone in your life who doesn't yet have a computer? Who is scared of computers? Who you'd like to email pictures to, or have a chat once in a while with?
Then show this video to them.
MSN TV 2…
This is a different kind of video. It's not of someone talking about a Microsoft product.
It's about a Microsoft employee's hobby.
We think you'll find his hobby to be pretty darn interesting, though. He tore apart his car, put Windows XP, WiFi, GPS, and other things, into his car, and put it…
Last week you saw
Jeffrey Snover talking about Monad here on Channel 9. Here's his demo of Monad. Monad is the code-name for a new command shell for Windows.
In this video Jeffrey talks about the five concepts of Monad that you'll need to know to get started.
If you were at the PDC last fall you might have heard about Monad. That's the code-name for a new command shell. Jason Nadal,
on his blog, said he was "blown away" by what he saw.
So, of course, we had to track down the Architect on the team (officially named the "Administration…
We thought we'd put Paul on the spot and ask him:
"Fill in the blank, a great VB programmer does _____."
Here's his answer.
In another video that we just posted we asked Paul to tell us how to make our Visual Basic applications run faster.
We were hanging out in building 41 in Microsoft's headquarters the other day and saw a wall of customers' photos and a bit about what they were using Visual Studio for. So, we tracked down the guy responsible, Chad Royal, lead program manager, and got
the story behind the wall.
Turns out that…
How do you make programming fun? How do you make it relevant? Paul Vick talks about the challenges that Microsoft has ahead of it to remain the language for the next generation of developers.
Why does this matter? Well, Basic was Microsoft's first product. Everything grew from that…