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  1. Future Directions for Visual Basic Lisa Feigenbaum Microsoft Program Manager Visual Studio Managed Languages http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam Lisa.Feigenbaum@microsoft.com

  2. Agenda • Context • VB 2010 Demo • Future Thoughts

  3. Where Is Visual Basic Headed?

  4. Co-Evolution Sibling Rivalry – VB & C# C# is so cryptic… No background compiler? Are you kidding? Late binding rocks… I can save world hunger with Lambdas! VB is so lame… Love those squiggles … Automatic properties rock… I love you for who you are… XML Literals still rock! I can slice bread with XML! Love you too….

  5. VS 2010 Language New in VS 2010 Already exists in VS 2008

  6. Demo

  7. Underscores Put • Out of Work • During • Economic Crisis! • Many looking for work as semicolons • Non-profit organization dedicated to the wellbeing of underscore characters: • www.unemployedunderscores.com • _

  8. Dynamic

  9. Concurrent

  10. Declarative

  11. Opening Up The Box

  12. Where Is Visual Basic Headed?

  13. Resources • Visual Basic Developer Center http://msdn.com/vbasic • VB 2010 Language Document http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/vbfuture • Blogs (VB2010 Tag: Walkthroughs, Videos) http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam (VB Team) http://blogs.msdn.com/lucian (Lucian Wischik) http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi (Beth Massi)

  14. THANK YOU! • http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam • Lisa.Feigenbaum@microsoft.com