The Visual Studio Documentary: Part One (In celebration of the 2010 Launch)

published 9 years ago by Microsoft

Welcome to the first installment of the Visual Studio Documentary.This is an hour long documentary that is split into two parts, roughly a half hour each. Welcome to part one, where we take you back to the days of MS-DOS and Alan Cooper who originally sold Visual Basic to Bill Gates back in 1988.  Next week we will feature Part Two but for those that would like to watch it sooner, here is Part Two. In addition, each week we will post a longer and more in-depth stand alone interview from the interviewees that were featured in the documentary.Not only did we sift through hundreds of videos and assets but we sat down for an intimate conversation with those that were there since the very beginning: Scott Guthrie, Dan Fernandez, Jason Zander, Tim HuckabyS. Somasegar, Dave Mendlen, Dee Dee Walsh, Mardi Brekke, Jeff Hadfield, Alan Cooper, Anders Hejlsberg, and Tony GoodhewPart One dives into MS-DOS, OS/2, Windows, Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual Basic 2.0, Visual Basic 3.0, Microsoft Visual C++, Visual Interdev, FoxPro, Visual Studio 97, ASP.NET and the early days of Microsoft's Dev community. We hope you enjoy! TIMELINE Products and Milestones 1975 – Bill Gates and Paul Allen write a version of Basic for Altair 8080 1982 – IBM releases BASCOM 1.0 (developed by Microsoft) 1983 – Microsoft Basic Compiler System v5.35 for MS-DOS release 1984 - Microsoft Basic Compiler System v5.36 release 1985 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 1.0 1986 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 1.01, 1.02, 2.00 1987 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 2.01, 3.00, 4.00 1987 – Microsoft BASIC 6.0 1988 – Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.00, 4.00b, 4.50 1989 – Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.0 1990 - Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.1 1991 – Microsoft Visual Basic released May 20-Windows World Convention –Atlanta 1992 – Microsoft Visual Basic 2.0 1993 – Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 in Standard and Professional versions 1995 – Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 released, supported the new Windows 95 1997 – Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 – introduction of IntelliSense 1998 – Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 that included Visual Basic 6.0 released (first VS) 2002 – Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 7.0 2002 – Visual Studio .NET 2003 – Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 7.1 2003 – Microsoft Visual Studio w/Intellisense 2003 – Visual Studio .NET 2004 – Announce Visual Studios 2005 – Code name Whidbey 2005 – Visual Studio 2005 release w/Extensibility 2005 – Visual Studio Express released 2006 - Expression Tool Set released - devs and designers work together 2006 – Visual Studio Team release – November 30th 2007 – Visual Studio 2008 (code name Orcas) ships November = Video Studio Shell 2010 - Visual Studios (code name Rosario)

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