It is Visual Studio 25th Anniversary. It also means that I have worked on Visual Studio for 25 years too. (Oh no, getting old so fast…… from a young kid to an old man…)
 I learn NT3.51 and VB during my last year on my bachelor degree study. I graduated from my bachelor degree. I still remember that I learn VB5 with VS1997 in my first job in a software company which is a Microsoft Certified Partner.
 Then I start using VS 6.0 for VB6, Traditional ASP, and also using Visual SourceSafe.
 Then I start building .NET application from VS.NET beta. At the same time, I heard from Microsoft .NET team saying that .NET will be last for at least 10 years, from 2000 to 2010. It will be the first language to do all the Web Development and Win Development in same preferred programming language. Microsoft introduce C# at the same time. I choose staying in VB.NET as I have VB background. Start developing some Web Services.
[2001-2003] I made friends with other local .NET developers and also local Microsoft MSDN team. We then formed a local community HK .NET User Group. At the same time, I participle a lot on Microsoft Forum HK and TW. I was then awarded to be Microsoft Community Star TW, then Microsoft Community Star HK, and then Microsoft MVP @TW on VB technology.
 .NET Framework 2.0 released with VS2005. As being VB MVP and attended 3 times Global MVP Summit. We VB MVPs always complained that the sample code are in C# more than VB.NET in MSDN library. in the end of 2005, I started moving into C#. I could do VB.NET and C# at the same time.
 I helped VB team to translate the hands on lab from C# into VB.NET.
Windows Workflow Foundation and Visual Basic .NET
My previous blog links:
Windows Workflow Foundation(WF) Hands-On Lab01 to Lab03 in VB2005
Finished the Translation on WF HOL Lab04 to VB2005
 Microsoft introduced Entity Framework. We called it Database-First EDM.
 With VS2010, I start learning and developing ASP.NET MVC. Microsoft released Silverlight, a web version of WPF. (at least I think so)
 EF 4 released, now it supported Code-First EDM.
 EF 6, Owin, OAuth, WebAPI…
 MVC5, Dependency Injection, .Net Core…
 .NET Core 3
 .NET core and .NET Framework now becomes .NET, starting from .NET 5. With this version, the experience on windows app development is not good as in VS2019. Specially right after I stopped the debugger.
Now, you could also download this special VS 25th Anniversary Theme Pack. Don’t wait, get it and try it.