This is thecomplete demonstration environment that I use when showing customers oursoftware. It is preconfigured with sample data, projects, and there are over 20hands on labs that accompany it, so you can learn interactively.
Hosted Hands onlabs with Visual Studio, including labs on testing
Xerox Improves Software Quality, Cuts Costs by Linking Development and Operations
Software and Services
The Xerox India Development Center (IDC) writes software forcustomers all over the world, including many Xerox groups. The geographicaldistance between IDC and its customers and the lack of modern development toolsmade it difficult for IDC developers to deliver quality code and fix problemsquickly. IDC upgraded to Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 and VisualStudio Team Foundation Server 2012 to gain a modern development platform. Itthen upgraded to Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 ServicePack 1 to virtualize and replicate production environments and integrate workloadmonitoring with development tools. The result has been a dramatic improvementin developer efficiency, software quality, and problem resolution times.Because developers are happier, staff attrition has dropped from 29 percent to10 percent in two years.
Outdoor Apparel Innovator Finds Perfect Fit for Cross-Platform Development Success
Columbia Sportswear maintainedlegacy applications that limited its ability to keep up with the pace of businessinnovation. Sales representatives found uploading orders painful. End userscouldn't use mobile devices to tackle supply chain processes. To become morenimble in addressing the growing volume of software needs, the IT organizationadopted Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012, which has enabledit to work more effectively across teams and platforms
Developers Gain Productivity Using Windows Workflow Foundation for Complex Workflows
Many companies want to automatetheir human resources processes (HR) resulting in tangible cost savings andstreamlining regulatory compliance. The complexity of the HR processes makesdeveloping the workflows difficult, but for companies across Australasia,PayGlobal has a solution. PayGlobal’s Exolvo software has pre-built workflowsthat adhere to local best practices that are ready for rapid installation andeasy customization or changes to suit specific company requirements. PayGlobaluses Visual Studio Premium 2012 to build Exolvo because it provides thefunctionality to help PayGlobal develop and maintain its substantial workflowsin significantly less time.
Hybrid Cloud Enabler Improves Time-to-Market for Multiple Products
Hybrid Decisions, a Microsoft GoldCertified Partner (ISV), used Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server2012 to improve its processes while updating its product lines to work with thelatest versions of Microsoft products. It leveraged improvements to applicationlifecycle management as well as improved capabilities across the IDE to speedtime-to-market by at least 12%.
Financial Data Leader Shortens Time-to-Market, Increases Speed with Right Tools
CMA—a company that develops pricingsolutions and financial data services—wanted to include a faster pricingmechanism in its multi-asset valuation products without sacrificing accuracy.The company used C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism in Microsoft Visual Studio2012 to quickly bring the functionality to market while speeding performanceand maintaining accuracy. CMA gained a competitive advantage and helped clientsaddress market changes.
Xbox Live and SQL Hadoop Speed Service Updates with Automated Software Engineering
Microsoft is rapidly changing itsbusiness to focus on delivering software as a service in order to provide morevalue to its customers by providing rapid updates and ensuring a consistentuser experience across devices. For its development teams this change in focusmeant that new processes were needed to meet the shorter release cycles commonto cloud-based services. Services teams from across the company led an effortto create a software engineering system for the company’s Build Deploy Testprocesses based on Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 and Systems CenterVirtual Machine Manager 2012. The teams are now utilizing gated check-in, dailybuilds, and continuous integration to reduce their release times from months toweeks or even days.
Hosted Solution Provider Builds Mobile Functionality with MVC 4
Paylocity wanted to add mobilefunctionality to its hosted payroll and human resources’ solutions while stillmaintaining a single code base. When it determined that ASP.NET MVC 4 provideda great method for doing this it decided to upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio2012. It also found that Visual Studio 2012 provided many additionalcapabilities that raised its developers’ productivity by several minutes perday.