The amount of new features that we have enabled in VS2010 is simply staggering. Scott Guthrie just put out a great post summarizing most of the new IDE and .NET features we just shipped yesterday. Check it out here. That post doesn’t even touch all the new things we shipped on the ALM side of the house, such as all the new Test capabilities, UML diagrams, Intellitrace, etc., just to name a few.

To help you get a leg up on all these new capabilities, AppDev and Microsoft are teaming together to give you 15+ hours of online Visual Studio 2010 training at no charge. A big piece of this training is also focused on the ALM tooling where a lot of the new surface area of the product can be found.

Follow this link to get more info, but here’s a quick blurb as well:

This free online learning for Visual Studio 2010 features practical, demonstration-based instruction by Microsoft experts like Ken Getz, Robert Green and Chris Menegay, plus sample code and pre/post exams. Use these courses to get up to speed on the most important new features and functionality in Visual Studio 2010 so you can better serve your clients.

This free online learning covers these courses and topics:

  • Exploring Visual Studio 2010 Using Visual Basic or Visual C# (2 complete courses)
    • Investigate new language features and see the benefits of the new WPF-based IDE
    • Learn about many of the new ASP.NET Web Forms features
    • See how the all-new Workflow 4.0 works and get started learning its features
    • Create services using the new features in WCF
    • Drill into new WPF features, focusing on new controls, data binding and more
    • Create Silverlight applications using the new designer built into Visual Studio 2010
    • Incorporate Office 2010 features into .NET applications, focusing on SharePoint 2010
  • Exploring Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools (4 of 8 modules)
    • See the new features of Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools
    • Understand about Team System and Excel Reports as well as Ad-hoc reporting
    • Then move on to Version Control with Team Foundation Server version control concepts
    • Learn about Microsoft Test and Lab Manager for test plans for both manual and automated testing

Hope that helps! Let me know what you think!

Cameron