Pick up my badge, grab a quick breakfast, now off to the keynote! Huh, apparently you should arrive more than 2 minutes before it starts if you want a seat, oh well, lesson learned. TechEd isn’t just for developers, so the first part of the keynote was interesting but as much as I understand the value of all the great new things for the IT Pros of the world, I have to admit, that I didn’t really get pumped until they started showing me code .
The specific topic that got me jazzed was the demonstration of Visual Studio vNext by Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio. Even as the ITPros were getting restless in their seats, I was getting drawn in by what’s coming down the pipe. But watching a keynote is like watching the Coming Soon trailers at the movies, just enough to get you hooked, they don’t have time to get into details. Happily, there was a follow up session for us developer geeks: “The future of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management”. So what can we expect? let’s take a look at today’s top 5:
Top 5 Things to Look for in Visual Studio vNext (in no particular order)
There is much more to Visual Studio vNext. They are really addressing the issues developers face every day during the typical application life cycle. This release is going to rock! You can’t download a preview yet, but you can read more and download the System Center Connector CTP on Jason Zander’s blog. The System Center Connector allows you to send information from System Center to your developers in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. Using this connector the operations team can capture and send great diagnostic information to the support team who has to dig into the code and figure out what isn’t working. That should give us all something to play with until the vNext beta release .