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  • Blog Post: Most frequently requested Visual Studio resources

    In this post, I share some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I taught developer courses for a number of years, and there were certain questions and requests that came up on a regular basis. In this post, I’ve compiled some of the most common requests I received from...
  • Blog Post: Want to learn more about Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 Beta?

    I know I’m not the only one curious about the contents of Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 so here are some resources to help you see what’s coming! Get the beta February 29th! The Visual Studio team has gone hog wild the past few days releasing lots of great information about Visual Studio 11 and the ...
  • Blog Post: How do I use HTML5 in Visual Studio 2010?

    In this post, I’ll share what I learned about how to get started writing HTML5 code in Visual Studio 2010. HTML5 seems to be everywhere these days! I started trying it myself a few months back and I quickly decided that if possible, I wanted to play with it in Visual Studio. I’ve been working with Visual...
  • Blog Post: My love affair with Visual Studio: Error Correction

    I have been working with Visual Studio for years, and I’ve found a few tricks along the way that make my coding easier. In this blog post I’ll show one of my favourite time savers the Error Correction feature. When you are writing code for a form or a class as part of a team, or even if you are just...
  • Blog Post: Want some tips on Release Management?

    Thursday January 19th, 1PM Eastern time is a free webcast discussing the challenges of Release Management and how you can use Visual Studio features to help. Release Management is a tricky business to get right and it’s crucial to the success of a project. There are so many things that need to come together...
  • Blog Post: Building on your Architecture from TechDays

    You’ve attended, or plan to attend TechDays . You attend sessions and learn more about Agile, ASP.NET security sessions, IntelliTrace, the Entity Framework, Test Manager and more! Your head is buzzing with thoughts about how can I apply what I’ve seen at TechDays when I get back to the office . How do...
  • Blog Post: What’s Next in Software Delivery?

    Come and find out! Sam Guckenheimer, ALM expert, product planner for Visual Studio, and author of “Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback” is coming to Toronto to talk about exactly that: “What’s Next in Software Delivery”, If you are in the Toronto area you...
  • Blog Post: Great Content in the Nations Capital!

    TechDays is going to rock Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. But we haven’t forgotten the rest of the country! TechDays is sponsoring a number of events across Canada so even if you can’t make it to TechDays this year, you don’t have to miss out! In Ottawa, Microsoft is a proud sponsor and is even providing...
  • Blog Post: One More Reason to Attend TechDays – The Developer Practices and Architecture Track

    We’ve revealed the keynotes , the Windows Client and Phone Track , the Developer Tools, Languages and Framework track , and the Cloud Computing and Online Services track, now I’d like to introduce you to a track that applies to cloud, windows, mobile, and web developers, C#, and VB programmers alike...
  • Blog Post: Thank You Thank You Sam I Am! I do so like this ALM!

    It’s fall and that means back to school for kids, it also means time to start up and really get rolling on new projects, which means it’s a good time to think about the big picture: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Developing an application is about much more than just writing code...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Hands On Labs for FREE!

    There are a lot of different ways to learn a product or feature. You can watch videos, you can read blogs and articles. You can download training kits and developer guides. These work very well when you have a sandbox to play in, somewhere you can try out the features and code shown in the articles and...
  • Blog Post: By The Way There is no documentation (yet!)

    In the past few weeks I have talked about some tips on how to survive when you inherit code from someone that has no associated documentation. We looked at how to generate dependency graphs , and how to generate sequence diagrams . But sometimes we do make an effort to document our code. If you are going...
  • Blog Post: By The Way There is Still No Documentation…

    A couple of weeks ago I talked about the challenges of finding up to date documentation and showed you how to generate dependency graphs to help you figure out the structure of your code using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition. This week I want to show you another useful feature in Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: By The Way There Is No Documentation…

    Have you ever been asked to make changes or fixes to someone else’s code ? Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? A developer leaves the team and now you have to continue with their code. A consulting company develops an application and then your company decides to do the maintenance themselves to...
  • Blog Post: Free Training on .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 on YOUR schedule

    The Visual Studio Team has released a new Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course . You can complete it online, or if you prefer you can download the training kit and work offline. For those who don’t have the training budget to take an in person course, these training kits are a fantastic...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Securing Applications: Part 5 – Incident Response Management Using Team Foundation Server

    In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs , The Basics of Securing Applications . If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and then join us...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Securing Applications: Part 4 - Secure Architecture

      In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs , The Basics of Securing Applications .   If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and...
  • Blog Post: Next Generation ALM with Visual Studio vNext

    Last month, during TechEd North America , we were introduced to some of the new features that were coming in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically in the area of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Susan was at TechEd and blogged about some of those details . If you weren’t able to get...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Securing Applications: Part 3 - Secure Design and Analysis in Visual Studio 2010 and Other Tools

      In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs , The Basics of Securing Applications .   If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Securing Applications: Vulnerabilities

    In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from May 26 with Canadian Developer Security MVP Steve Syfuhs , The Basics of Securing Applications .   If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous post, so check that out (links below) and then join...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of Securing Applications

    In this next One on One with Visual Studio conversation, we’re joined by Steve Syfuhs ( @stevesyfuhs ), who is a Canadian developer security MVP. I’ve asked him to chat with us about code security – more specifically, what we can easily do to ensure that our code is safe from common threats and how we...
  • Blog Post: Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 13 of 13 - Look Boss, No Hands

    In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from March 13 with Canadian MVPs Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin, Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010 . If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous posts, so check...
  • Blog Post: Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 12 of 13 - Validating UI Automation

    In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from March 13 with Canadian MVPs Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin, Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010 . If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous posts, so check...
  • Blog Post: Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 11 of 13 - UI Automation

    In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from March 13 with Canadian MVPs Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin, Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010 . If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous posts, so check...
  • Blog Post: Developer Lunch and Learn Webinar: Windows Azure

    I’ve been talking a lot about AzureFest recently as we’re travelling around the country introducing developers to the concepts of Cloud computing, and more specifically, what’s possible with Windows Azure . Many of you have told me that with a schedule defined by the constraints of application build...
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