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  • Blog Post: Two Microsoft Conferences in June

    June is going to be a busy time of people who follow Microsoft technology. We have two conferences that will occur: TechEd and //BUILD. IMO, TechEd is the Microsoft conference you attend if you want learn all about what’s current at Microsoft, best practices on solution building, and glimpses into products...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 ALM VM and Hands-On Labs now has Update 2

    Brian Keller has updated the Visual Studio 2012 ALM VM and hands-on labs to include VS 2012 Update 2 . All labs have been revised slightly based on Update 2, with two labs gaining new exercises which demonstrate Update 2 capabilities. It’s a pretty large download and Brian offers a good technique for...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2012 and Project Server 2013 VM with Labs available

    One of the aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is that its about process. The other two being people and products. Part of the process is managing the portfolio of projects an organization is responsible for, manage the people that can work on the projects, and keeping track of the tasks...
  • Blog Post: //BUILD 2013 Announced

    In case you were wondering when the next //BUILD conference would be, wait no longer! The //BUILD conference’s website was updated today letting the world know what the conference will be held in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center on June 23-28. Registration will open at 9:00 AM PDT on April 2,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s DevOps Story Just Got Better

    Last week, Microsoft released System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 . Having been an operations manager before, there’s a lot of enhancements that would have made me happy in that former life. What really gets me excited is that this service pack are the features added to the Operations Manager because...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012 TFS Monitoring Management Pack is now available!

    A lot of operations folks I come across love the fact that TFS (Team Foundation Server) doesn’t require a full time administer to keep tabs on the environment, configuration, etc. With that said, the usually follow-up that statement with this question: “if no one is babysitting it all the time, what...
  • Blog Post: Now Available - Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

    This is certainly an exciting time at Microsoft. Just a few months again, we launched Visual Studio and .NET 4.5 to the world. At the same time, we also launched Windows 8 to the world. And since then, we’ve be releasing new versions of every current version of software we make (SharePoint, Office, Project...
  • Blog Post: Attend a Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you

    Attend a free Developer Workshop and create your first-to-market app. There's never been a better time to build apps and games. With over 630 million licenses sold worldwide, Windows 8 represents the single biggest developer opportunity to date. Hardware manufacturers are introducing new devices, and...
  • Blog Post: It’s Alive! Team Foundation Services that is.

    At last year’s //Build conference, we announced the preview of Team Foundation Services hosted on Windows Azure. For about 6 months, the only way to get on the services was if you were given a registration code from someone from Microsoft. Then we removed the registration restriction and made it available...
  • Blog Post: Pluralsight Start Subscription for all MSDN Subscribers

    I’ve been MSDN user since it was actually called the Microsoft Developer Network. But whether you’re brand new to the subscription or a long time user like me, it has always been beneficial to have a subscription. Well late last week, we just made it a bit more valuable. MSDN subscribers around the world...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcasts from InCycle Software

    Here are some upcoming webcasts from our ALM partner InCycle Software ! Managing an agile backlog with TFS 2012 – a Product Owner’s perspective Visual Studio 2012 has not only improved the life of developers but product owners as well! As a PO, managing your product backlog and your interactions with...
  • Blog Post: .NET Rocks is Coming Back the West Region

    Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell from the Internet Talk Show .NET Rocks have been on the road since September 19 doing their .NET Rocks! Visual Studio Launch Road Trip and they will be coming through the West Region towards the end of November. At each stop, they do a live .NET Rocks! show and a presentation...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming ALM Webcasts from Neudesic

    One of our ALM partners, Neudesic , has announced a series of free webcasts in support of the recent Visual Studio 2012 launch . October 30 th – Scrum and Agile Management with Visual Studio 2012 Presented by Clementino de Mendonca Find out how Visual Studio has become the tool of choice to manage your...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Launch Roadshow!

    Be our guest and attend in person to experience all of the incredible new features of Visual Studio 2012 first hand. Experience powerful possibilities. Discover how Visual Studio 2012 allows you to collaborate better and be more agile. See how it helps you turn big ideas into more compelling apps. Experience...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft recognized as a leader in Gartner’s ALM Magic Quadrant

    A lot of customers as “how does Microsoft fair in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant” when it come to ALM. In the most recent report posted on June 5th, Microsoft was positioned as the “leader” for Application Lifecycle Management. You can read more about the Magic Quadrant methodology here . Their evaluation...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Release Preview Announced!

    Today on the Building Windows 8 blog today Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview in 14 languages. The Release Preview is available for download here http://preview.windows.com , and more information can be found in the B8 blog , the press release and this video . ...
  • Blog Post: VS 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates have been Announced!

    We announced the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012,and .NET Framework 4.5. Check out S. Somasegar’s and Jason Zander’s blog all the details! Just like the beta releases, these Release Candidates ship with “Go Live” licenses. Excelsior!
  • Blog Post: Final Product Lineup Details about Visual Studio 11 Announced

    Microsoft has announced the final product lineup and specifications you can expect to see for the next release of Visual studio. Click Here for more details on the Visual Studio Team Blog. You should also visit the Visual Studio 11 website for other announcements, product breakdowns, pricing information...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 is now available!

    With the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes a new edition of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. February 29 also became the day that Visual Studio 11 Beta, Team Foundation Server 11 Beta, and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta was released. You can go to the Visual Studio 11 Beta Download page...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out!

    February 29th marked the day we announced that Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Within the first 24 hours, it was downloaded over a million times . The Consumer Preview represents is significant change to the Windows operating system with over 100...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is now available

    Microsoft is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 . This toolkit is designed to make it easier for phone developers to leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.  The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 and Training Kit is Available

    Earlier this month, we released Beta 2 for Visual Studio LightSwitch . This tool can be used as a standalone development tool or as a companion to Visual Studio or higher. You can download the Beta 2 of LightSwitch from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=CFF6C4EF-A29A-4C82...
  • Blog Post: VB for Windows Phone 7 Development is RTW

    When when the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) SDK first shipped, the only .NET language you could write your applications in was C#, regardless of using Visual Studio 2010 Express or above. Earlier this week, we released to web (RTW) VB for Windows Phone Dev Tools . Now you can choose between both languages to...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available

    It’s here! It’s finally here! This is the second feature pack update for Visual Studio which includes new testing features and code visualization & modeling features. But more importantly, CODE UI TESTING FOR SILVERLIGHT 4 APPLICATION! Let’s hear it. All together now…Huzzah. Huzzah! HUZZAH! The Testing...
  • Blog Post: Office for Mac 2011 available in MSDN Subscriptions

    Today, we announced that Office for Mac 2011 Home and Business and Communicator for Mac 2011 will be included in all Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate with Subscription Levels. This is the first time since I’ve worked with MSDN subscriptions (which dates back pretty far) that Office for Mac has been...
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