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  • 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: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit – March 2011 Updates

    Today, the Ides of March, we released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course . The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing for SharePoint Development

    My teammate, Kirk Evans , has a good blog about SharePoint development. Not just your typical stuff about using SharePoint Designer to create master pages and portals. His blog really covers it from a developers perspective because he’s really a .NET coder first, SharePoint development guru second. A...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010

    As a developer, I never really spent a lot of time focusing on SharePoint. In the past, I would rather code it myself rather than try wrench my code to work with another platform. But as SharePoint has matured, I see a lot of possibilities of SharePoint as a platform to integrate with. If you’re a SharePoint...
  • 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: Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 now on MSDN

    Yesterday, Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 was made available to all MSDN subscribers. LightSwitch as announced at VSLive! earlier this month and is a new edition of Visual Studio. With LightSwitch, is a rapid application development tool that allows you create line-of-business or departmental-type...
  • Blog Post: Pre-Release of VS Lab Management 2010 on VHD

    Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 is an integrated toolset for development and testing teams that enables them to setup/tear down and restore virtual environments to known states for build automation and test execution. You might be saying to yourself that setting up and tearing down virtual machines...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack and Productivity Power Tools are now Available!

    A feature pack and power tool are now available for Visual Studio 2010. The first is the VS 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack while the other is the VS 2010 Productivity Power Tools. Jason Zander has blogged about these features packs in great detail, and you can read the article here ...
  • Blog Post: The Full Testing Experience: Professional Quality Assurance with Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are proud to offer this four hour live event – during which we will demonstrate the testing and quality assurance lifecycle using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server. Join us as we dive into the testing tools and testing process you can use to dramatically improve...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Resources

    With the release of Visual Studio 2010 last week, my peers and I have been bombarded with a number of questions about the release. We were pretty before the launch showing Beta and RC1 bits, but now that it’s released and a reality, the flood gates have been opened. A number of people together this list...
  • Blog Post: Register now for the Visual Studio 2010 Launch Events

    Couldn’t make the VS 2010 Launch Event on April 12, no worries. Join us for a free, in-person event you won’t want to miss Join a select group of developers for an event near you and get hands-on experience with Microsoft Visual Studio ® 2010. Learn about the rich application platforms that Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Oracle Database Support for Visual Studio 2010

    One of the common questions I get asked when I show the database change management features that Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition (now part of VS 2008 Developer Edition) and will be part of Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate Editions is: can we use these tools against my Oracle databases. Prior...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 RC Is Available

    The Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010 was made available for download for MSDN subscribers yesterday (Feb 8). It will be made available to the public from the VS 2010 site on Feb 10th. Just to be clear, there are no new features or functionality in the RC over Beta 2. The RC work is solely...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Guidance Documents Released

    The Visual Studio Ranger team has recently released five detailed guides in advance of the VS2010 and TFS2010 releases. Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance : consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams...
  • Blog Post: Free Azure/VS 2010 Event in Denver and NYC

    Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in information technology today.  Spend some time with Microsoft to see how your business can benefit from the cloud.  Learn Microsoft’s vision of cloud-computing and experience the Windows Azure cloud platform in-person.  The agenda for the...
  • Blog Post: Another VS10 Beta Is Due Soon

    Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2 back in October, the DevDivision (the group responsible for Visual Studio and all related products) has receive a lot of feedback about the product. Based on the feedback, the teams have been been busy working on reported issues and working to...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN and Visual Studio 2010

    More and more information is becoming available every day on the new MSDN and Visual Studio 2010. For starters, the entire MSDN site has gotten an entirely new look. It has three different views: Classic, Lightweight Beta, and ScriptFree. You can switch between the different views by either select the...
  • Blog Post: More on Visual Studio 2010 and the Ultimate Offer

    On Oct 19, 2009, Dave Mendlen, director of Developer Tools and Marketing did a quick press video explain the benefits of Visual Studio 2010, what’s coming in MSDN, and the Ultimate Offer. There’s also a Fact Sheet from the Microsoft PresssPass announcement that contains the current SKU offering and what...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Ultimate Offer!

    As part of the VS 2010 announcement we made at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas (Monday, October 19), we also announced what we’re calling “The Ultimate Offer.” Depending on what Visual Studio 2008 edition you have when Visual Studio 2010 ships, you might be eligible to step up to a more advanced...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 / .NET 4 Beta 2 Now Available

    This was big news yesterday (Oct 19). I was traveling so unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to see any of the official announcements. But as you can see from this article, Visual Studio’s logo has a new look and you’ll find that the MSDN site also has a new look. We got feedback from sides of the .NET...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Beta 2 comes with a “Go Live” opportunity

    If you’ve been keeping up some of the other Microsoft blogs that cover Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, you’ll have seen hints that TFS 2010 Beta 2 is going to be available very soon . So what does that mean? It’s going to available for you download and try as soon as it ready. Sorry, like all...
  • Blog Post: TFS 2010 Beta 1 Installation Experience

    I had been using an internally build of a VSTS 2010 Beta 1 virtual environment for quite awhile so I never installed the Beta 1 bits myself. Recently, my external hard drive decided it was going to start have some issues, and that eventually lead to the corruption of my virtual image. I needed to get...
  • Blog Post: PDC Workshop Announced: Developing Quality Software using Visual Studio Team System 2010

    If you’re thinking about attending PDC09 this year, we just announced a pre-PDC workshop on “Developing Quality Software using VSTS 2010.” Its a full-day workshop and they will be going through entire lifecycle of building quality into your software development process. More information is available...
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 Historical Debugging shown on Channel 9

    Brian Keller , Technical Evangelist for VSTS, just published an introduction to the Historical Debugger on Channel 9’s 10-4 Show . The Historical Debugger is a new feature coming in VSTS 2010 that will allow developers to to record what’s happening on a system and replay the output on a development system...
  • Blog Post: DSP for Oracle goes Beta

    Quest Software ’s database schema provider (DSP) for Oracle, codenamed TeamFuze , is now in public beta. The DSP allows independent software vendors to create a provider for non-Microsoft database to advantages of features in the Visual Studio Team System 2010 Team Development. Features like database...
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