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  • Blog Post: Connected Show Crew On Visual Studio LightSwitch

    Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #35, “Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers” .  In this episode, the duo cover the latest news around the Microsoft developer space, including Windows...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server - Scrum v1.0

    The Team Foundation Server team has announced the Scrum v1.0 Beta.  This is a new process template built from the ground up specifically for Scrum teams.  Scrum has become a dominant methodology in software development practices and now there is a process template designed explicitly for Scrum...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack Released

    Feature Packs enable you to extend Visual Studio 2010 with capabilities that enhance and complement the existing tools. These releases expand the scenarios where you can use Visual Studio to help you create better software. Check-out what’s now available in the Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools Released

    Yesterday at TechEd North America , Jason Zander announced the release of the Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools . This is a Microsoft-supported release, shipping on the Visual Studio Gallery. It is a package of extremely powerful Code Editor extensions, including a number of very commonly requested...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Resources to get started with SharePoint 2010

    Looking to ramped-up on SharePoint 2010? Then be sure to check-out this great compilation blog post by the SharePoint team for links to all these materials and resources (and much more) below: Guides: SharePoint 2010 Overview Evaluation Guide , SharePoint 2010 Professional Developer Evaluation Guide...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects RTW

    Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects provide additional functionality to build and deploy Web sites and Web applications in Visual Studio 2010. This add-in provides a comprehensive UI to manage build configurations, merging, and using pre-build and post-build tasks with MSBuild.   Web Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Programming Microsoft Office 2010: Getting Started with Office 2010 Solutions

      A new on-demand series of videos shows how you can develop for Microsoft Office 2010  - Programming Microsoft Office 2010 and will show how a developer can extend Office 2010 products, by using an application such as Word as the basis for custom applications – called Office Solutions – to...
  • Blog Post: Visualization and Architecture Tools in VS2010

    Last Month, Cameron Skinner from the VS2010 product team toured through the mid-west, speaking about the new visualization, modeling, and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010.  During this tour, there were four main VS2010 features that Cameron covered in his talks: Understand the code Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Identity Framework SDK and Training Kit for Visual Studio 2010

    A new version of the Windows Identity Framework SDK and developer training kit is available targeting Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4. The SDK and training kit each have a download option for .Net 3.5 and a download option for .Net 4.  Additionally, the .Net 4 training kit includes Windows Azure resources...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 RTW Now Available

    The final version of the Silverlight 4 Tools plug-in for Visual Studio is now available for download. Please proceed to the Getting Started page at Silverlight.NET to proceed with the download or click here for the direct link. Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes several features: Support...
  • Blog Post: Rangers: Practical Guidance for Visual Studio ALM

    Looking for guidance on how to use all the great new ALM features in VS2010 and TFS2010?   In January 2010,  the Visual Studio ALM Rangers shipped a wave of new guidance, which has been revised and upgraded on an ongoing basis. The intention was to deliver guidance as early as possible...
  • Blog Post: ParallelExtensionsExtras Tour #16 – Asynchronous Tasks for WebClient, SmtpClient, and Ping

    NET 4.0 includes significant advancements for developers writing parallel and concurrent applications, including Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), the Task Parallel Library (TPL), new thread-safe collections, and a variety of new coordination and synchronization data structures. In this installment of the ParallelExtensionsExtras...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (RTM)

    The Microsoft office Team has announced that they have published a new RTM Hyper-V Virtual Machine for a full immersion in the Office and SharePoint 2010 Experience.  It contains all the goodies you have come to love & a few new ones, including SQL 2008 R2 & Windows Server 2008 R2. Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Turn Spaghetti a into a nice Sequence Diagram with Visual Studio 2010

    Do you (or someone you know) have a code base look like this? Looking for a way to get a handle on understanding your code base fast ? Sometimes a picture can speak a thousand words – and now with Visual Studio 2010 you can make sense out of that mess you just inherited (or wrote yourself)… Check-out...
  • Blog Post: Now Playing: Silverlight Media Framework

    Looking for a quick way to get a high-quality Silverlight video experience in your application? The Silverlight Media Framework (SMF) is an open source project that was released by Microsoft at the 2009 Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. It is an extensible and highly scalable Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Pete Brown Lights Up on Silverlight & WPF 4 – Connected Show #29

    Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode 29 “ Get LIT with Silverlight & WPF 4 ”.  Microsoft’s own Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the recent releases of Silverlight 4 & WPF 4. Pete...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio 2010

    Did you know that the Silverlight Designer for Visual Studio 2010 now provides visual design support for creating Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications? You can now build XAML-based user interfaces for your applications by dragging controls from the Toolbox and setting properties...
  • Blog Post: Executing Unit Tests in parallel on a multi-CPU/core machine

    Here’s a brilliant use of the new parallel computing capabilities exposed in the .NET 4.0 framework and Visual Studio 2010 – the ability to run your Unit Tests in Parallel across multiple cores. In Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft introduced the ability to run tests in parallel.  Many machines today...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 for Developers: What’s New

    Looking to get a great working summary of what’s new in SharePoint 2010 for developers? Check-out this blog post by the Microsoft ISV team for a complete rundown on all the cool new features for developers in Sharepoint 2010 such as: New Visual Studio 2010 Templates for: Web Parts Business Data Connectivity...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Report Viewer Available

    The Microsoft Report Viewer control enables applications that run on the .NET Framework to display reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology. In server mode , the ReportViewer control can connect to and leverage the features of SQL Server 2008 R2 report servers , as well as still connect...
  • Blog Post: Prism Updated for Unity 2.0 and Silverlight 4

    Building Complex Applications using WPF or Silverlight? The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. These types of applications typically feature multiple screens, rich, flexible...
  • Blog Post: Profiling Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010

    Looking for an easy way to run performance profiling all your cool new Silverlight applications?  Did you know that Visual Studio 2010 has the tools – you just need to know how to find and start them ;-) Check-out this blog post about the profiler capabilities in Visual Studio 2010 – sometimes you...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Machines with Sample Data and Hands-on-Labs

    Looking for a way to get up-to-speed on all the application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities in Visual Studio 2010 without wasting time and effort on infrastructure set-up? Check-out this blog post by Brian Keller, the Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management. ...
  • Blog Post: VS2010 Training Kit Update Released!

    Now that Visual Studio 2010 has been formally released, it’s time to get up-to-speed on all the great new features in the .NET 4.0 Framework along with all the great new tools in Visual Studio 2010. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit update includes presentations, hands-on labs...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Incompatible with Visual Studio 2010 RTM

    Now that Visual Studio 2010 has been officially released, you may be wondering if you can use the RTM version, along with the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP version, to create/test Windows Phone 7 applications. The answer is NO, not until an upgrade of the Windows Phone Developer Tools is available...
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