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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!

    I’m thrilled to announce that this morning we released Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5 to the web. It’s time to start your engines, and begin downloading today! MSDN Subscribers can download immediately at the MSDN Subscriber Download Page , and...
  • Blog Post: TechEd North America 2012 Keynote News

    We’re here in Orlando this week at TechEd North America 2012 , with thousands of developers and IT professionals. If you’re not attending the event in person, you can still tune into the live stream at http://northamerica.msteched.com/ . This morning I presented in the Day One keynote. In this blog post...
  • Blog Post: Gartner Recognizes Microsoft as an ALM Leader

    Gartner recently issued its 2012 Magic Quadrant report for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Gartner, one of the world’s top IT research and advising companies, positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the ALM space. You can read more about the Magic Quadrant methodology here . This graphic...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Features: Managing Projects with the Backlog, Sprint Planning and Taskboard Features in Team Foundation Server 11

    In my earlier post on Continuous Value Delivery , I talked about the role that features like the backlog, sprint planning, and taskboard play in tracking requirements and managing the development process. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into what this all looks like in action. I’ve been using...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Features: Creating Storyboards with PowerPoint

    In my last post on Continuous Value Delivery , I talked the importance of communication between the customer and the engineering team to arrive at a clear project definition. How many times have you built exactly what was asked for, but not what was wanted? Agile teams need the right communication tools...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Value Delivery with Visual Studio 11 ALM

    In the next couple of posts, I’m going to dive into some of my favorite ALM features coming in Visual Studio 11. In this post, I’d like to first provide some framing on the larger context for the release, so you can see how these features fit in. At each stage of the application lifecycle...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite Features: Unit Testing Enhancements in Visual Studio 11

    I’ve been writing a set of posts on some of my favorite Visual Studio 11 features that I’m using in my personal development. In my last post , I talked about JavaScript tooling enhancements. In this post, I’d like to talk about the new unit testing features. Unit testing is an important...
  • Blog Post: Better Together: TFS 2010 and System Center 2012

    This week, we’re celebrating the launch of System Center 2012 at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas. As part of the launch wave, we released a final version of the System Center Management Pack for TFS Work Item Synchronization, which is available for download here . This version...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Ultimate Roadmap

    Today at DevConnections I shared some insight into the roadmap ahead for our Visual Studio Ultimate product. Visual Studio Ultimate is our complete, state-of-the art toolset. It provides tools for all members of the team, from product owners to testers, and is ideal for the development of mission critical...
  • Blog Post: January 17th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

    I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and is off to a good new year. I enjoyed taking some time off to spend with my family. I wanted to share some of what’s been going on in the Visual Studio team since BUILD . In October we released the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP . Roslyn...
  • Blog Post: Announcing ALM Roadmap in Visual Studio vNext at Teched

    I get a lot of questions about the future of Visual Studio; while I can't talk about everything we're doing I am excited because today at Teched North America , I announced our vision for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in the next version of Visual Studio. Our vision for ALM can be broken down...
  • Blog Post: Favorite VS2010 Features: Layer Validation

    In my previous favorite features post I talked about doing architectural discovery with the new Dependency Graph feature of VS 2010 Ultimate Edition. Being able to understand what you already have with a project is really useful. Next on my list is Layer Validation, your logical next step for improving...
  • Blog Post: Favorite VS2010 Features: Dependency Graphs and DGML

    As we get closer to the launch of VS2010 I’m covering some of my favorite new feature areas for VS2010. For this post I’m going to talk about Dependency Graphs and it’s underlying support, DGML. Generating Graphs At some point I’m sure you’ve joined a team (or inherited a code base) which you did...
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