Jennifer Marsman

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  • Blog Post: //build 2013 – Day 2 Keynote

    Following the //build day 1 keynote , there was also a keynote on the second day of the //build conference 2013.  In case you missed it, all session recordings will be available at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2013 . The Day 2 Keynote recording is at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010: How to extend the architecture tools

    During Visual Studio 2010 planning, the Visual Studio team suffered the same thing that every development team suffers during planning: they had a ton of features they wanted to add and only so much time. When it became obvious that they had to cut features, they decided to invest in an extensible infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010: How to understand the domain using UML designers

    Visual Studio 2010 can help you understand your problem domain so that you are more likely to solve the right problem. An excellent tool to accomplish this understanding is UML (Unified Modeling Language). The standard notation of UML is an effective way to share diagrams among project stakeholders and...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010: How to maintain control of your code using Layer Diagrams, custom MSBuild tasks, and work item integration

    Over time, code starts to “smell bad” or “rot”. It evolves in ways that it wasn’t originally intended to evolve, and little hacks are sometimes made. VS 2010 fights this software atrophy via automation and integration with the overall application lifecycle, which will help you maintain control of your...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010: How to understand your code using Dependency Graphs, Sequence Diagrams, and the Architecture Explorer

    Have you ever had to work with a legacy codebase? Designing new functionality on existing applications can be daunting. There are always differences between the original design and the current implementation. The new Architecture tools within Visual Studio 2010 help you to understand the application...
  • Blog Post: Visualization and Architecture Tools in VS2010 – Cameron Skinner Tour Summary

    From April 26-30, Cameron Skinner toured through Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, and Memphis, speaking about the new visualization, modeling, and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010. During this tour , Cameron met with customers during the day and spoke at user groups in the evenings....
  • Blog Post: Cameron Skinner Tour: Modeling and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010

    OK, people.  This is the last product team tour that I have planned for a while, so take advantage of it.  I’m extremely excited about this opportunity to host Cameron!  Cameron Skinner is a Product Unit Manager on the Visual Studio team, with his focus being on the architecture tools...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010: Making Testing Easier

    During the Mark Mydland tour , we got a glimpse of the new features in VSTS 2010, with an emphasis on the new features around testing for both developers and testers.  Here's a quick summary of the cool features coming specifically in the dev and test editions.  First, a little background. ...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Principal Group Manager of VSTS Test!

    Mark Mydland is the Principal Group Manager of the Visual Studio Team System Test Edition team (that means that all program managers, developers, and testers on VSTS Test in Redmond report up to him). He is touring through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee for a short time in November. Mark will...
  • Blog Post: Where is the Events tab in the WPF Designer?

    Here's a good question that I got the other day:  "How do I, in Visual Studio, wire up an event handler in the WPF designer without editing the XAML or doing the wiring in code?  Where's the Events tab in the Property dialog box like I get in Windows Forms?" The short answer is that...
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