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  • Blog Post: Microsoft leading position in new Gartner Magic Quadrant for ADLM

    Good news again and confirmation that Microsoft toolset is the best candidate to support your ALM needs (ALM - Application Lifecycle Management) why ALM ? (or ADLM for Application Development lifecycle management) Time-to-market pressure is driving the application development life cycle management...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 final release (RTM) available for download today

    Hi, Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download! MSDN subscribers can download them from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Benefit now from many new features and capabilities with this new release of Visual Studio. I quite like the CodeLens,...
  • Blog Post: ALM Summit 3 Videos are now available on Channel 9

    In case you missed ALM Summit this year, the videos are now available on Channel 9 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/ALM-Summit/ALM-Summit-3 *Update* Slide decks also available here ALM Summit 3 keynotes and sessions provide deeper insight into the modern application lifecycle. Learn about industry best...
  • Blog Post: Understanding IntelliTrace in Visual Studio

    IntelliTrace debugging is like watching a video of the stage play. You can fast-forward past the boring parts and rewind if you missed something. The one thing you can’t do is change what is happening since it has already happened in the past. You give up controlling the actors in favor of controlling...
  • Blog Post: What's New for SharePoint Development in VS11 Beta

    Visual Studio 11 Beta should definitely make SharePoint developers very happy. VS11 introduces a whole new set of features that enhance existing capabilities in SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools. SharePoint developer tools in Visual Studio 11 Beta contain new designers and templates to facilitate SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Replace Apple's MetroWorks with Visual Studio for iOS development

    It’s no secret that there is a large surge of new development occurring on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. While plugging in to Android development with Team Explorer Everywhere is a workable option, Visual Studio developers that have invested in Microsoft’s ALM platform continue to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MSDN Webcast - FREE Webinars!

    Join us for the Free WEBINARS! Our mission is to help advance the collective capabilities of the Business / Systems Analyst community by providing continued education, delivered by industry experts, on topics relevant to our audience; including process improvements, new methods, tools and related...
  • Blog Post: Join us online for the Windows 8 App Camp!

    Gulf Windows 8 App Camp welcomes you to join us online where you will learn how to build amazing Windows 8 apps! We will be streaming Day 1 of this event so you can join us no matter where you are located! Here we will also be announcing a new competition...see how you can WIN A SAMSUNG WINDOWS 8...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 11...

    I know all of you developers, testers, architects, project managers, and stakeholders are all asking the same thing...what's new about VS11 anyway? The Technology Cafe has written an excellent article that explains just that. Here are just some of the highlights of this article: Platform Development...
  • Blog Post: Save today on VS 2010 + MSDN...get ready for VS 11!

    Help seize the future of Visual Studio ® with MSDN ® , save up to 35%, and get ready for the next version of Visual Studio! Whether your team is already sharing ideas in a bullpen, considering the newest software development methodologies, or just thinking about Agile, you should upgrade now...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta Released!

    Finally the moment developers have been waiting for....VS 11 Beta release! Developers around the world are excited to have the opportunity to get their hands on this amazing new software so they can start building Windows 8 Metro-style apps! VS 11 supports five languages right out of the box: C#,...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited - Software Testing Webinar

    Join us on Tuesday for this month's Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse, THE software testing experts! This month's webinar features "Functional Testing with MS Web Performance Tests." You'll even have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session with the experts...
  • Blog Post: Join us for the November Testing Webinar!

    Attention Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals... Want to learn more about agile best practices for application testing? Cannot attend training in person? Join our testing webinar from your most convenient location! This month's topic is Functional Testing...
  • Blog Post: Agile Testing Webinar - Increase Your Productivity

    Microsoft and Testhouse host a monthly webinar focusing on improving the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. These short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals working in teams of...
  • Blog Post: Download first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio today!

    Download the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio , which gives better support for HTML5, adds CSS3 and brings more new API’s to the JavaScript intellisense! This update provides you with intellisense and validation for HTML features: - Video and related tags - Audio and related tag...
  • Blog Post: Taking SharePoint 2010 to the Next Level with Visual Studio

    Now SharePoint developers can take advantage of enhanced support from Visual Studio 2010! Visual Studio 2010 provides a wide array of project templates, designers and deployment infrastucture, making.NET developers more efficient and effective on SharePoint. The project and item templates in Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Case Study: From Java to .NET

    Moving from Java to Microsoft .NET Framework? CoreLab Partners decides to do just that! The multi-national company made the switch by moving the development of their application to the .NET Framework , using the Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server . The results speak for themselves...
  • Blog Post: Why Upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server?

    Back in 1992, Visual SourceSafe (VSS) was considered state-of-the-art technology. Since then, as technology has rapidly advanced, development teams have generally grown in both size and complexity. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the replacement for VSS and provides the very best collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Marketplace … More on DataMarket

    By now, we are all familiar with “appstore”, “marketplace”, and other online services that supply ready-to-use applications; but it is very interesting how this very notion is expanding to reach out to different commodities that enhance the themes of specialization, subscription...
  • Blog Post: Why I Love VS 2010 + MSDN

    Why VS2010 + MSDN? MSDN® Subscriptions are the most convenient way to cost-effectively develop applications on the Microsoft platform with a simple, per head, licensing model. Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN is your complete development solution, providing access to the latest...
  • Blog Post: The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

    In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller! The fabric controller...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Platform for “Never Down” applications!

    The title above might sound like a stretch to some readers but when you dig into the details, you will find that it is actually true. True not so much by applying magic or jazzing up the marketing message but rather by implementing simple logic that is coupled with strong technological and foundational...
  • Blog Post: What’s New about Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is an integrated environment that simplifies the entire development lifecycle, from design to deployment. Work within a personalized environment, and target a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint® and cloud applications that accelerate the coding...
  • Blog Post: Hiring for the Future ... Cloud Expertise is a MUST.

    Developing cloud expertise now can mean job security and career growth in the future. No more is what we know alone is our ticket to a great career but how much we know about the future and how capable we are to come up to speed with new technology is a core competency. Emerging skills are evolving as...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Cloud OS -- Part 1

    During the key note address at Tech Ed ME 2011 in Dubai yesterday, I was asked by a Microsoft customer: “What is Windows Azure?.” I then realized that we, at Microsoft, may not be doing as good a job as we should in getting the word out and this is where the idea for this blog post came about...
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