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    Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide

    This version of the quick reference guide QRG is a PDF file with a total of 241 articles (51 of these are either new or updated from version 3.5) that are all meant to provide quick information about various aspects of performance testing with Visual...
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    Visual Studio Web Standards Update

    Putting aside the debate on whether or not developers should use Silverlight or HTML5 with regards to Windows “8”, if you’re currently using Visual Studio and are trying to implement some HTML5 features then you’ve probably noticed...
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    Making a Case for TFS

    Successful software projects manifest themselves when teams work together. When a team has good communication and transparency, it tends to find problems sooner. Teams want to come to work and are excited about what they’re building when things...
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    Visual Studio Productivity Tools

    If you’re coding with the Visual Studio 2010 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for hours and hours on a daily basis then you should definitely download and install this free extension. There’s quite a lot of functionality that’s...
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    Bridging the Gap with ALM

    Our friends at TechNet Edge captured some great conversations on the ground at TechEd North America 2011. Check out Jason Zander talking with Richard Campbell about Visual Studio vNext, specifically the upcoming ALM features. ... read more
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    Deep Dive into TFS Reporting

    If you haven’t used the reporting capabilities of Team Foundation Server (TFS) then you’ve certainly been missing a big piece of the product. There are standard reports but more importantly you have the ability to customize and extend those...
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    Don’t Call it a PDC

    Ahhh, I remember it just like yesterday; my first Professional Developers Conference (PDC). It was a week of geeky tech talk, gallons of soda and lots of great information to be had. Who could ask for more? ... read more
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    Windows 8

    Even though most people dread hearing the words “a new version of Windows is soon to be released,” I on the other hand think of all the possibilities that a new operating system (OS) brings with it. ... read more
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    Visual Studio 2010 Events

    Our friends “across the pond” seem to have the right idea as they’re conducting numerous in-person and Live Meeting seminars on all aspects of software development using Visual Studio (VS). ... read more
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    SharePoint 2010 Deployment Using Automated Processes

    Ever wonder how Microsoft configures and deploys SharePoint? Well, Microsoft IT recently completed its migration to SharePoint 2010. When sensible, the team automated its process to improve efficiency. Scripting is shared, including remote installs using...
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    Getting Started with HTML5

    Now that all of the major browsers support most of the HTML5 specification, it’s time to start exploring what all the fuss is about. At MIX11, HTML5 was one of the hottest topics whether about development, IE9, IE10 or Mango’s native browser...
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    SAP Process Extension using .NET

    Recently at TechEd , Ted Kummert, Senior Vice President BPD, announced a partnership with SAP that showcased tighter integration for application development and cloud deployments. This announcement describes SAP and Microsoft’s plans to focus on...
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    WiX’in Up with XML

    Creating installation packages is not something any developer likes to see on their task list because of the complexities that present iteself but it is a necessary evil to get software installed on an end users machine. There are some very good third...
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    “To the Cloud” with TFS

    The more time I spend using Team Foundation Server (TFS), the more I believe it’s an integral component of the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Framework. Now while most organizations employ some sort of source control and change management...
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    Java SDK for TFS

    So you don’t use Visual Studio as your main IDE and instead use Eclipse with Team Explorer Everywhere but want to tailor TFS to suite your (and/or your teams) needs. Not a problem as with this new SDK it’s now possible to fully customize,...
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    SharePoint 2010 SP1

    A quick post to mention that the SharePoint team has been hard at work putting together the first service pack (SP) for SharePoint 2010. ... read more
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    Enterprise Library - Silverlight Integration Pack

    For years the Enterprise Library (EL) application blocks have helped developers address the typical cross-cutting concerns of enterprise development (such as diagnostic logging, data validation, caching, and exception handing). ... read more
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    Visual Studio vNext Application Lifecycle Management

    Today kicked off TechEd 2011 and there’s no shortage of news coming out of the conference. Most notable is what Visual Studio has to offer concerning application lifecycle management (ALM). ... read more
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    Visual Studio LightSwitch

    Full disclosure: I’m a big proponent of Visual Studio but when it comes to creating data screens over and over again is, what’s the word I’m looking for – tiresome. Combine that with having to find and tweak some code because this...
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    Microsoft Virtual Labs

    I’m always looking for training on new Microsoft technology and while white papers and sample code have their place they do leave something to be desired. Videos are definitely an improvement and when combined with the aforementioned items work...
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    TFS and Project Server Integration

    Here’s a typical scenario: The Project Management Office (PMO) has standardized on Project Server (PS) for project and portfolio...
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    Windows Azure AppFabric Caching

    In case you haven’t heard, “the cloud” is a big deal and software development is shifting momentum from building purely focused desktop applications towards this paradigm (or some hybrid thereof). Performance in any application is important...
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    Anders Hejlsberg – Pure Genius

    If you have no idea who Anders is (for shame!) then like any true computer geek you probably turn to Wikipedia. Yes, you know you’ve made it when you get your very own wiki page . Seriously though, Anders is a Technical Fellow in the Developer Division...
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    Looking Back; Looking Forward

    I’m going to be showing my age here a bit but I remember when Visual Basic (VB) was born. To this day I still recall memories of using v3.0 (circa 1993) to add an icon to a bland gray beveled button whose action was to retrieve data from an Access...
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    TFS Branching and Merging Guidance

    Visual SourceSafe (VSS) was a good tool for code management. Almost too good in fact as development teams weren’t in a rush to migrate away from it (although anyone using VSS could easily rattle off its flaws). Is it on par with Team Foundation...
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