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Steve Lange's thoughts on application lifecycle management, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server

January, 2010

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    It’s Official: VS 2010 Branding & Pricing

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    Microsoft just announced final branding and pricing for the Visual Studio 2010 lineup!  Here’s what it looks like (you can call this either the stadium or Lego view):

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    BRANDING

    There are three minor changes to product names, listed below:

    Old Name New Name

    Microsoft Visual Studio Test Elements 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio Team Lab Management 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Management 2010

    Microsoft Test and Lab Manager*

    Microsoft Test Manager 2010*

    * Not available as a separate product for purchase.

    PRICING

    Below is the suggested pricing (USD) for each of the 2010 products.

    With 1-yr MSDN Subscription
    Product Buy Upgrade Buy Renew
    Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - - $11,899 $3,799
    Visual Studio 2010 Premium - - $5,469 $2,299
    Visual Studio 2010 Professional $799 $549 $1,199 >$799
    Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 - - $2,169 $899
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 $499 $399 - -
    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 CAL $499 - - -
    Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 (1000 Virtual Users) $4,499 - - -

    * Subscription contents vary by purchased product.

    A couple things to note:

    • TFS 2010 and a TFS 2010 CAL are included with every MSDN subscription
    • The above prices are suggested list price.  Companies buying development tools licenses usually go through volume licensing which usually result in lower prices.

    Not sure what product has what?

    Visual Studio 2010 lineup - from the Rangers 2010 Quick Reference Guide

    Here’s another angle:

    Visual Studio 2010 lineup 

    For more details on each feature, you can view a matrix here.

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    The “Ultimate” Event: Visual Studio 2010 & Team Foundation Server 2010

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    Join us for a sneak peek of Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010, which will be a landmark release of the premier development toolset for Windows®, Web and Cloud development.
    The Ultimate Event is your exclusive opportunity to hear about Visual Studio 2010 from experts before the product is launched this year. Microsoft has made significant investments to and improvements of Modeling and Testing/QA tools in Visual Studio 2010. At this event you’ll get a comprehensive overview of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, which is the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) core of Visual Studio. We’ll present enhancements in version control, reporting, project management and build management. 
    Spend the day with us to learn how to take software development to the next level with Visual Studio 2010!

    Agenda

    Time Topic
    8:30 AM-9:00 AM Registration, Welcome
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM Lap Around VS 2010
    10:45 AM-12:00 PM Agile Management with TFS
    12:00 PM-12:30 PM Lunch
    12:30 PM-1:45 PM No More "No Repro"
    2:00 PM-3:15 PM Architecture for Everyone

    I hope to see you there!

    Venues:

    Date Location Event ID

    3/2/10

    Bellevue, WA

    1032439179

    3/2/10

    San Diego, CA

    1032439178

    3/4/10

    Los Angeles, CA

    1032439180

    3/9/10

    Mountain View, CA

    1032439176

    3/9/10

    Irvine, CA

    1032439181

    3/10/10

    Phoenix, AZ

    1032439183

    3/11/10

    Salt Lake City, UT

    1032439996

    3/11/10

    Portland, OR

    1032439182

    3/16/10

    Denver, CO

    1032439184

    3/16/10

    San Francisco, CA

    1032439177

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    Event: SharePoint as a Development Platform

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    Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!

    Join us at this in-person event that will assist your agencies and organizations in further realizing the return on your existing SharePoint investment via Enterprise SharePoint Development. Enterprise Application Development on the SharePoint Platform enables a multitude of SharePoint benefits to be coupled with the power of the .NET platform. This combination allows the creation of flexible, integrated and secure line-of-business applications to be built in a fraction of the time of traditional development. So join us at a city near you as we explore Microsoft’s current and long term strategy for the Microsoft SharePoint Platform and supporting Development Tools. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself in the exciting world of Enterprise SharePoint Development!

    Agenda

    Time

    Session

    8:30 AM–9:00 AM

    Registration

    9:00 AM–10:00 AM

    Keynote: Taking your SharePoint Investment to the Next Level with Visual Studio 2010

    This keynote session will provide an overview of the new platform capabilities in SharePoint 2010. You will also be among the first to see Visual Studio 2010’s tightly integrated experience for application developers building and deploying SharePoint solutions.

    10:00 AM–11:00 AM

    Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform

    This session will focus on how SharePoint Products & Technologies can contribute to the acceleration of the solution development process by taking advantage of out-of-box capabilities in order to deliver composite business applications for your organization.

    11:00 AM–12:30 PM

    Unleashing the Power of SharePoint Apps with Visual Studio 2010

    This demo-oriented session will provide a deeper look at SharePoint Development concepts, techniques & best practices. 

    12:30 PM–1:00 PM

    Lunch

    1:00 PM–2:30 PM

    Managing the SharePoint Application Development Lifecycle

    The final session of the day will provide a look at strategies and best practices for Team based SharePoint development

    Who Should Attend

    Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers and stakeholders who wish to gain a better understanding of the long term vision of SharePoint as a platform and the benefit of developing for SharePoint.

    Attend for your chance to win a 16GB Zune HD!

    Registration

    Phoenix, AZ

    February 9, 2010

    Event ID: 1032439113

    REGISTER TODAY!


    Denver, CO

    February 10, 2010

    Event ID: 1032439113

    REGISTER TODAY!


    San Diego, CA

    February 18, 2010

    Event ID: 1032439116

    REGISTER HERE!


    Portland, OR

    February 23, 2010

    Event ID: 1032439115

    REGISTER HERE!

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