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  • Blog Post: Woot! Visual Studio 2015 Product Line Announced

    I’ll refer you to the official Visual Studio blog post for more details, but just a heads up that the lineup for Visual Studio 2015 was announced this morning! Again, full details on the VS blog, but here are the highlights: Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate are condensing into a single, awesome product...
  • Blog Post: Come to a CloudFest and Get Started with Azure

      We’ve done quite a few of these around the country so far, and they’ve proven to be very valuable experiences!  Take a look at the schedule below.  I encourage you to attend one in your area – even if your team doesn’t currently have a cloud strategy, it’ll be worth your while! Build...
  • Blog Post: My Office Hours are Back!

    I’ll let the office hours landing page do the talking, but just a heads up that I’ve set up recurring office hours for the Spring! More here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/slange/p/spring2015virtualofficehours.aspx I hope to “see you in my office”!
  • Blog Post: Check out the Cloud Platform roadmap

    Microsoft recently added a new resource for all you folks with your heads in the Cloud: the Cloud Platform roadmap . It's a website that gives you an at-a-glance view of what Azure is up to. There are sections that talk about recent releases of new capabilities and services, items that are in preview...
  • Blog Post: More CloudFests Coming your Way!

    Learn Azure hands-on! The cloud has moved way beyond novelty—more and more of us live and work there every day. That's why we’ve put together CloudFest, a set of Hands-On Labs (HOL) that will be sweeping North America.   I hope you can attend one or more of these no-cost events.   Here...
  • Blog Post: In case you missed it, do more with VSO Basic!

    You can read the full announcement here , but here are some core changes made to VSO Basic plans (don’t worry, it’s all good!) Any user with a VSO Basic license can now take advantage of these features (in addition to everything you could do before): Web-based test execution Agile portfolio management...
  • Blog Post: Go Big with the New Azure G-Series Virtual Machines

    The new G-Series VM’s in Azure are big.. They provide a lot more memory and increased SSD storage than before.  They also employ the latest Intel Xeon E5 v3 family of processors for increased performance. Here are the new G-Series VM sizes: Size Cores RAM (GB) SSD Storage (GB) Persistent Data Disks...
  • Blog Post: New Updates Rolling out to Visual Studio Online (VSO)

    I’ll let you read about these updates in more detail on the Visual Studio News Page , but there are a couple killer new capabilities rolling out to VSO: Code Editing in the Browser You will now have the ability to manipulate files in version control directly from the browser! When looking at a source...
  • Blog Post: Live Webinar: Leverage Microsoft Azure for Next-Gen App Development

    Please check out this upcoming webinar! When:   Starts: December 18, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Time Zone:     (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana Welcome Time:    09:55 AM Registration: Click Here Vineet Arora, Chief Technology Officer, has over 20 years...
  • Blog Post: Quick Reminder for Windows Phone 7.x Developers

    Just passing along this reminder! This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2015 , it will no longer be possible to unlock Windows Phone 7.x devices for app testing. We recommend that you unlock your Windows Phone 7.x devices prior to January 1, 2015 in order to continue testing your apps with those...
  • Blog Post: What the What? Why Microsoft is Open Sourcing the .NET Framework

    Watch this great video posted on Channel 9 featuring Immo Landwerth and David Kean from the .NET team as they discuss how they’re going to be open sourcing .NET , and why. Click here to view it on the Ch9 site. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio & TFS 2013 Update 4 (CTP 1) is Available

    Didn’t we just release Update 3?  Brian Harry explains the awesome details of this CTP on his blog post , but below are my highlights. As you’ll see, this update (as of now) is more substantial for TFS: Pull Requests for Git in TFS – This was released to VSO a little bit back, but it’s coming to...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Visual Studio Webinars Series

    TestHouse and Comparex are running a webinar series in September covering some core topics of the Visual Studio Family.  Take a look below and be sure to register! Visual Studio provides testing tools that help you adopt testing practices such as manual, automated, exploratory, and load testing...
  • Blog Post: VSO is Happy to See You! Project Welcome Pages

    The August 18th news article on the Visual Studio site announced a fun new addition to VSO: Project Welcome pages. Think of Welcome pages as documentation, a greeting, or basic contextual information for the Team Project.  You can use a Welcome pages for things like: Describing the purpose/business...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM is available!

    Today (August 4th) the Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 was released!  ( Download link ) So what’s in this thing? I’ll let you read about all the details (including links and videos) on the official notice on the Visual Studio website , but here are the highlights: CodeLens – Now supports Git repositories...
  • Blog Post: Jump in the Deep End with Visual Studio "14" CTP

    On Soma’s blog, today he announced the availability of the first CTP for Visual Studio “14”, the next major release of Visual Studio. Early?  Yep!  Still kinda exciting?  Definitely! Please note that is a very early build, and is by no means meant to be used in production.  It’s more...
  • Blog Post: Heads up: DEVintersection is in Vegas this November!

    If Your Passion Is Keeping Pace with Technology Take Your Experience to the Next Level! This fast growing conference in its second year is a collaboration between Microsoft, .NET Rocks, SQLskills and NextGen Conferences. Together, we created the next generation of conferences that will meet the expectations...
  • Blog Post: Already here: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP 1

    Yep!  Fresh on the heels of the RTM of VS 2013 Update 2 (I just finished delivering “What’s New” presentations on Update 2 a couple weeks ago), the first CTP for Update 3 is available!  CTP 1 means it’s early, and may not be completely production-ready.  But heck, it’s at least worth checking...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Online: Migrating from TFS on-premise

    We’ve been providing means to migrate your data from VSO to an in-premise TFS , but not the other way around.  Until now! We just announced a new integration service from OpsHub that allows you to migrate your data from your on-premise Team Foundation Server implementation to Visual Studio online...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is Here!

    Yep, it’s here (maybe the timing had something to do with //Build?)! I’ll let you get all the tasty details via the official post , but here are my personal top highlights (and if you’re using VSO, you may have seen some of these already): Work Item Tagging updates Work Item Tagging allows users to further...
  • Blog Post: Event: ALM Symposium in San Diego, April 30th 2014

    An All Day Event to Train, Inspire & Connect Teams! Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are extremely excited to be partnering together to host the upcoming ALM Symposium in La Jolla, CA! This is a great time to be in the world of software development, and this event will show you why! San Diego is the...
  • Blog Post: Denver Event: Professional Scrum Development with Visual Studio

    Delivered by Accentient When: Friday, 11 April 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (MDT) Where: Microsoft 7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, Colorado 80237 Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-scrum-development-with-visual-studio-tickets-10727705857 Scrum is the #1 framework chosen by Agile...
  • Blog Post: Event: Las Vegas - Modern Web and App Development with Visual Studio 2013

    Connect to the cloud. Create brilliant apps. Transform your potential. In an age of extraordinary expectations, how can you ensure every app works flawlessly, seamlessly, and elegantly on every device, all the time? Lunch & Learn: Modern Web and App Development with Visual Studio 2013 Join your local...
  • Blog Post: Webinar: The Longest Yard – Getting across the goal line when releasing to production

    Releasing code to production is no mystery. Many development teams and operations managers have been doing this their own way for years. Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 offers tools to standardize this process in both the Release Pipeline Management and Release Deployment process. Join us to...
  • Blog Post: Build 2014 has been announced!

    Build is back! You can read the full details in Steve Guggenheimer’s post on the Microsoft Blog , but here are the basics: WHEN: April 2-4, 2014 WHERE: Moscone Center, San Francisco WHY: Because you want to build awesome applications that run on awesome platforms that reach millions of people and devices...
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