I’ve just found out about a number of free ebooks (drafts and/or limited number of chapters) that look interesting:

Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview)

Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (DRAFT Preview II)

Code for “Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” DRAFT ebooks

Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series (DRAFT Preview)

Also, on the theme of “free”, if anyone would like to come to a 2 day Team Foundation Server 2010 Training session at the Microsoft Campus on the 23rd and 24th June then please let me know. This is a free training session that QA are delivering for us and we have some spaces left. Here’s the blurb:

Effective Software Engineering using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 (2 day Workshop)

Overview

This 2 day workshop is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the ways in which Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server can be used within a framework of Application Lifecycle Management to facilitate and integrate requirements management, modelling, development, testing, tracking, and release management and to articulate the business value that this promotes.

The workshop is based on the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 virtual image for Windows Virtual PC and will be delivered through presentations and hands-on lab exercises. Workshop materials will be made electronically available to the delegates along with access to the labs contained with the publically available Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 virtual image for Windows Virtual PC.

Workshop Outline

Module 1 - ALM Overview

Module 2 - TFS overview, architecture, setup and administration

Module 3 - Modelling the application/gathering requirements

· Lab - 45 mins - Using the Architecture Explorer in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate to analyze your code

· Lab - 45 mins - Code discovery using the architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

Module 4– Project Management - planning and tracking projects

· Lab - 45 mins - Planning your projects with Team Foundation Server 2010

Module 5– Developing the application

Module 6- Testing the application

· Lab - 45 mins - Introduction to test case management with Microsoft Test Manager 2010

· Lab - 45 mins - Introduction to Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

· Lab - 45 mins - Authoring and running manual tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2010

Module 7- Building the application

Module 8 - TFS reporting

Cheers,
Giles