The Visual Studio ALM Rangers have provided this practical guidance for the modeling tools in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. This guidance provides common usage scenarios, hands on labs, and lessons learned from community discussions. These scenarios include understanding and reverse-engineering an existing application or starting a new application from scratch. The intent is to present you with examples that show how these tools can support you in real world scenarios, and to provide you with practical guidance and checklists, instead of an in-depth tour of the product features.

The Hands-On-Labs (HOLs) include:

  • New Solution Scenario 
  • Explore an Existing System Scenario
  • Creating extensions with the feature extension
  • Extensibility Layer Diagrams
  • Reusable Architecture
  • Validating an Architecture

To download the guidance or learn more details, visit: http://vsarchitectureguide.codeplex.com/