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  • Blog Post: Fave Visual Studio features? Here's mine, tell us yours and win some cool goodies #myVSUK

    I’ve been out and about at quite a few conferences and events recently, having many conversations with development teams about what features they love most in Visual Studio and what products they are creating with our tools. With this in mind the team has raided our goodies cupboard and for...
  • Blog Post: Well, I like Team Foundation Server and I like Git, but which is better?

    With apologies to Harry Hill , we won’t be having a fight to find out because choosing between Git and Team Foundation Server ( TFS ) is no longer mutually exclusive. Version control is probably the single most important piece of the development environment after the IDE itself, essential for teams and...
  • Blog Post: Free Online Developer Event - April 24th

    On the 24 th April we are hosting a development focussed day as part of our free online Tech Days event. The sessions are short bite sized sessions for you to watch from the comfort of your own desk, with an agenda as below… Day One, Wednesday 24th April 09:20 - Introduction to Tech...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Release Candidate now available, and called “2012”

    The Release Candidate is now available and the name for Visual Studio 11 is announced as Visual Studio 2012, complete with a new logo: Loads of updates included in this, with a couple that I’d highlight: 1. You don’t need to uninstall the Beta – the RC will update your Beta. 2. The User Interface has...
  • Blog Post: Free One Day F# Workshop

      F# is now one of the managed languages that comes with Visual Studio. If you haven’t had the chance to look into F# yet then this free workshop, with a key note from Don Syme (creator of F#) could an excellent introduction. It’s being run by Microsoft Research and the University of Pisa, and the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 UML Design Pattern Toolbox Items Extension – Updated for Visual Studio 11 Beta

    I’ve been meaning to update the UML Design Patterns extension I put together a while ago and have finally got round to it. There are no functional changes, I’ve just changed the VSIX installer to allow it to be installed into Visual Studio 11 as well as Visual Studio 2010. Note that in either case you...
  • Blog Post: Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio & TFS: Downloadable Course

    Lee Stott recently told me about a course on Agile Software Engineering using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 from the University of Calgary. What I find fascinating about this is: It’s a complete, tried and tested course, designed to fit one semester. All the courseware is available...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta download now available

    A very short post to point out that the VS 11 Beta downloads, including TFS and TFS Express, are now available. Key links: Visual Studio 11 Beta downloads Jason Zander’s blog post explaining what’s new Rich and I are going to be installing the Beta and getting up to speed on the new features as soon...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Beta

    There’s a been a flurry of information last night about Visual Studio 11 Beta and I’ve been trying to work through it to provide a summary of what’s been announced: The “go-live” Beta will be available in 5 days time Soma has announced that the Visual Studio 11 Beta...
  • Blog Post: An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: But I’m not a .NET developer

    TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 I thought it would be interesting to get some guest writers in this series of blogs and I’m very grateful to...
  • Blog Post: An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: TFS Support for Agile practices

    TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 [Reposted from the old blog site in order to continue the series here] A topic...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 UML Design Pattern Toolbox Items Extension

    I presented at the Black Marble Architecture Forum in the North event in December and one of the things I showed was how to create a toolbox item extension to add a UML design pattern into Visual Studio’s UML toolbox. Having done this I checked and couldn’t find any extensions that covered...
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