With the release of Visual Studio 2010 we have put in place tons of new features and ways to work. But how do you use this in a Best Practice way? What we here a lot, is that you need more guidance. Folks want and need to understand best practices and strategies on how to use these new features.

The Visual Studio ALM Rangers has just released the Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance ( download from here ), which has been a true group effort done by many MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals) and Microsoft personnel alike:

Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance

Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010, focused on modeling tools. This release includes common usage scenarios, hands on labs and lessons learned from community discussions. The scenarios include understanding and reverse engineering of existing solutions or starting a new solution from scratch. These are both common challenges that any dev lead or architect faces. The intent is not to give you an in-depth tour of the product features, but 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. This guidance is focused on practical ways of effectively using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and other tools to create a new or revised design as part of application lifecycle management.