Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Visual Studio 2010 Hands-On Lab in Los Angeles, CA on 11/10/2010.   I hope everyone enjoyed this one-day hands-on experience designed to educate our customers on the new features in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server 2010. 

Everyone in attendance received a comprehensive overview of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, our flagship Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) system . Attendees were able to work directly with the newest enhancements in version control, testing, reporting, project management and build management. 
 
I want to thank Jeff Leite/Architect -Neudesic for presenting and providing technical assistance during the event.  I am sure everyone came away with a better understanding of the exciting new features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. 

As a follow-up to the event, I am posting some useful links for the Team Build questions that came up from some attendees.

·         Build Customization using Visual Studio 2010 (TFS 2010)

o   Build Customization using Visual Studio 2010 – Explore New Features

o   Build Customization using Visual Studio 2010 – Customize the Default Template

o   Build Customization using Visual Studio 2010 (TFS 2010) - Creating Custom Activity 

·         TFS Team Build 2010: What’s New?

·         Working with Build Definitions in TFS Team Build 2010

·         Using MSDeploy to automate your Enterprise Application remote deployments

Also,  we veirfied that there is a windows shell extension utility available for accessing Team Foundation Server.  It is included as part of the power tools download (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/c255a1e4-04ba-4f68-8f4e-cd473d6b971f ).  I have attached a copy of the help file for this utility at the end of this blog entry.

Here is a link to the presentation slides for this event (http://cid-e227ddf77cc91b63.skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=E227DDF77CC91B63!366).   Feel free to email me with any questions at wsalazar@microsoft.com .