Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Visual Studio 2010 Hands-On Lab in Irivne, CA yesterday.   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. 
Again, I want to thank Jeff Leite/Architect -Neudesic for co-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 Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server:  Here is a link to the presentation slides for this event (!366).   Feel free to email me with any questions at .


Web Sites


VS2010 Evaluations

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. 


Virtual Machines (Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Machines with Sample Data and Hands-on-Labs) :

·         Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Hyper-V)

·         Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Windows [7] Virtual PC)

·         Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Virtual PC 2007 SP1)

Please see the blog post from Brian Keller for instructions for additional details.


MSDN Product Documentation:

Team Foundation Server 2010:


  • Brian Harry
    Brian Harry is "the guy" at Microsoft for Team Foundation Server.  
  • Rob Caron
    Rob Caron's blog - a great dev tools resource!  
  • Bruno Terkaly
    Bruno is the Developer Evangelist in Northern California.  
  • William Salazar
    William Salazar is the Developer Technology Specialist for Southern California and Hawaii.  
  • Gert Drapers
    Gert's blog about all things Visual Studio Database development features.  
  • Steve Lange
    Steve Lange is the Developer Technology Specialist for Colorado, Arizona, Utah, S. Nevada, New Mexico, Wyaoming, and Montana.  
  • Brian Keller
    Brian Keller is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. Brian is based in Redmond, Washington.  
  • Buck Hodges
    Buck Hodges' blog  
  • Joe Shirey
    Joe Shirey is a Senior Architect Evangelist based in Denver, Colorado.
  • Manish Agarwal
    Manish Agarwal's blog  


VS2010 Launch:

This video series provides an overview of the key features of Visual Studio 2010, including new IDE features for modeling and understanding code, developer and test collaboration, team collaboration with Team Foundation Server, Project Management, and application development for Windows, Web, and SharePoint 2010.


The following are the videos from PDC 2009:


ALM & TechDays:

 Learning Resources


MSDN Magazine Articles