Features Summary: Visual Studio 2012.2 (or VS 2012 Update 2)

The Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Release is pretty exciting. It delivers on the product group’s commitment to regular updates, fixes, and new functionality, for Visual Studio 2012 users. There’s quite a lot of new stuff there, and below is a list of some of the new capabilities that have been added. The release of…

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Wow. Tons of free ebooks online!

There’s a whack of new ebooks and bound whitepapers available online, for free, from TechNet. http://bit.ly/13ReYNA     Check out this awesome list!   Lync Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Step by Step for Anyone Office Deployment guide for Office 2013First Look: Microsoft Office 2010Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, AnytimeMicrosoft Office 365 for…

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Tourism and the art of Agile Testing

 This post is from an article I contributed to Quest Magazine. Check them out at http://www.qaiquest.org/2013/quest-magazine/?utm_source=QAI+Global+Institute&utm_campaign=e20dee456c-QUEST_Magazine_03.22.2013&utm_medium=email Recently, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at QAI TesTrek Toronto.  I spoke on the tactics that a QA professional can use to work effectively with development teams who are adopting and working using agile techniques,…

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Learn to code. It’s magic.

I know that when I was a kid, my folks refused to let me get a video game console (at the time, I really wanted collecovision). Instead, I got a Commodore Vic 20. I taught myself to program. It was like MAGIC!  It changed everything. It opened soooo many doors for me in my life….

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Office Developer Tools turn 2013 !!!

  Exciting stuff, Soma just announced the availability of the release bits for Office 2013 development with Visual Studio 2012! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2013/03/04/now-available-office-developer-tools-for-visual-studio-2012.aspx  This impacts a huge number of our corporate and enterprise developers, who are consistently tasked with bringing the next great set of business capabilities through custom applications to their users. These tools represent a…

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Great Examples for building Win8 Apps with cloud services

A colleague of mine just shared a number of great examples with a customer around using cloud services in Windows 8 Apps, and I thought the list was outstanding. It also highlights how amazingly comprehensive the support in Azure is for Windows 8 scenarios. Enjoy!   Geolocation sample end to end using Windows Azure Mobile…

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From Web Application to Web Site running in Azure, in 10 minutes, using Team Foundation Service

I wanted to share a video snippet from a webcast I recently delivered on the Team Foundation Service (you can view the entire webcast on demand, at http://bit.ly/VNAw7O ).  The really amazing power of this scenario is very compelling. From having a web application project in Visual Studio 2012, to a fully published and running web…

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ALM Challenges- New VS 2012 ALM Webcasts

In my job at Microsoft, I get the privilege of interaction with hundreds of development customers of all shapes and sizes across the country. One of the trends that I’m seeing in every customer, of every size, is that application development is changing pretty dramatically. No, not necessarily coding practices, I’m talking about the explosion…

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Visual Studio ALM Webchunks…

  So I’ve gone ahead now and started putting together resources, posts, and videos under what I like to call Visual Studio ALM WebChunks… http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adamga/p/webchunks.aspx .   The idea behind this is to provide resources in one place that are quick and easy to use. Some of it will be original, some of it will…

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Rapid Business Applications

It’s common for our large customers to have a need to support business user created applications. These applications are often conceived and built to support “point in time” business needs at the workgroup level. However, a major issue with these types of “user created” applications is that over time, these applications often become “mission critical”…

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