VS 2010 Launch and our book on VS 2010 ALM from Wrox

Congratulations to the VS team on the launch of VS 2010 yesterday. If you missed the launch keynote yesterday, you can watch it on demand here. There are tons of demos, hand-on labs and presentations on VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. You can download the training kit here. VS 2010 ALM Book from Wrox:…


Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio

We at patterns & practices released the 2nd edition of Application Architecture Guide last year (It’s available in Russian here). This guide contains layer diagrams for the various application types such as web, services, RIA etc. (Chapter 20 – 28). In Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 you will find a new diagram type called “Layer Diagram”…


Composite Application Guidance for WPF – Now in Japanese

We released the first version of Composite Application Guidance in July 2008. The Composite Application Guidance for WPF is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work…


p&p Application Architecture Guide sequel

That’s right. p&p is working on the v2.0 of the Application Architecture Guide. J.D Meier just announced the availability of Beta 1 of this guide. Check it out here. http://www.codeplex.com/AppArchGuide If you are at PDC, stop by the p&p pavilion to get this cool App Arch poster. It looks like a sticky note and it…


Web Services Security guide from Microsoft patterns & practices

p&p team just released a beta version of the “Improving Web Services Security” guide. Here is the link to Codeplex project where you can download the guide. This guide has the following four parts: Part I, “Security Fundamentals for Web Services”Part II, “Fundamentals of WCF Security”Part III, “Intranet Application Scenarios”Part IV, “Internet Application Scenarios” Please…

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Two new patterns & practices books from MS Press

Microsoft patterns & practices recently released the following two new titles and  they are now available in print from MS Press. Check it out and order your copy. Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Now available at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Development-Visual-Studio-Foundation-Server/dp/0735625719/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197418679&sr=8-1) You can also download this guide in .pdf format from http://www.codeplex.com/TFSGuide or read them online…

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Visual Studio Team System and Application Lifecycle Management

Just recently we released the Visual Studio 2008 Training kit. You can download it right now from http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7602397. Here is the description of what this kit contains: “The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the…

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Release of "patterns & practices : Team Development with Team Foundation Server Guide"

J.D. just announced the release of the “Team Development with Team Foundation Server Guide. This guide has been in beta for couple of months now. Last I checked we had over 11K+ downloads of the beta guide which resulted in the team getting feedback including errors and omissions. We will be making this guide available @ MSDN…

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VSTS related Guidance

J.D Meier has just published a blog with a roundup of VSTS related guidance from patterns and practices. Check this out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2007/06/11/vsts-guidance-resource-roundup.aspx We will also publish the catalog of these guides in patterns and practices site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/practices shortly. I would like to hear from you if you have specific feedback or comment or suggestion…

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