Excellent List of FREE Webcasts around our new Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools!

Improving Developer and Tester Collaboration using Visual Studio 2010 May 11, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST) Visual Studio 2010 introduces a powerful new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers and developers to collaborate like never before. Using VS 2010, testers can easily create actionable bugs when a defect is found. The level of data…


Free Developer E-Learning Courses Available

**This free training has expired.  There are still some great resources on  http://www.microsoftlearning.com, so check it out nonetheless! **   To be completely fair, I totally recycled this from my good friend Dave Bost’s blog: http://davebost.com/blog/archive/2007/03/20/Free-Developer-E_2D00_Learning-Courses-Available.aspx As part of the evangelism team, and an advocate for developers tools, I am helping to spread the word…


Microsoft MSDN Events Unleashed

Session 1: Internet Explorer 8 for Developers The Windows Internet Explorer 8 browser makes it easier to explore and interact with the web. Did you know that there will be a new standards mode by default? While it can easily be turned off, knowing the potential to impact this may have on many sites that…


Total Lunar Eclipse tonight!

  Americas and Western Europe have excellent seats for the show I know this is a complete departure from what I normal post but HOW COOL is this??    For the third time in the past year, the moon will become completely immersed in Earth’s shadow on Wednesday night, resulting in a total lunar eclipse….


Visual Studio (2005, 2008, 2010) Tips and Tricks

I ran across a few great places to pick up handy tips and tricks about the Visual Studio IDE’s.  The tips cover all versions going back to 2005 and forward to 2010.  You’ll find shortcut, "hidden" gems, navigation tips, really great stuff!  There is even a Twitter feed for those of you who are now…


This Social Networking Thing ::sigh::

So some of you may have been going “Hey Angela, What GIVES??” You never seem to blog anymore.  And maybe, just MAYBE you even thought I had stuff worth tuning in for occasionally.  Well, here is the deal.  I have a serious case of social networking fatigue. I am involved in, and in some cases…


That Other Visual Studio Team Edition that Noone Likes to Talk About

Which one could that be you ask?  Why, the Team Edition for Software Architects of course!  It is one of the least discussed tools in the VSTS toolbelt but it really packs a whollop if you know how to use it.  I was browsing through some blog postings and ran across a post on Rob…


Latest and Greatest VSTS 2010 VPC Available Now!

Hey there all my techie friends!  In honor of PDC 2008, we have just made publicly available the FIRST CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.  It is a Virtual PC image and there are some activation requirements which are well documented by Brian Keller’s blog (link below).  Download it today!  …


Microsoft Launches Great New Resource Site for Student and Teachers

  Resources For Students The Ultimate Steal – Students can purchase Office Ultimate 2007 for only $59.95. DreamSpark – Allows students to download software developer and design tools for free. Channel 8 – A blog for students who want to code, connect and create technology. This site includes information on products, promotions, and insight on…


Visual Studio Team System and Expression Promos

Have you been bummed that you cannot harness the awesome power of Visual Studio Team System or Expression Studio because it was out of your price range?  Fret no more, we have some awesome promotions to make these powerful tools even more accessible to you and your company.  Here is just a brief synopsis of…