Announcing the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 Preview for RC

On March 30th 2010, we released the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 Preview for RC on the Visual Studio Gallery.  This power tool helps you easily create rich Visual Studio extensions which you can share with others on the Visual Studio Gallery. These extensions can include tools (Visual Studio automation), code (your…


ARCast.TV – IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine, Paul Hamnett, VP of Engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney, Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for the healthcare quality industry called the Improvement Map….


Tech-Ed India 2010 : Tech-Ed India Top Architect Contest Is Now On

  What is Microsoft Tech·Ed India 2010 TOP ARCHITECT? It is a contest based on your architectural skill. We give you a challenge – details on a system we’d like you to architect. In the allotted period you work out the architecture in line with the expected solution brief. Your submissions would be judged based…


ARCast.TV – Architects? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Architects!

ARCast.TV – Architects? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Architects! Are software architects necessary? Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it. Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons…