Download new article on the evolution of ALM/TFS

This is a posting by one of our guest authors, Pieter Gheysens who has written an extensive article on the evolution of Microsoft’s solution for Application Lifecycle Management. Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles (www.sparkles.be) and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the… Read more

Web Camp Europe: Special Spring Edition on May 3rd in Brussels

  Come to camp on May 3rd in Brussels on a very special edition of Web Camp to learn the latest on web development on the Microsoft Platform! Web Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. This European edition is really unique with speakers flying in directly from the Microsoft main offices:… Read more

Team Foundation Service: now with cloud-based build service

As you may or may not know, at the BUILD conference last September, Microsoft announced the availability of a preview of Team Foundation Service.  With Team Foundation Service Microsoft provides you world class ALM as a service, entirely hosted on the Windows Azure platform.  This means that you can benefit from all the great features… Read more

TFS as a true cross-technology ALM platform

This is a posting by one of our guest authors, Pieter Gheysens. The same post is available on his own blog http://intovsts.net.  Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles (www.sparkles.be) and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on… Read more

ALM Summit 2011 recordings available on Channel9

Last November we hosted the annual ALM Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, where luminaries from across the software industry presented, covering the evolution of practices across both the Microsoft and OSS communities. Attending the the ALM Summit allows you to gain deeper insight into your application lifecycle. You also discover and learn… Read more

The importance of Continuous Building/Integration

This is a posting by 1 of our guest authors, Pieter Gheysens. The same post is available on his own blog http://intovsts.net. Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles (www.sparkles.be) and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on… Read more

Free webcasts about Visual Studio Team Build, Silverlight 5 and Windows Phone 7.5

Every 2 weeks we organize MSDN Live Meetings: online sessions, lasting typically 1,5h, presented by local tech influencers, broadcast from our Zaventem office (or elsewhere) and free to attend. Each session is recorded and made available online on our video platform Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/belux. In the next few weeks the following webcasts are scheduled: 22… Read more

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit released: start learning

The Visual Studio team has just released the October Edition of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Now is a great time to start learning more. The VS Developer Preview was released during BUILD conference last September. This training kit provides a set of hands-on labs to Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5,… Read more

My favorite tools to optimize Visual Studio for webdev

How do we make Visual Studio play nicer with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, in other words more of the front-end webdev stuff? Visual Studio 2010, be it the Ultimate, (free) Web Developer Express or other version, is not fully optimized for front-end web development out of the box. But don’t let the default VS2010 install… Read more

Quick tip: (free) JScript Editor Extensions for Visual Studio

As more and more sites and web applications take advantage of JavaScript, it’s always nice to have better editor support for the language in our Visual Studio tools. There is a free extension for Visual Studio available for a few months already, which I only now found out through a newly released video on Channel9:… Read more