My TechEd Brasil 2010 Presentations

This week I had the pleasure of speaking at TechEd Brasil for the third year in a row. I absolutely love this event. Everybody I spoke to this week was very knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly. We had some great discussions about Visual Studio application lifecycle management (Team Foundation Server, software testing, software architecture, etc.). “Obrigado”…

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My March/April 2010 speaking dates

4 weeks, 7 countries, 25+ sessions, 1 suitcase… It’s a long time to be on the road, but I’ll be doing what I love – talking about what’s new in Visual Studio 2010 for application lifecycle management. Here’s my schedule so far. If you live in or near any of these places you should come…

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Now Available: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machines with Sample Data

March 20, 2010 Update: A newer version of this content is now available! New labs, new sample app, new Visual Studio bits… click here.April 27, 2010 Update: The Beta 2 VHD is effectively expired now that the trial bits have stopped working, so I have struck out the text below. Please see the new version of the VHD…

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Get ready to “go live” with Team Foundation Server 2010 beta 2!

Beta 2 of Team Foundation Server 2010 is going to be available very soon NOW! – unfortunately that’s all that the marketing team will let me tell you right now. 🙂 But the best news is that beta 2 of Team Foundation Server 2010 will have a “go live” license, meaning that you can use…

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Slides from my TechEd Brazil Sessions

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Brazil and present at TechEd Brazil 2009 to share my passion about what’s coming in Visual Studio Team System 2010. I finally got around to uploading my slides from two of my presentations. The decks aren’t scripted so if you weren’t at my talk you might be…

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Visual Studio Team System Rangers Web Site Goes Live

The Visual Studio Team Systems Rangers is a group that I’ve been fortunate to work with for the past few years. They consist of VSTS product team members, top-notch Microsoft Consulting Services specialists, and VSTS MVP’s who have a straightforward mission of creating great content for Visual Studio Team System. In the past this content…

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PDC Workshop Announced: Developing Quality Software using Visual Studio Team System 2010

It’s that time of year! Today we launched the Microsoft PDC 2009 registration and announced some of the sessions which will be presented. There is a lot of great content coming to this year’s PDC, but I wanted to call out one piece in particular that I’m particularly proud of. The Developing Quality Software using…

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Using a download manager to quickly download Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

10/19/09 Update: Beta 2 is now available! Check out my new post on Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.   The instructions in this blog post are meant to accompany 10-4 Episode 20: Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Please view that video for additional context, including a step-by-step walkthrough for installing…

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Visual Studio Team System: Free Online Workshops

If you want to learn more about how to effectively implement Visual Studio Team System there is a great set of online workshops happening now which are getting rave reviews. What I really like about this set of content is that it’s not just your traditional marketing “feature dump” of what’s in each Team System…

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New batch of VSTS 2008 VPC’s

Brian Randell has posted a new batch of Visual Studio Team System 2008 VPC’s. As has become my tradition, I’ve updated my earlier blog post with direct links to the files for using a download manager. Please see: A More Reliable and Faster Download Experience for VS2010/ VS08 VPC’s Since VPC’s are usually multi-gigabyte downloads…

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