VS2010 Beta 2 Feedback Survey

Following up on my last post, Jason Zander has actually created a simple survey that would be great if you could take. Check out his post here, or go directly to that survey from here. This type of feedback absolutely helps us create the best product we can, so we very much appreciate your time…



There are a number of features in the product that completely depend on the source code you push through the feature in regards to memory utilization and performance. For example, the creation of the “Standard Graphs” ( any of the graphs generated by the following menu items ) can be a very fast operation or…


Providing Feedback

By now, you’ve pulled down the Beta2 bits and have started exploring. ( No you say? Please check this post for details on how to get the bits…. ) You may have questions, want to express concerns, find bugs and want to report them, or in general just look for more venues where topics specific…


Custom Toolbox Items

[NOTE: This post is part of a blog series, the start of which is here.] When defining layer diagrams for your organization, or various other modeling concepts and diagrams that you want to make available to your team, you can of course simply check in those diagrams to your version control system, such as Team…


DSL SDK for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Released

Jean-Marc has just posted some great details on the Beta2 version of the DSL SDK. The amount of capabilities that have gone into the DSL Toolkit this version has been great to see. That team has done a fantastic job of increasing the power of what a DSL created via the toolkit can get done….


Layer Diagram in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2

[NOTE: This post is part of a blog series, the start of which is here.]   I’ve had a couple of posts that have discussed the general nature of the Layer Diagram ( check out this older post to get a rough idea of what this diagram is all about ), a new diagram type…


Lovett is Blogging!

Chris Lovett, an architect on my team who has a glorious and long history with Microsoft, has finally joined the blogosphere! His expertise is all things .NET, but in particular he knows the code behind the new DGML graphs and dependency diagrams that are new in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. His first two posts are…


“First-time Experience” with Arch Tools

[NOTE: This post is part of a blog series, the start of which is here.]   Ok, you’ve downloaded the Beta 2 bits of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. Now you want to explorer the new Modeling and Visualization tools. This post will help you make those first couple of steps. 1) Launch…


Modeling and Visualization in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

This posts marks the start of wave of posts that I plan on doing in the days and weeks ahead. Below find a picture of the general topics that I plan on drilling into. I’ll likely veer off the path a bit here and there, but in general, the next wave of posts coming off…


Channel 9 Video for Beta2

If you’re one of those folks who really isn’t into readying installation guides and simply want to get right into the details, be sure to check out this video that Brian Keller over at Channel 9 did showing the steps required to download and install Beta2. Great stuff! If you like that, you might want…