Some great news for folks looking to kick off the new year with a bang! Next month, we’re kicking off a free, six-part webinar series, covering Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010 and quality assurance! These webinars will run on a monthly basis (from January to June) and will bring you up-to-date on what you need to know about building software with these developer tools.
Building Quality Applications with Visual Studio
Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing have two key goals: to validate the quality of an application and to improve overall software quality. Visual Studio 2010 helps achieve both of these with robust testing and diagnostics tools. It can also strengthen collaboration across your application lifecycle by breaking down silos within teams and delivering key integration capabilities, helping ensure teams are more productive. This session will introduce the broad spectrum of capabilities that Visual Studio 2010 technologies bring to the Test and QA space, to help you understand how you can test your systems more effectively.
Software Delivery using Team Foundation Server 2010
Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the heart of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. Team Foundation Server 2010 automates the software delivery process and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT life cycle. Join us for this session that provides a functional overview and demonstration of some of the key aspects of Team Foundation Server, and also speaks about migration from existing lifecycle tooling, such as Visual SourceSafe. This session will introduce the broad spectrum of capabilities that Visual Studio 2010 technologies bring to the Test and QA space, to help you understand how you can test your systems more effectively.
Ultimate Development with Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is the comprehensive suite of application lifecycle management tools for teams to ensure quality results, from design to deployment. Whether you’re creating new solutions or enhancing existing applications, Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate lets you bring your vision to life targeting an increasing number of platforms and technologies—including cloud and parallel computing. Attend to learn how to eliminate ‘no repro’ with IntelliTrace, understand and re-use existing architectural patterns, help with architectural compliance, and validate scalability and reliability for your solutions.
Please note that all webinars kick off at 1:00 PM Eastern.
“But wait, what can I do before these webinars kick off?”
I’m glad you asked, dear reader. First, if you haven’t done so already, check out Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course available on Channel 9. It’s stuffed full of great videos and samples to help get you going. (Don’t worry too much about the fact that it’s dated for the Beta 2 release; most of the stuff that’s covered is still relevant.) Next, visit the Visual Studio homepage on MSDN for a huge wealth of resources on Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010 and a whole host of other great materials, including blogs and forums. Finally, take a few minutes to check out some of the awesome videos that we recorded from recent ALM Summit Redmond 2010. Many of these videos provide a great perspective on development methodologies and practices used successfully in the industry. There’s also a number of great videos on products such as Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. And if you’re looking to get your hands dirty with the bits themselves, I would highly recommend the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Virtual Machine + Labs: December 2010 Refresh. Brian Keller provides a good overview of this virtual machine on his blog.
Happy coding and I hope to see you for the “Introducing Visual Studio Webinar Series” starting in January!