Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Available

After being announced last week, beta 1 of Visual Studio 2005 has just become available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. If you have an MSDN Universal license, go get it now!

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Presentation: Agile .Net Development - Part 1 - Tools and Basics

Last night I gave a presentation at the Melbourne Agile Developer Group (MXPEG) about agile .Net development. The group has a higher proportion of Java developers, so I had volunteered to give a view of agile from a .Net perspective. I only got through half of my material last night, so I’ll be talking again next…

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VSTS: Getting coded web tests to run

The coded web tests supported by the VSTS test tools really excite me. There are so many web test scenarios that I can now create very easily with a combination of recording and scripting. This will nicely complement the ASP.Net testing capabilities I already have thanks to NUnitAsp. However when I recorded a web test, generated the code from the…

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Australian TechEd 2004

TechEd Australia will be on the 3rd of August in Canberra. Last week Frank Arrigo posted a schedule for the TechEd Australia developer track. It looks excellent and I sure would love to see the two hours worth of Visual Studio Team System demonstrations. The early bird deadline for TechEd was recently extended till the…

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Visual Studio Community Technology Preview May 2004 - Installed!

I had some initial trouble installing the May Community Technology Preview (CTP), but after reading the instructions (what a novel idea!) I realised that I just needed to remove all the March components: MSDN, J#, framework, and Visual Studio (VS). Keep an eye on this when you install it, since it doesn’t give you much…

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Visual Studio Team System in May CTP

My download of the May CTP is complete. The installation process includes an informative message about VSTS: Welcome to the Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview May 2005 DVD This Community Technology Preview includes functionality from the Visual Studio Team System, a new suite of software lifecycle tools that will ship with Visual Studio 2005. …

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