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!


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…


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…


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…


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…


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. …