SoCal Code Camp–Jan 29 & 30–CalState Fullerton

The next SoCal Code Camp is set to take place at Cal State University, Fullerton. It’s been a while since I’ve attended one but looking at the agenda, there’s are pretty good set of diverse topics from Android Development to Windows Phone 7 to Business Intelligence to iPhone Development. There’s even going to be a…

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VB for Windows Phone 7 Development is RTW

When when the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) SDK first shipped, the only .NET language you could write your applications in was C#, regardless of using Visual Studio 2010 Express or above. Earlier this week, we released to web (RTW) VB for Windows Phone Dev Tools. Now you can choose between both languages to write your…

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Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available

It’s here! It’s finally here! This is the second feature pack update for Visual Studio which includes new testing features and code visualization & modeling features. But more importantly, CODE UI TESTING FOR SILVERLIGHT 4 APPLICATION! Let’s hear it. All together now…Huzzah. Huzzah! HUZZAH! The Testing Features include: Test Manager can now capture and playback…

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Brian Harry showed TFS on Windows Azure

There was a lot of great things showcased during the first day of the Microsoft PDC 2010 on Oct 28, from development on Windows Phone 7 to new features available to Windows Azure. What was really neat to watch was Brian Harry up on stage during the keynote and talking how they got TFS to…

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Office for Mac 2011 available in MSDN Subscriptions

Today, we announced that Office for Mac 2011 Home and Business and Communicator for Mac 2011 will be included in all Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate with Subscription Levels. This is the first time since I’ve worked with MSDN subscriptions (which dates back pretty far) that Office for Mac has been included. I have a…

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Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 now on MSDN

Yesterday, Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 was made available to all MSDN subscribers. LightSwitch as announced at VSLive! earlier this month and is a new edition of Visual Studio. With LightSwitch, is a rapid application development tool that allows you create line-of-business or departmental-type .NET applications connecting to data hosted in SharePoint, SQL Server, SQL…

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Windows 7 Tip: Aero Snap Feature and Multiple Monitors

Most of the time, I’m working on either a notebook or a desktop. So the whole multi-monitor thing is not something as fluent with me like it is with some of my friends. One my notebook, I’ve started to use a second monitor because I’m constantly working on multiple things where I can use the…

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Now Available: ASP.NET MVC 3 (Preview 1)

Earlier this week, we posted ASP.NET MVC 3 (Preview 1). You can download it here. ScottGu did a great write up on his blog and I would do this release a disservice if I tried to explain what this Preview contains so please check out his write up. What I do know is that ASP.NET…

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Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Released

Today, Microsoft released the Microsoft® Visual Studio® Scrum 1.0 to the web, a Team Foundation Server process template to support Scrum software development. This release complements the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement and MSF for Agile Software Development process templates. The process template was built from the ground up specifically for Scrum teams. Scrum is…

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Pre-Release of VS Lab Management 2010 on VHD

Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 is an integrated toolset for development and testing teams that enables them to setup/tear down and restore virtual environments to known states for build automation and test execution. You might be saying to yourself that setting up and tearing down virtual machines is easy, and you’d be right. But what…

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