Windows Phone Camp Events are Coming this Fall!

The first major release to Windows Phone 7, code-named “Mango,” is almost here. This update gives developers the power to write a whole new class of applications on the Windows Phone platform. What’s a Windows Phone Camp? It’s a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows…

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Visual Studio vNext mentioned at TechEd 2011

Today at TechEd North America 2011, Jason Zander (CVP of Visual Studio) talked about Visual Studio vNext. Specific features of the framework and tool itself were not mentioned, but features expanding our vision of how Visual Studio expands our Application Lifecycle Management footprint took center stage. There are so many features coming out, you really…

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Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is now available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7. This toolkit is designed to make it easier for phone developers to leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.  The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized…

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Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 and Training Kit is Available

Earlier this month, we released Beta 2 for Visual Studio LightSwitch. This tool can be used as a standalone development tool or as a companion to Visual Studio or higher. You can download the Beta 2 of LightSwitch from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=CFF6C4EF-A29A-4C82-9A59-8A3BBB65EC3D To support the general availability of Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2, we also released…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit – March 2011 Updates

Today, the Ides of March, we released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety…

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Unit testing for SharePoint Development

My teammate, Kirk Evans, has a good blog about SharePoint development. Not just your typical stuff about using SharePoint Designer to create master pages and portals. His blog really covers it from a developers perspective because he’s really a .NET coder first, SharePoint development guru second. A couple of times we had conversations about how…

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Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010

As a developer, I never really spent a lot of time focusing on SharePoint. In the past, I would rather code it myself rather than try wrench my code to work with another platform. But as SharePoint has matured, I see a lot of possibilities of SharePoint as a platform to integrate with. If you’re…

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