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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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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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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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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Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack and Productivity Power Tools are now Available!

A feature pack and power tool are now available for Visual Studio 2010. The first is the VS 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack while the other is the VS 2010 Productivity Power Tools. Jason Zander has blogged about these features packs in great detail, and you can read the article here. The main highlights…

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The Full Testing Experience: Professional Quality Assurance with Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are proud to offer this four hour live event – during which we will demonstrate the testing and quality assurance lifecycle using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server. Join us as we dive into the testing tools and testing process you can use to dramatically improve the effectiveness of your…

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Visual Studio 2010 Resources

With the release of Visual Studio 2010 last week, my peers and I have been bombarded with a number of questions about the release. We were pretty before the launch showing Beta and RC1 bits, but now that it’s released and a reality, the flood gates have been opened. A number of people together this…

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