MSDN Magazine Article: Agile Planning Tools in VSTS 2010

One of the tenants of TFS is its ability to track work – development or non-development – throughout the life of a project. It comes with a connector for both Microsoft Excel and Project to import and export data to TFS. This is a really handy feature for planning but it kind of falls short…

September VSTS 2010 (Codename "Rosario") CTP expires at EOY

If you’ve been testing out the latest VSTS 2010/.NET 4.0 CTP, you may or may not have noticed that the CTP is due to expire on December 31, 2008 (screenshot was taken on Dec 15). We don’t have plans to make an updated Rosario CTP before the expiration date. This was an unfortunate oversight when…


Test Case Management in VSTS 2010 (Part 1)

One area of software development I’m really passionate about is Quality Assurance. Why? After all, if it compiles successfully, it’s going to work, right? Besides, there’s always time to fix it in the next release. Well, when you ship software that people pay for and your the sole developer, you can’t afford have that mentality….


PDC is over…time to get back to work

I was able to attend the PDC this year. I haven’t attended one since 2001 when the development changed with the formal announcement of Hailstorm. Well, Hailstorm didn’t change development…it never even saw the light of day after PDC 2001. What changed the landscape back then was the announcement of .NET. Seven years later, .NET…


New Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4.0 CTP Available

Just in time for the PDC (Professional Developers Conference) 2008, there is a new Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP is available for download. Attendees of the PDC will receive a hard drive with the CTP as well as information around Windows Azure, Windows 7, and more. In the CTP, its been configured…

.NET Rocks! covers TFS 2008 and Beyond

.NET Rocks! was the first podcast I started to listen to when I got my first MP3 player that allowed me to bring podcasts down via syndication feeds. I always enjoyed stuff Carl Franklin produced ranging back from his tips in Visual Basic Programmers Journal (VBPJ) to his training material to .NET Rocks! and dnrTV….


Microsoft PDC Returns to Los Angeles this fall

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) will be held in Los Angeles October 27- 30. Registration opens today at: This PDC will be one of the first really big showings of the Rosario release of Team System. According to Brian Harry, Group Product Manager and Microsoft Technical Fellow, there will be a number of…


VSTS Code-Name Rosario April 2008 CTP Available

The next Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio Team System code-name "Rosario" April 2008 is now available for download. Check out Jeff Beehler’s blog for more details about the latest feature sets that have been included in this CTP edition. As you may or may not know, Visual Studio Team System is the brand-name…


The VSTS Team has been busy

Over the past few weeks, the Visual Studio Development team has been very busy helping enable the .NET development community with enhancements to Visual Studio and advanced looks into what’s to come in future versions of the product. Let’s start with the enhancements: Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Database Professionals Service Release 1 -…