Useful Links: Testing using VS 2008 Test Edition

The following links may be useful for people wanting to know more about how to test their application with Visual Studio 2008 Test Edition: Using Fiddler ( to record VSTS web Tests What’s new with web services in Silverlight 3 Beta Debugging Web Service Usage in Silverlight 2 The other way to…

Visual Studio 2008 sales promotions

In case you’re still on the fence as to whether you want to upgrade your Visual Studio Professional Edition to a Visual Studio Team Edition (Architecture, Development, or Test) or Visual Studio Team Suite, how does saving 30% and 45% off when you step up from Professional Edition with MSDN Premium to either Team Edition…

VSDB 2008 GDR R2 now available

The QFE (quick fix engineering) rollup release for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR (General Distribution Release) is now available. Check out this blog article for how to get it and set it up. Read this blog article to learn what fixes are contained in this release. Excelsior! Technorati Tags: DBPro,VSTS2008


Webcasts: Visual Studio Technology Overviews

Over the next few months, my colleagues and I will be doing a number of webcasts covering different aspects of Visual Studio Team System. The schedule and topics are listed below. Hope you can make it. Date and Time Title and Link Description (on-demand recording available) Webcast Series: How to license and manage MSDN Subscriptions…


Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio and Azure Services Training Kit

Windows Azure is a development, hosting, and management environment of the Azure Services Platform. This enables you to run applications at Internet scale while leverage the skills and tools you use today (programming in C#/VB.NET with Visual Studio). You probably already have Visual Studio loaded on your system. In order to fully understand the Windows…

Adding DBPro to Your Dev Edition Installation

With last week’s announcement of DBPro being rolled into the Dev Edition, I’ve had some questions from customers on what it takes to get either edition installed with the other. VSTS DBPro and Dev Edition are add-in features that install and are accessed through the VS IDE. So what does it take to get either…


Visual Studio 2008 / .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is RTM

Hey kids, moms, and dads…what time is? Service Pack 1 Day for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5! And there was much rejoicing (<insert Tom Slick crowd cheer>yeah</>). Seriously though, like a lot of Service Packs we’re shipping these days, they just aren’t the accumulation of hot fixes and patches, but new key enhancements like…


ASP.NET Web Developer Tips & Tricks Blog Started

There are so many blogs at Microsoft it’s hard to keep up. From a developer standpoint, it’s often difficult to keep up with all the latest things happening in .NET from both a Winform or Web Form point of view. The Visual Web Developer Team has started a new blog providing tidbits of advice for…


.NDU – Visual Studio for C++ Developers – June 13, 2008

On Friday, June 13, 2008 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time), the next installment of the .NDU will be: Visual Studio of C++ Developers Visual C++ provides a powerful and flexible development environment for creating Microsoft Windows-based and Microsoft .NET-based applications. In this session, Ale Contenti (Senior Development Lead for VS native development) will…


New SharePoint resources for .NET Developers

At TechEd this week, the SharePoint team announced the website, It’s a resource for .NET developers to get started with SharePoint development. Also, they announced v1.2 of the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint. Excelsior!