David Chappell – The Microsoft Application Platform

What is an application platform? Why is it important? And how should we think about application platforms in a world of cloud computing? In this session, David Chappell looks at all of these topics, providing a general model for both on-premises and cloud platforms. He then uses this model to examine several important issues in…


Visual Studio 2010 – differences between .NET (managed) and C++ (unmanaged)

Thx to Chris Birmele, here is a view of the main capabilities in Visual Studio 2010. All of them are supported for .NET development and only the ones with Yes are for unamanaged (C++). Product Features (VS 2010 Ultimate) Team Foundation Server   Version Control Yes Work Item Tracking Yes Build Automation Yes Team Portal…


Visual Studio 2010 – Microsoft Acquires Teamprise and provide support for Eclipse IDE, Unix / Linux / Mac OS X platforms

On November 9, 2009 Microsoft announced the acquisition of most of the technology assets of Teamprise, a division of SourceGear LLC, a provider of client applications for accessing Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from the Eclipse IDE and from other operating systems, including Unix, Linux and Mac OS X. With this announcement Microsoft is…


Visual Studio 2010 Test and Lab Management ressources

A good source of information on Visual Studio 2010 Test and Lab Management is the respective team blogs at VSTS Quality tools blog and Lab Management team blog. J.