Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 Now Available

Today Jason Zander announced the immediate availability of Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ Beta 2. If you’ve had any experience with LightSwitch Beta 1, you know that it is the simplest way to create business applications for the desktop and cloud. It is basically a specialized development tool for building a specific kind of application –… Read more

Visual Studio LightSwitch Feature Matrix

  On his blog yesterday, Soma (Sr. VP of Developer Division at Microsoft), announced that Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 will be coming soon. I can tell you, we are really excited about LightSwitch, and apparently you are too (you’ve downloaded over 100,000 copies of Beta 1). One question that comes up a lot is,… Read more

Improving Software Development Across the Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010—Part 2

In this four part series my goal is to provide you a look at Visual Studio 2010 and highlight how you can use it to improve many aspects of your team-based software development—from planning to coding to testing. While this is not a comprehensive dive into everything Visual Studio 2010 can do, it does give… Read more

Improving Software Development Across the Lifecycle with Visual Studio 2010 : Part 1

In the book Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy states, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unique in its own way.” The same can be said for software development teams. Happy, well-functioning software development teams are all the same—explicit integration of functions, measurement of flow improvements, continuous reduction of waste, common ownership of problems… Read more

Improving Developer-Tester Collaboration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Effective collaboration between developers and testers is paramount and can make the difference between shipping quality applications on time, or slipping because bugs are found late. In this session you will learn how Visual Studio 2010 can help you improve the collaboration of development and test activities in your team, regardless of who does them…. Read more

Code Understanding and Systems Design with Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 introduces an entirely new set of architecture tools to aide in both understanding the code you already have and in defining how new systems will be built. In this session, you will discover how you can use new tools like the Architecture Explorer to better understand and comprehend complex systems before making… Read more