Doug Seven

Director of Product Management, Visual Studio

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 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

Oracle Support Announced for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development

Today it was announced Oracle support will be available for Visual Studio Team System 2010 Development through a Database Schema Provider (DSP).  Quest, a provider of Database Management Solutions, is developing the Oracle DSP for Visual Studio Team System.   For those working in heterogeneous database environments this is BIG news! The Visual Studio Team System… Read more

What’s In a Name?

My colleague, Rob Caron, just posted the latest news on upcoming name changes for some of the Visual Studio product line. Specifically, the Team Editions that are part of Visual Studio Team System. In VSTS 2005 we named the Team Editions based on the role a person was in (…for Software Developers, …for Software Testers,… Read more

Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Joint Launch Announced

  Today, at the Microsoft® Worldwide Partner Conference 2007 in Denver, CO, Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, announced that Windows Server® 2008, Visual Studio® 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2008 will launch together at an event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2008, kicking off hundreds of launch events around the world. Windows Server… Read more

Microsoft.community – RC Almost Baked

After several months of work, changing dependancies, a couple designs, and a handful of UI attempts, we are getting ready to release a Beta of the community platform we have been working on (Codename: Athens Microsoft.community). Athens Microsoft.community is made up of three pillars, Discovery Services, Rapport Services, and Discussion Services. Discovery Services enable the… Read more

Software Development Engineer in Microsoft.com Community Technologies Team

Software Development Engineer in Microsoft.com Community Technologies TeamMargaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” That pretty much describes the Microsoft.com Communities Technologies team.  We have been devoted to enabling Microsoft’s vibrant communities through a series… Read more