Connected Show Crew On Visual Studio LightSwitch

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #35, “Cat Ladies & Acne-Laden Teenagers”.  In this episode, the duo cover the latest news around the Microsoft developer space, including Windows Azure updates, interoperability, & Windows Phone 7. Dmitry & Peter also talk about…

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Team Foundation Server – Scrum v1.0

The Team Foundation Server team has announced the Scrum v1.0 Beta.  This is a new process template built from the ground up specifically for Scrum teams.  Scrum has become a dominant methodology in software development practices and now there is a process template designed explicitly for Scrum teams.   Check-out this blog post for more information…

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Visual Studio 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack Released

Feature Packs enable you to extend Visual Studio 2010 with capabilities that enhance and complement the existing tools. These releases expand the scenarios where you can use Visual Studio to help you create better software. Check-out what’s now available in the Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack (MSDN Subscribers Only) feature pack: Expand the scenarios for…

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Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools Released

Yesterday at TechEd North America, Jason Zander announced the release of the Visual Studio 2010 Productivity Power Tools. This is a Microsoft-supported release, shipping on the Visual Studio Gallery. It is a package of extremely powerful Code Editor extensions, including a number of very commonly requested features. You can download the Pro Power Tools for…

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Top 10 Resources to get started with SharePoint 2010

Looking to ramped-up on SharePoint 2010? Then be sure to check-out this great compilation blog post by the SharePoint team for links to all these materials and resources (and much more) below: Guides: SharePoint 2010 Overview Evaluation Guide, SharePoint 2010 Professional Developer Evaluation Guide SharePoint 2010 IT Professionals Evaluation Guide Demos: Download the pre-configured Hyper-V…

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Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects RTW

Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects provide additional functionality to build and deploy Web sites and Web applications in Visual Studio 2010. This add-in provides a comprehensive UI to manage build configurations, merging, and using pre-build and post-build tasks with MSBuild.   Web Deployment projects do not change the way Visual Studio 2010 Web Sites…

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Programming Microsoft Office 2010: Getting Started with Office 2010 Solutions

  A new on-demand series of videos shows how you can develop for Microsoft Office 2010  – Programming Microsoft Office 2010 and will show how a developer can extend Office 2010 products, by using an application such as Word as the basis for custom applications – called Office Solutions – to take advantage of the…

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Visualization and Architecture Tools in VS2010

Last Month, Cameron Skinner from the VS2010 product team toured through the mid-west, speaking about the new visualization, modeling, and architecture tools in Visual Studio 2010.  During this tour, there were four main VS2010 features that Cameron covered in his talks: Understand the code Architecture Explorer Sequence Diagram Generation DGML Graphs and “Standard” Graphs Maintain…

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Identity Framework SDK and Training Kit for Visual Studio 2010

A new version of the Windows Identity Framework SDK and developer training kit is available targeting Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4. The SDK and training kit each have a download option for .Net 3.5 and a download option for .Net 4.  Additionally, the .Net 4 training kit includes Windows Azure resources targeted at .Net…

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Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 RTW Now Available

The final version of the Silverlight 4 Tools plug-in for Visual Studio is now available for download. Please proceed to the Getting Started page at Silverlight.NET to proceed with the download or click here for the direct link. Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes several features: Support for targeting Silverlight 4 in the…

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