Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released to the web!

I’m thrilled to announce that this morning we released Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5 to the web. It’s time to start your engines, and begin downloading today! MSDN Subscribers can download immediately at the MSDN Subscriber Download Page, and volume licensing customers will be able to download starting tomorrow…

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TechEd North America 2012 Keynote News

We’re here in Orlando this week at TechEd North America 2012, with thousands of developers and IT professionals. If you’re not attending the event in person, you can still tune into the live stream at http://northamerica.msteched.com/. This morning I presented in the Day One keynote. In this blog post, I’ll walk through some of the…

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Gartner Recognizes Microsoft as an ALM Leader

Gartner recently issued its 2012 Magic Quadrant report for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Gartner, one of the world’s top IT research and advising companies, positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the ALM space. You can read more about the Magic Quadrant methodology here. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a…

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My Favorite Features: Managing Projects with the Backlog, Sprint Planning and Taskboard Features in Team Foundation Server 11

In my earlier post on Continuous Value Delivery, I talked about the role that features like the backlog, sprint planning, and taskboard play in tracking requirements and managing the development process. In this post, I’ll dive deeper into what this all looks like in action. I’ve been using these features in my personal coding projects…

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My Favorite Features: Creating Storyboards with PowerPoint

In my last post on Continuous Value Delivery, I talked the importance of communication between the customer and the engineering team to arrive at a clear project definition. How many times have you built exactly what was asked for, but not what was wanted? Agile teams need the right communication tools to eliminate waste at…

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Continuous Value Delivery with Visual Studio 11 ALM

In the next couple of posts, I’m going to dive into some of my favorite ALM features coming in Visual Studio 11. In this post, I’d like to first provide some framing on the larger context for the release, so you can see how these features fit in. At each stage of the application lifecycle,…

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My Favorite Features: Unit Testing Enhancements in Visual Studio 11

I’ve been writing a set of posts on some of my favorite Visual Studio 11 features that I’m using in my personal development. In my last post, I talked about JavaScript tooling enhancements. In this post, I’d like to talk about the new unit testing features. Unit testing is an important step in the development…

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Better Together: TFS 2010 and System Center 2012

This week, we’re celebrating the launch of System Center 2012 at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas. As part of the launch wave, we released a final version of the System Center Management Pack for TFS Work Item Synchronization, which is available for download here. This version of the management pack works with…

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Visual Studio Ultimate Roadmap

Today at DevConnections I shared some insight into the roadmap ahead for our Visual Studio Ultimate product. Visual Studio Ultimate is our complete, state-of-the art toolset. It provides tools for all members of the team, from product owners to testers, and is ideal for the development of mission critical enterprise applications. It contains unique features…

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January 17th What’s Happening Around Visual Studio

I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and is off to a good new year. I enjoyed taking some time off to spend with my family. I wanted to share some of what’s been going on in the Visual Studio team since BUILD. In October we released the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP. Roslyn is a…

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