Tell us about VS2010 Beta2

Last week we shipped Beta 2 for broad distribution.  Many of you have already sent us comments and improvement suggestions (thanks!) At this point we are down to our final set of bug fixing, perf tuning, etc.  We’re very interested in your feedback so we can take action on it before we ship the final…


Visual Studio 2010 Launch Countdown Sidebar Widget

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 out the door we’re getting very excited about wrapping the project up and launching on March 22, 2010.  As part of that, we’ve created a sidebar widget that you’ll see around town to help us countdown to the big day.  If you’d like to include it on your blog as…


“Going live” with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

We are pleased to declare Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 a “go live” release (read more about it on Soma’s blog). This means that Beta 2 has met high standards of quality for pre-release software, and we are licensing it for developing and deploying production applications. We hope that…


Updates to Visual Studio UI

Jason Zander, the Visual Studio general manager, just posted a follow up to his post regarding the new look for VS2010.  Based on popular feedback, we’ve updated the look and feel of our outlining feature.  It’ll be available in our upcoming VSTS 2010 Beta 1 release and we hope you take a look and try…


VS2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions

Our team, in conjunction with Microsoft Research, have been working on a power tool known as AjaxView which helps measure the performance of web applications that execute JavaScript inside the web browser.  This power tool provides an IIS extension that automatically adds profiling code into a JavaScirpt-based web application as well as a Visual Studio…


Free VSTS training in Seattle May 21st

Our friends Jeff Levinson and Steve Borg from Northwest Cadence are offering a free day of VSTS training. This session-packed day will show you how to do more with less. Use software development process and Visual Studio Team System tools to cut costs, leverage resources, and get immediate results. Details: Redmond, WA Building 43 Shasta…


Resources to learn more about Visual Studio Team System 2010

While the various Visual Studio teams are working on our first beta release, I thought I’d point out some important resources to learn more about what we’re doing.  First is the new weekly video podcast series known as 10-4.  This has been going on for a few months now but I finally figured out where…


Gartner SCCM Magic Quadrant Ranks Microsoft VSTS a Leader

A few weeks ago Gartner published their 2009 Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms (what a mouthful!) and in their evaluation has ranked Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server as a leader in the space.  This is Microsoft’s first time ranking as a leader which is defined as…


Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide now available

The Rangers have shipped again!  (Faithful readers know just how much I love saying that). This time, led by Geoff Gray, they have put together the VSTT 2008 Quick Reference Guide, a comprehensive technical document about Visual Studio Team Test functionality, specifically focusing on Web, Load and Unit testing.  Geoff is a member of our…


Check out the updated Visual Studio look

For Visual Studio 2010 we have revamped the development environment to provide a cleaner, easier to use, interface all built with WPF.  Jason Zander, our general manager, announced new details at VSLive yesterday and provided a blog post outlining some of the highlights.  Take a look…I think you’ll like what you see.