Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available for MSDN subscribers

It’s here! There are updates to both the testing features and the code visualization & modeling features. I’m really excited about the new testing features: You’ll be able to create coded UI tests for Silverlight 4 applications!! Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff655021.aspx for more details. It has an excellent set of Getting Started resources for working with…

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Day of Silverlight!

In case you haven’t already heard the buzz, there’s going to be a Silverlight Firestarter on December 2, hosted in Redmond and streamed online to the world. If you can get to Redmond, sign up and fly away. If you can’t, just watch online and enjoy. “It’s just like an extra day of PDC, dedicated…

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VS 2010 productivity power tools update

Somehow missed this from a couple of weeks ago. There’s a new version of the Visual Studio 2010 Power Tools available. In this third major release of the Power Tools we have made significant improvements to the Solution Navigator and the Tab Well to address our top customer requests. The updated Solution Navigator is sweet….

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Hotfix for Microsoft Test Manager. . .

. . . is available. A number of bug fixes, some memory leaks plugged, etc. Download it from here.

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Setting up video recording for Microsoft Test Manager

A while back I posted a blog entry detailing some of the steps that were glossed over in the MSDN documentation on how to install the media encoder for video recording. The version of encoder that should be used changed in August when Expression 4 was released. The Windows Media Encoder is now obsolete for…

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Want to be part of the coolest team in the world?

We’re hiring in the New York City area. Job Information Requisition number: 737673 Position title: Tech Solution Prof – Developer Tools Hiring manager: ABRACUTI Job description: https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?ss=&pg=0&so=&rw=1&jid=28034&jlang=EN

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Not an infrastructure person?

I’ll admit it. I’m not. Never have been. Reading about TCP/IP, subnets, etc, makes my eyes glaze over and I start to drool within minutes. But, I needed to set up a virtual environment to try out some stuff that involves TFS and Windows domains, and I didn’t want to reuse any pre-existing virtual machines….

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Microsoft Test Controllers and Agents – where’s the CD???

If you’re setting up a test environment for the new Microsoft test products, sometimes the MSDN documentation mentions a prerequisite of the “Microsoft Visual Studio Agents” CD. But on many of the pages there’s no reference to where you’d find that CD or from where you’d download the CD or ISO image. So if you’re…

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SharePoint developer? Here’s your one-stop shop

The SharePoint 2010 developer center at MSDN. Tons of links. Loads of resources. From there you can get to . . . Getting Started videos the SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course, online on Channel9 an excellent MSDN Magazine article on SharePoint 2010 development the SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit SharePoint 2010 Hands-on Labs in C#…

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So you need to move from the TFS 2010 Release Candidate to RTM bits?

Take a look at these links on migrating from the Release Candidate to RTM: TFS installation and administration guide: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=127730 Article on making the upgrade: http://blogs.msdn.com/bkrieger/archive/2010/03/31/team-foundation-server-2010-upgrade-guide-from-beta2-or-rc-to-rtm-release.aspx TFS 2010 supplemental upgrade guide: http://vs2010upgradeguide.codeplex.com/wikipage Also, be sure to take advantage of the MSDN forums, an excellent resource for Q&A. TFS product team members, Microsoft MVPs, etc, are…

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