Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machines available!

The Visual Studio product team has just announced that they have made Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machines available for download. The images are pre-configured with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2, and sample data that you can use to help learn the product and check…

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Talmia Process Automation for Team Foundation Server

I just watched this video of a really great product by a VSIP partner GamCom called Talmia. It is a fascinating product, that really enhanced VSTS set of products. Here is a short description: Talmia is an innovative ALM process automation and reporting tool for Team Foundation Server. It uses Windows Workflow to automate and…

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Windows 7 in 7 Seconds

For fun check out this video – 7 Second Demos, I like them a  lot: Snap: http://www.projectaustin.net/video/714ef126-2a57-4b9e-b4fd-38b479d51728 Preview: http://www.projectaustin.net/video/869a7e8b-9625-44b2-b66b-dbefd3b13095 Shake: http://www.projectaustin.net/video/47905b99-01f4-47c1-b00d-fb47cc67da37

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Silverlight 4 Beta & ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta are available

Today at PDC conference a lot of interesting announcements were made during the keynote. One of the most interesting ones to me was the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta, that is bringing features such as printing support, camera & mic support, rich reporting and charting and integration with SharePoint Server 2010 amongst other things. For…

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Windows AppFabric Beta 1 is available

If you want to play around with it, just go here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/ee695849.aspx. For some quick info check my previous post. Link to Cloud AppFabric is here (just a funny word for .NET Services, so far ;)), but check November CTP anyway…

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Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL Azure November CTP

Are you searching for a tool that could synch your on-premise database with the SQL Azure, which is a relational database in the cloud provided as a service. Look no further – a Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL Azure is available!!! Overview of the CTP’s capabilities: “The Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL…

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Back to the cities, this time in US: Dallas

At PDC additional feature of the Microsoft Cloud platform was introduced under project codename “Dallas”. It is a service for manipulation and exposure of different data sources in the cloud, which is pretty powerful! Check out the basics on Dallas web site.

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Pinpoint Your Azure Applications

Today, with official launch of the Windows Azure platform, a market place for all the Cloud applications on Windows Azure has also be launched. If you want to check how you will be able to market your application on this platform, please check www.pinpoint.com. The nice part is that it is totally integrated into all…

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PDC Keynote: Dublin + Velocity = Windows Server AppFabric

Today, at PDC09 keynote a new functionality for Windows Server was announced: Windows Server AppFabric. It is basically two projects combined into a product: “Dublin” and “Velocity”. So you can expect advanced caching scenarios for applications, hosting and provisioning of applications and advanced management tools for your apps. Official website is here, you can expect…

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Test Case Migrator (Excel) Tool

A great new tool for VS 2010 Test Case Management environment was released on CodePlex portal. Here is a short description of functionality: “With Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, you get the End-to-End support for dealing with Test artifacts (test cases, test steps, test results etc) when they are stored in Test Case Management (TCM)/Team Foundation…

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