New Version of Windows Azure Training Kit Available

A couple of days ago the new version of Windows Azure Training Kit was made available for download. The training kit consists of two versions, depending on your development environment (Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010). Below are the new things in this release of the kit: Updated all hands-on labs and demo scripts…


Monitoring HPC Applications

Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010,HPC I just had the chance to look at this interesting MSDN article about HPC application monitoring on Windows platform. With the new Visual Studio 2010 and the Windows HPC Server things become much, much easier…


Get Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio!

The new release of Windows Azure tools for Microsoft Visual Studio is available for download. The 1.2 (or June) release integrated lots of new functionality that enables you to easily develop and deploy your applications on Windows Azure Platform: Visual Studio 2010 RTM Support: Full support for Visual Studio 2010 RTM. .NET 4 support: Choose…


Quest Software’s Toad Extensions for Visual Studio 2010

Quest Software has released Toad Extensions for Visual Studio 2010 with the following functionality: “Toad Extension for Visual Studio gives Oracle developers and DBAs the full benefits of Visual Studio 2010 Data Tools with their Oracle databases. Visual Studio’s offline database design, development and change management features ensure that all of their database changes are…


Great New E-book Previews Available

In case you are interested in Windows Phone 7 or Visual Studio 2010, I recommend you to check out these two e-book previews: Programming Windows Phone 7 Series Moving to Visual Studio 2010 Enjoy the reading!


Visual Studio 2010 Feature Builder Power Tool

A new power tool named Feature Builder for Visual Studio 2010 was just published on the Visual Studio gallery site. This power tool helps you easily create rich Visual Studio extensions which you can share with others on the Visual Studio Gallery. These extensions can include tools (Visual Studio automation), code (your sample code or…


Start Developing for Windows Phone 7

You are now able to download the Silverlight 4 RC, the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP, and Expression Blend 4 Beta to get ready and develop for Windows Phone 7. Totally cool, since Silverlight will be supported on the phone and you will be able to develop applications right out of Visual Studio, so no…


Playing Games on Windows Phone 7 Series

Wow! Check out this video of Eric Rudder’s speech at TechEd Middle East. It shows how games and overall user experience can span different devices: PC, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox. As it can be seen Windows Phone 7 will have Silverlight and XNA support enabled and everything will be accessible through Visual Studio via…


Visual Studio TFS Branching Guide 2010

Source Code Control (SCC) is a necessity for almost any advanced software development project (meaning that there are more than 3 developers working on it) and it brings many, many benefits (old news, right). But in order to properly support your project with the ALM tools (that include SCC as one of the functionalities) such…