5 Questions: Build a Ticketing System Using Exchange and Team Foundation Server

In the current (August 2011) issue of MSDN Magazine, Mohammad Jalloul wrote a feature titled “Build a Ticketing System Using Exchange and Team Foundation Server,” which looks at how Team Foundation Server and Exchange can be used together to bridge the gap between work item tracking and email correspondence. MSDN Magazine Features Editor Sharon Terdeman…


Gone With The Week (Mar 15 – 19, 2010)

What did media have to say about .NET and development in general while most of attention was caught on MIX 2010?   How to Build Mobile Websites with ASP.NET MVC 2 and Visual Studio 2010 Jess Chadwick teaches variety of approaches for customizing web pages for mobile devices. (DevConnections) Microsoft Doubles Down on jQuery Michael…

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Gone With the Week (Mar 8 – 12, 2010)

Here we highlight some topics that media was covering about general development (and .NET in particular) this week now ending. XNA Game Studio 4.0 to Windows Phone 7 arsenal Mary-Jo Foley tells about MS next gaming development platform, unveiled at Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. (ZDNet) Dragged Kicking and Screaming to Entity Framework…

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Visual Studio Team System Process Templates

A team project is simply a bucket that stores and partitions all of the artifacts you track and use within a Team Foundation Server (TFS) project. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Brian A. Randell explains how you can use and customize the MSF Agile and MFS CMMI process templates to get the…

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Team System: Team Build 2008 Basics

Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Build (better known as Team Build) is a core feature of Team Foundation Server 2008. Microsoft designed Team Build to be an industrial-strength build automation tool. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Brian A. Randell introduces you to Team Build 2008 and walks you through the process…

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Parallel Programming with Visual Studio

Multicore systems are becoming increasingly prevalent, but the majority of software today will not automatically take advantage of this additional processing ability. And multithreaded programming, for anything but the most trivial of systems, is incredibly difficult and error prone today. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Stephen Toub and Hazim Shafi explain how…

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Team System: Essential Power Tools

Microsoft has a long history of introducing new features to shipped products, often under the banner of Power Toys or Power Tools. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Brian Randell takes you on a tour of some useful tools for Visual Studio Team System that are available today. For more coverage of Visual…

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Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack

Although the Visual C++ compiler has been improved in a areas including performance, security, and standards conformance, seemingly little has been done in the way of new library and productivity features for quite some time. That has changed with the Visual C++ 2008. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Kenny Kerr demonstrates the…

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Find Application Bottlenecks with Visual Studio Profiler

Whether you write your applications in native C/C++, C#, or Visual Basic, Visual Studio Profiler significantly simplifies performance investigations and helps you write faster and more efficient applications. In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Hari Pulapaka and Boris Vidolov introduce you to the Visual Studio Profiler by walking through a sample performance investigation….

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Redefine Your Build Process with Continuous Integration

A growing number of development shops are adopting Continuous Integration (CI) as a best practice, and many more would get on the wagon if the cost of adoption was lower. It can take a veteran programmer a couple of days to get a basic CI server up and running; a neophyte might take up to…

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