Why I Love VS 2010 + MSDN

Why VS2010 + MSDN?

  • MSDN® Subscriptions are the most convenient way to cost-effectively develop applications on the Microsoft platform with a simple, per head, licensing model. 
  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN is your complete development solution, providing access to the latest versions of Windows®, Windows Server® and Microsoft SQL Server®
  • Includes Silverlight and SharePoint development capabilities.
  • NEW! Microsoft E-Learning resources and other high quality information resources
  • Development use of Microsoft tools, servers, and clients on as many machines as the subscriber needs.
  • New version rights (including Visual Studio upgrades) as well as previous versions


Full Support of SharePoint

  • This is the first version of Visual Studio that includes full support for building SharePoint sites.
  • Visual Studio 2010 makes building custom SharePoint applications simple including tooling for Web Parts, Lists, Workflows, and Events.
  • Provides a familiar development experience for ASP.NET developers.


Benefits of Team Foundation Server (TFS)

  • Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the replacement for Visual Source Safe (VSS).
  • Project artifacts like requirements, tasks, bugs, source code, and build and test results are stored in a data warehouse.
  • Powerful reporting and dashboards provide historical trending, full traceability, and real-time visibility into quality and progress against business intent.
  • It helps organizations communicate and collaborate more effectively throughout the process of designing, building, testing, and deploying software.
  • Work item tracking system enables you to track everything you need to manage – task, bugs, user feedback and feature requests – centrally stored and available to everybody on your team.
  • Backed by SQL Server 2008, TFS benefits from the performance and scalability with storage that ensures data integrity, scalability, reliability, low maintenance, and high performance.



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