Visual Studio 2013 final release (RTM) available for download today

Hi, Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download!  MSDN subscribers can download them from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Benefit now from many new features and capabilities with this new release of Visual Studio. I quite like the CodeLens, Team room, Agile portfolio management, the cloud based…

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ALM Summit 3 Videos are now available on Channel 9

In case you missed ALM Summit this year, the videos are now available on Channel 9 https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/ALM-Summit/ALM-Summit-3 *Update* Slide decks also available here ALM Summit 3 keynotes and sessions provide deeper insight into the modern application lifecycle. Learn about industry best practices that address your development challenges, and how Microsoft’s ALM solution can enable and…

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Who is accessing your Team Foundation Server?

It is not rare for large organizations – or even smaller ones, to lose track of internal TFS adoption and MSDN usage. Do you want to do an internal audit of users of TFS and also Visual Studio users? Do you want to determine a shortfall (or overage) in TFS CALs and determine who is…

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Announcing RC of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5

We are so excited to announce…..   Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate (RC), Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 is now available for download from the Visual Studio product website.   The next release of Visual Studio will be officially called Visual Studio 2012.   There is also a new Visual Studio logo. The logo features…


Official: Final lineup of Visual Studio 11 editions and hardware/software requirements

Edition lineup The Visual Studio 11 product family will include professional development and ALM tools including: Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio Premium, Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Test Professional, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and friction free tooling to support development on the latest Microsoft platformsincluding: Visual Studio Express for Windows 8, Visual Studio Express…

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Six Myths of Product Development

This month’s Harvard Business Review has an excellent article on product development. Its not available online, but if you happen to pass by any of the Virgin stores somewhere in the Gulf, they usually stock a few copies.  One of the authors is Don Reinersten, who wrote the Principle of Product Development Flow – well…

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Replace Apple’s MetroWorks with Visual Studio for iOS development

It’s no secret that there is a large surge of new development occurring on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. While plugging in to Android development with Team Explorer Everywhere is a workable option, Visual Studio developers that have invested in Microsoft’s ALM platform continue to seek out better solutions. While SVN-TFS Bridge can work it’s…

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What’s New in Visual Studio 11…

I know all of you developers, testers, architects, project managers, and stakeholders are all asking the same thing…what’s new about VS11 anyway? The Technology Cafe has written an excellent article that explains just that.  Here are just some of the highlights of this article: Platform Development Windows 8 brings a fresh new experience, where apps are…


‘Better Together’ SharePoint Custom Development Event in the UAE!

The ‘Better Together’ SharePoint Custom Development Event is a free event where we will show you how easy it is to take your SharePoint investment to the next level! This one day event will excite and inspire you, show you new opportunities and provide you with information to help get you started on the exciting…


You’re Invited – Software Testing Webinar

Join us on Tuesday for this month’s Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse, THE software testing experts!  This month’s webinar features “Functional Testing with MS Web Performance Tests.”  You’ll even have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session with the experts themselves. We’ll send you the link to the webinar event once you e-mail us today!