Agile Testing Webinar – Increase Your Productivity

Microsoft and Testhouse host a monthly webinar focusing on improving the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. These short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals working in teams of all sizes, that want to learn more about transparent and agile best practices for application…


Download first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio today!

Download the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio, which gives better support for HTML5, adds CSS3 and brings more new API’s to the JavaScript intellisense!  This update provides you with intellisense and validation for HTML features: – Video and related tags – Audio and related tag – New input types like e-mail, url, date,…


Windows Azure … The Kitchen You Never Had

Long Post Disclaimer:-): Sorry this post turned out to be a bit longer than I expected but if you can take a minute to read through it, it may be worth your time. I suppose it is weird to associate Windows Azure with a kitchen but I got this flash idea and thought I capitalize…


Taking SharePoint 2010 to the Next Level with Visual Studio

Now SharePoint developers can take advantage of enhanced support from Visual Studio 2010!  Visual Studio 2010 provides a wide array of project templates, designers and deployment infrastucture, making.NET developers more efficient and effective on SharePoint.  The project and item templates in Visual Studio 2010 allow you to efficiently create and update SharePoint items such as list…


Microsoft Case Study: From Java to .NET

Moving from Java to Microsoft .NET Framework?  CoreLab Partners decides to do just that!  The multi-national company made the switch by moving the development of their application to the .NET Framework, using the Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.  The results speak for themselves.  They were able to accelerate time-to-market, improve performance and user experience while also…


Why Upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server?

Back in 1992, Visual SourceSafe (VSS) was considered state-of-the-art technology.  Since then, as technology has rapidly advanced, development teams have generally grown in both size and complexity.  Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the replacement for VSS and provides the very best collaboration tool for today’s software development teams.  TFS is much more than version control!  It provides inreased scalability, improved…


FREE Developer Training Online for Students :)

Don’t forget, through DreamSpark students get FREE training from PluralSight!  See below list of trainings available for you today.  We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these amazing learning opportunities to help you prepare for the world of IT!   Course Level Duration Released .NET .NET Reflector by Example Beginner [01:04:17] 03/16/2010 C# Fundamentals Intermediate…


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…


SharePoint and Silverlight – A Match Made in Heaven

With SharePoint and Silverlight integration, you really do get the best of both worlds.  Silverlight 4 is a powerful development platform for creating rich user experiences with the tools developers and designers need to quickly create these experiences for web, desktop and mobile applications.  There has been more than 500 million downloads and over 500,000 developers and designers…


The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller!   The fabric controller is an integral part of the Windows…