Visual Studio Team Architecture’s Shanghai connection

As I had mentioned a few months ago, I moved to Shanghai a couple of years back to start a new engineering team for VS Team Architecture.  Now that we have announced the product at PDC and have released a CTP version of the product I’ll start sharing some of the details around the work… Read more

Class Designer Powertoys for VS 2008

Someone pointed out that the link I provided for the powertoys is no longer valid.  This is because we have moved all the shared projects from GotDotNet to CodePlex. You will now be able to download the Class Designer Powertoys for VS 2008 from http://www.codeplex.com/modeling.  Cheers, Ramesh…. Read more

The past few months…

The past few months, well, it’ll be almost a year in November, I have been living in Shanghai, China.  As you may have heard, Developer Division has started a development center here.  I moved here to build a team for developing features for Visual Studio Team Architecture edition. It has been a tremendous experience so… Read more

Visual Studio Team System Public MSDN Chat

Come and join members from the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Architect, Developer and Tester editions and Team Foundation Server. There will be experts on hand to answer your questions, so we hope to see you there!   Join the chat on Wednesday September 6th, 2006 10:00am… Read more

MSDN Class Designer Webcast

John Stallo and I will be hosting a webcast on MSDN this Friday from 11 PM to 12 noon PST.  We will cover some of the features not covered in the previous presentations, channel 9 videos like resiliency of class diagrams in team scenarios, using class diagrams for documentation and the PowerToys and followed that by… Read more

June CTP available

For more information about this CTP and see if you really want to install it, see this post in Rob Caron’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/06/15/429278.aspx I’ll add that this build should have the option to show method signatures on the diagram.Thanks,Ramesh Rajagopal…. Read more

Visual Studio Team Edition public chat

There will be a public chat on June 15th between 8 and 9 a.m PST where team members from class designer as well as application designer, logical datacenter designer, and deployment designer will be available to answer any questions you may have on these designers.  Experts from the development, testing and program management team will… Read more

Class Designer Power Toys for Visual Studio 2005

We’ve published a set of set of add-ins which augments existing functionality in the Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer,  Here is the link to the download site. This only works with the Beta 2 build.  It has some cool features like Pan/Zoom Window, MSDN Help on System Types, Dongles for easy creation of associations and… Read more

Converting Beta 1 class diagrams to Beta 2 format

If you have created class diagrams using Visual Studio Beta 1, they will not open in Beta 2.  However, since the class diagram files persistence format is XML, Oleg from the Class Designer team has created a stylesheet to convert these diagrams to Beta 2.  Steps on how to do so is explained here (in… Read more