Global Bank: A Scenario for Visual Studio Team System 2008

The final article of the Global Bank: A Scenario for Visual Studio Team System 2008 series is now available. From the overview: Are you wondering what you can do in Visual Studio Team System 2008 that you couldn’t do before? We’ve created a series of articles to show you. In this series, we’ll explore how…


New Web Site: Microsoft Tester Center

Today, we launched a new site on MSDN – the Microsoft Tester Center! The Microsoft Tester Center showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test roles and responsibilities, and promotes the test investments required to deliver high-quality software. Source: Tester Center Home The aim of the Microsoft Tester Center…


Visual Studio Content: Love it or Hate it?

Some of the most laborious writing that happens in creating Visual Studio doesn’t happen in code. I’m talking about the millions (literally) of words that go into the product documentation and other content to support the product. As with most aspects of the product, we thrive on your feedback to help create a better product….


Team System User Education on Scenario Topics

Take a look at a proposal (Visual Studio Team System User Education : Scenario Topics) from David Chesnut of the Team System User Education Team that looks to replace the current orientation-style topics found in the product documentation with something a bit more useful. As always, your feedback is crucial and greatly appreciated. To me,…


A Comparison of the Top Four Enterprise-Architecture Methodologies

For dealing with complexity of a different sort – enterprise architectures – see Roger Sessions’ new white paper in the MSDN Library: A Comparison of the Top Four Enterprise-Architecture Methodologies. I’m sure there are some parallels I can find with my problem (Managing Complexity) and ideas I can borrow. It’s also interesting to see in…


Visual Studio Decennial, Redux

I created a page on the Visual Studio site with the customer & partner quotes: Happy Anniversary, Visual Studio! March 2007 (March 19th to be exact) is the Visual Studio Decennial since it marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Visual Studio 97, the first release of Visual Studio. Microsoft PressPass has a page o’quotes…

Free Download: MSDN Library

Starting with the May 2006 release, MSDN Library is freely available for download from Microsoft Downloads. Previously, the Library was only available for download to MSDN subscribers. For the latest release, search Microsoft Downloads for “MSDN Library”. Update: As of October 31, 2010, the latest release available for Visual Studio 2008 is: MSDN Library for Visual…