New Virtual Images for you (yep, Happy Holidays!)

I’ll let Brian Keller’s blog give you all the details, but we’ve got new Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 virtual images (now with sample data!) ready to go.  More here. And also, if you’re still monkeying around with VSTS 2008, you may have noticed that your current images are about to expire.  Here is a…

0

Update on VS2010 & .NET 4 Release

I’ll let you read more details on ScottGu’s blog, but here’s the gist:  We’ve had tons and tons of terrific feedback about the current Beta 2.  Based on all that feedback, in order to make the RTM of this version of Visual Studio as stellar as it can be, the official release of VS 2010…

0

Check Out Bytes by MSDN

Listen or watch many influential community and Microsoft developers interviewed at PDC 09 talk about Azure, Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight, Windows 7, and a variety of additional topics that they are passionate about. Here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/bytes.aspx Check back every week, or subscribe to the RSS feed.  You can watch the interviews online, or download (in a…

0

TFS 2010 Beta 2 Power Tools & BPA now Available

Per the announcements on Brian Harry’s blog, there are some new downloads available for you to use with your TFS 2010 Beta 2 installation: TFS 2010 Power Tools (Brian’s post):  Power Tools are “out of band” releases of new functionality to enhance your TFS experience.  Available are: TFPT (Team Foundation Power Tools), which includes Process…

0

Registration is Open for the 2010 Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta

If you didn’t go last year, you probably regretted it, right?  Well, now’s your chance to redeem yourself! The 2010 Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta is officially open for registration HERE.  Go to the website for full details, but what you really need to know: Date/Location: Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at Metro State College in downtown…

0

Scrum For Team System Process Template Released for TFS 2010

You probably know it as the “Conchango Scrum Template” for Team Foundation Server.  EMC acquired Conchango a little while back, and it’s great to see that the “Scrum for Team System” process template has not been forgotten! The latest release, V3.x Beta 2 (x86 / x64), is an updated template designed to work with TFS…

0

PDC 2009: Day 2 – silverlight, Free Laptops, and the Underground

There were several exciting announcements today, but the one that topped the list (at least technology-wise) was the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta.  There’s a lot of new stuff going into Silverlight (I’ll let you read the full “What’s New”), but my favorites: Webcam & microphone support Full print support HTML hosting Full design surface…

0

Day 1: PDC – Information Overload

After hopping a shuttle bus from the hotel to the LA Convention Center, the official PDC “Day 1” started off with a flurry.  Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia (along with several other demo helpers) kicked off the conference with several announcements. I won’t go in to full details, but the highlights: Windows Azure is going…

0

Watch the Underground @PDC Live!

LIVE from the The Underground @ PDC 09! People are still talking about last year’s event at the Edison downtown.  Because not everyone can make it to Los Angeles or PDC, The Underground is going LIVE ONLINE! Tune in to see Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie, Corp VP of Microsoft’s .Net Developer Platform and much, much more….

0

PDC 2009: Day 0 – It’s All About Software Quality

After my 2.5-hour flight from Denver (The entire Denver contingent of Microsoft Developer Platform & Evangelism was on my flight) to Los Angeles at the you-know-what crack of dawn this morning, I was excited to arrive at my first Microsoft Professional Developers Conference.  In my 4+ years at Microsoft, 2 of which were in Sothern…

0