Don’t Forget to Try the VS 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta

You can get it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=11ea69cb-cf12-4842-a3d7-b32a1e5642e2 The installer covers all editions of Visual Studio 2010 – Express, Professional, Premium, & Ultimate.  The what’s new covers some of the benefits of SP1, but here is a consolidated list: Unit Testing (now includes SharePoint 2010) You can create unit test projects and target them to the .NET…

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Steve’s Development Tools Newsletter – December 2010

I receive a lot of email each week from you asking very specific, and valuable questions.  It’s my hope that a newsletter like this will help me communicate important announcements, tips/tricks, and other items to help you and your team ultimately be more successful!  Whenever I post a new newsletter, I will send email notifications…

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Build & Brew Follow-up

Thanks to everyone who attended the first two rounds of the Build & Brew event series in Phoenix (11/30) and Denver (12/2)!  Judging from the level of interaction and feedback, I’d say it’s been a success so far! As promised, I’ve posted slide decks and other links online for you to download.  You can get…

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Event: Come learn about TFS Build 2010 at the “Build & Brew”

Microsoft & Neudesic have partnered to deliver this half day seminar & private happy hour. In this course, we will give you a tour of the newly revamped build system in Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010.  Learn how you can take advantage of TFS Build in your organization as we walk through new capabilities such…

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Get your VS Feature Pack 2 Here (or at least from here)

That’s right!  The next Visual Studio feature pack is now available on MSDN downloads here.  It builds upon the first feature pack, and delivers some terrific support in the testing & Coded UI space for Silverlight and Firefox Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 brings more advanced platform and tool support for both manual…

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Steve’s Development Tools Newsletter – November 2010

I receive a lot of email each week from you asking very specific, and valuable questions.  It’s my hope that a newsletter like this will help me communicate important announcements, tips/tricks, and other items to help you and your team ultimately be more successful!  Whenever I post a new newsletter, I will send email notifications…

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Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) 2010 SP1 Beta is Out!

That’s right!  If you’re on Eclipse, or a non-Windows platform and are using TFS, then Team Explorer Everywhere (TEE) should be on your radar. And if you’re using it already, then you’ll be even more excited to know that the Beta for SP1 is now available.  Full details are available on Brian Harry’s blog, but…

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Hey Denver! PDC Viewing Event has moved

Consider this a quick (and last-minute) update to my previous post about the PDC Viewing Events. For those of you registered (or wanting to register) for the PDC viewing event in Denver on Thursday (10/28), we’ve moved the event from the Cable Center near DU to our local Microsoft office at the Tech Center. Microsoft…

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Turn It On! My Visual Studio LightSwitch (Beta1) Presentation

Tonight I presented to the Denver Visual Studio .NET User Group on Visual Studio LightSwitch.  Thank you to those who attended! For those of you who missed it, or just want the content anyway, below are links to my presentation.  You can find it on SkyDrive or on my profile at SlideShare: Visual Studio LightSwitch…

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No PDC Tickets? Watch it with us at PDC Live!

Live Broadcast & In-Person Session UPDATE (10/26) – The Denver PDC viewing venue is moving to the local Microsoft office in the Tech Center: 7595 Technology Way, Denver, 80237 (map HERE) PDC10 is now sold out, but you can still join in on the excitement via the live stream and in-person delivered sessions. Attend this…

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