Upcoming Events & Webcasts for You

Northwest Cadence is on the move with a slew of great webinars and live events over the next few weeks.  Take a peek below and see what grabs you!   Webinars Double Feature: Test Professional; Intellitrace and Test Impact Analysis Webinar January 27th, 9:30AM – 11:30AM Free Event Registration Link and More Information In this…

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Free Webinar – Load Testing in the Cloud

I normally include stuff like this in my monthly newsletter, but given that this is coming up next week I thought I’d post it now! This event is coming up on November 1st at 11:00am PST. Load Testing in the Cloud Using Lab Management 2010 with Windows Azure Presented by Sirk Technologies. With the introduction…

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Utah Event: Using the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools to Improve Your Software Lifecycle Management

Come join Microsoft and Notion Solutions on May 24th in our Lehi office as we present the latest tools and techniques for managing your software process to attain quality software using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools provided with this release.  These new tools provide significant value beyond what is…

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Using Oracle and Visual Studio together?

It’s about to get a heck of a lot easier! Both of what I’m about to discuss below are in beta, so please exercise your normal caution when using these tools. Oracle Data Access Components for EF and LINQ  – Access Oracle databases using Entity Framework and LINQ Toad Extension for Visual Studio – Oracle database…

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Content from My DevExpress Webinars this Week

Thanks to those of you who attended the DevExpress webinars I delivered this week.  I hope it was worth your 60 minutes! As promised, below is the content from each webinar.  I’ve posted the slide decks on SlideShare.net, and the sample code from my second webinar on SkyDrive. Feb 22nd – Team Foundation Server 2010…

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Holy Accelerated Training, Batman!

Hey Denver!  Our friends at IT Boot Camps have two sets of accelerated trainings coming up that you will want to check out.  This is just a subset of courses offered, ones that focus on developers.  Team Foundation Server 2010 Administration This 2-day accelerated program covers all the material that targets achieving the MCTS: Visual…

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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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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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Ordered Tests in TFS Build

In an earlier article I discussed how to use and Ordered Test to control the execution order of Coded UI Tests (the same can be applied to other test types as well).  I received a few follow-up questions about how to do this in TFS Build so tests run in a particular order as part…

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Lab Management is now Available

You’ve been waiting for it for months.  You’ve been wondering how much it will cost.  Wait no more! VS Lab Management is now available via MSDN.  So if you have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN or Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 with MSDN, you can use the Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management 2010 Deployment…

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