Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework and Visual Studio 2010 Boot Camp for Developers

[Update 7/27:  The next course’s new start date is September 18th] [Update 9/14:  The next course’s new start date is October 18th] Looking to get certified, but short on time?  Take a look at the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 Accelerated Learning Program (geek speak: Boot Camp).  It’s immersive – it’s hard core, and it may…


It’s Not Too Late! See “The Full Testing Experience”

It’s still not too late to register for “The Full Testing Experience: Professional Quality Assurance with Visual Studio 2010”.  It’s a packed 1/2 day event at a Microsoft location near you.  Come learn all about MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) and Lab Management and how these products help you organize test plans & test cases, manage…


Visual Studio 2010 Feature Packs are Here

There are two feature packs releasing today, with a third on its way in the coming weeks.  If you’re using VS 2010 Ultimate and are an MSDN subscriber, enjoy the Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack! You can get ‘em here:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=192777 Jason Zander has blogged about the feature packs in much more detail, but here’s…


Ordering Method Execution of a Coded UI Test

There’s often no discernable, consistent pattern that dictates the execution order of automated tests (Coded UI in this example, but the same applies to Unit Tests).  Some argue that it may be a good thing that there isn’t an inherent pattern for the execution of CodedUI tests (and unit tests, for that matter), as a…

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Hey South Coloradans! Did you miss the launch?

Well, no worries!  The South Colorado .NET User Group is putting on their own Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0 event on Thursday, 5/6 in Colorado Springs. You’ll enjoy presentations from local subject matter experts such as David Yack, Ely Lucas, Joe Wilson, Erik Lane, Ben Hoelting, and Dave Milner. You can get the full details here: …


Hey Slange, where have you been?

I received a few emails and tweets asking why my blog has been so quiet lately.  Well, I promise there’s a good reason. My wife and I welcomed our second child into the world in March.  As a result, I was able to take advantage of a Microsoft benefit giving me 4 weeks of paid…

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Support for VS 2010 from Micro Focus

Visual Studio 2010 is packed with capabilities.  If you’re still yearning for more and have some of the below products, this may interest you! The folks at Micro Focus have announced four product integrations with Visua Studio 2010, which are planned to be released before the end of May. If you don’t remember, Micro Focus…


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…