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…


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…


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…


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here + The New MSDN

You’ve probably read a lot about this already, so I’ll keep it short:  VS 2010 Beta 2 is available via MSDN – details here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx.  Full availability is scheduled for 10/21. Here’s what you should do to get started: Visit the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta site to download the Beta,…


Sweeping Changes in Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN – 60 Minute Webcast Series

Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN are BIG – and they are getting bigger! In this session, we’ll explore all the changes to the Visual Studio family of products, including Team Foundation Server as well as recent upgrades and changes to our MSDN line-up. Please join us for a 60 minute “CAN’T MISS” – high level…


I told you it was coming! “Team System Big Event”

I mentioned before, but couldn’t give away the details until now.. We’re covering all aspects of Application Lifecycle Management, and I hope to see you there.  We plan to pack in each venue, so tell your friends..  There will be presenters from both Microsoft and the development community, including Team System MVP’s, so you’re bound…

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Check it out: Oracle Database Development in Visual Studio

In case you haven’t seen this, Microsoft in partnership with Quest Software, has announced a new plug-in which will provide Oracle database development support inside Visual Studio. This plug-in, available for Visual Studio 2010, is called Quest’s Database Schema Provider. With this, Oracle developers will now be provided with the tools to help them design…


Get your VSTS 2010 CTP, New .NET logo included

As of the start of PDC today, you can now download a fresh CTP of Team System 2010 and .NET 4.0 HERE.  If you have any issues with activation messages, see Brian Keller’s post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/briankel/archive/2008/10/27/visual-studio-2010-ctp-vpc-dealing-with-activation-messages.aspx And in case you hadn’t noticed, the .NET Framework has a new logo.. see above.