MSDN Subscribers can start Windows Azure development

See this announcement for details on how to start accessing and using Azure resources at no extra cost as part of your MSDN subscription. This is being rolled out in a number of countries including the UK. Cheers, Giles Technorati Tags: MSDN,Azure,UK

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Want do you want for Christmas? Yes, TFS virtual machines galore…

Loads of new Virtual Machines to download. Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Hyper-V) Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Windows [7] Virtual PC) Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Virtual PC 2007 SP1) These are complete installations, with the exception of Lab Management. The current VSTS 2008 VMs are…

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New Talmia Video Overview

Talmia is a really clever and well implemented process automation engine for Team Foundation Server developed in partnership with GamCom, one of our UK Inner Circle Partners for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. I think it’s an excellent solution and Chris Turvil has put together a good overview video. The video walks through an…

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UKVSTS on Twitter

I’ve started to tweet about Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server here: @ukvsts. I haven’t broadcast this and it’s new so it’s still developing, but in case you find that a convenient means of keeping up to date then be aware that it’s up and running. I’d be interested in any feedback on preferred routes…

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Free Silverlight/WPF Training Workshop, Reading, 10th Dec (tomorrow)

Some places have become available on a workshop tomorrow at the Microsoft campus at Reading. This is one-day workshop aimed at Software Developers/Designers who are targeting or are considering targeting either Silverlight or Windows Presentation Foundation focusing on Microsoft’s User Experience story. It starts with an overview and selected customer case studies, moves on to…

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A patch for TFS 2010 Beta 2 is available

If you haven’t seen it take a look at this post from Brian Harry. the first of three patches for TFS 2010 Beta 2 is now available. Note that this patch addresses configuration issues and therefore needs to be used within the installation/configuration steps, rather than applied as a patch onto an existing installation. Cheers,…

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Visual Studio 2010 and ALM Seminar in London on the 17th Dec

One of our Visual Studio Inner Circle Partners, Black Marble, is delivering a seminar in London on the 17th December, and we’ll be supporting them at that event. If you’re interested in understanding more about Visual Studio 2010 and how the Team Foundation Server can support your whole development lifecycle you can register here to…

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Visual Studio Gallery Extensions for Visual Studio 2010

I’ve been meaning to have a look at some of the extensions available for VS 2010 in the Visual Studio Gallery for a little while. The WPF based editor in 2010 allows for all sorts of exciting editor level extensions and I’d had a little play with some with Beta 1, but I wanted to…

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TFS 2010 Power Tools – Coming Soon

A really good update on the release of the Power Tools for TFS 2010 in Brian Harry’s blog. Key points of interest; The Power Tools should be available within a week. Clarification of features that have moved from the Power Tools in 2008 into the core product for 2010. Summary of changes to the individual…

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Installing TFS 2010 on Windows Home Server

A really interesting blog from Jason Neave on getting TFS Basic up and running on Windows Home Server. I’m inspired to do this myself now (I just need to replace my deceased Windows Home Server hardware): http://blogs.msdn.com/jneave/archive/2009/10/30/installing-tfs-2010-beta2-on-windows-home-server.aspx Cheers, Giles

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