VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for December 2010

Snow, turkeys, Win 7 phones, floods, Kinects, and cold: It’s been an interesting month here in the Northwest. In other news, VSALMDC released documentation for Visual Studio Feature Pack 2 and created additional content for the MSDN Library. And for those of you are having holidays this month and are planning on enjoying them: Happy… Read more

Manage and Track Your Software Project Portfolio in both Team Foundation and Project Server

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack (Beta) enables data to flow from work items in Team Foundation to tasks in enterprise project plans. If you subscribe to MSDN, you can now manage your portfolio of software projects using work items in Team Foundation Server 2010 that are mapped to… Read more

Enabling new Application Lifecycle Management Features for Visual Studio 2010 in Upgraded Team Projects

First, a caveat: VS 2010 SP1 Beta recently shipped with a go-live license. This post is not about that. If you have VS 2010, and you install VS 2010 SP1 Beta, you’ll get all the new bells and whistles in SP1. Rather, this post is for those of you who have upgraded, or are about… Read more

Team Foundation SDK Improved for VS 2010

Back in January, I wrote this post that showed that we really needed to change directions on the SDK content. The major elements of the new approach are Throw out what was there because it wasn’t working Deliver a new set of SDK content that covers at least the core elements of the client object… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 expands test capabilities and includes code visualization + modeling tools from previous feature pack

This feature pack has just been released and includes the following capabilities: Testing features: Use Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications. Create coded UI tests for Silverlight 4 applications with Visual Studio 2010 Premium or Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. Edit coded UI tests using a graphical editor with… Read more

Need your feedback on the MSDN Library topic: "Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management"

Would you like to help evaluate how well improvements to this topic work for you? Here’s what Allen Clark, the topic’s author, wants to accomplish: “I’ve been working on streamlining some content in an effort to make it easier for you to get the information that you need. The first place I did this was in… Read more

VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for October 2010

October has been spectacular here in the Pacific Northwest, which has nothing to do with the reduced output in this month’s MSDN Library updates for VS ALM. There is a lot of work being done to reorganize and refocus our content to make it even more useful to you in acccomplishing your goals. We are… Read more

Team Foundation SDK Update includes the Server Object Model

We just published updates to the Team Foundation SDK , which now covers the server object model . We’re making some other changes, too. Of course, we’re adding more content to the reference material. For example, we’ve added information that we think you’ll find useful in Microrosoft.TeamFoundaiton.WorkItemTracking.Client Namespace , including a code snippet to help… Read more

MSDN Video Series: How to explore unfamiliar code in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

These videos show how you can use code visualization tools, such as dependency graphs, DGML, and Architecture Explorer, to help you understand what’s going on in unfamiliar code: What are dependency (DGML) graphs? How can I use dependency graphs to visualize code? How do I manage large dependency graphs? How can I use Architecture Explorer to browse code relationships? How do I edit and customize DGML graphs?… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate helps you gain more control over code dependencies

There’s two ways that you can approach this in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate: – At the physical level You can visualize your code from the top-down by generating dependency graphs at the overall assembly, namespace, or class level, and then drill down to more granular levels.  If you have a very large solution, this can be overwhelming, so you can also use Architecture… Read more