Layer Validation in Visual Studio architecture modeling tools may result in excessive size of user’s temporary folder

When you perform Layer Validation using the tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, especially when Layer Validation is part of a Build process, you may find excessive growth of the user’s temporary folder due to caching of binary assemblies. This issue does not affect final release… Read more

Upcoming Changes in Visual Studio Architecture and Design Tools

Introduction This post explains some of our plans for evolving our architecture and design tools in Visual Studio, including new capabilities and changes to existing capabilities that we will be delivering in the next major release and subsequent updates. Although these plans have already been informed by an analysis of usage data and talking extensively… Read more

Videos about Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server 2010 on MSDN

MSDN has many videos that show how you can use Visual Studio ALM tools and Team Foundation Server to help your team develop software more successfully: Testing How do I get started with test cases in Visual Studio Test Professional 2010? How do I manage test cases with Visual Studio 2010? How do I get started with coded UI tests?… Read more

Visual Studio ALM at Microsoft TechEd 2011

Lots of exciting stuff, so check out the session videos on Channel 9:  The Future of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management ALM for C++ in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server for Everyone Deep Dive into Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Reporting Manual Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2010 Understanding Your Systems with Architectural… Read more

Videos about how to use layer diagrams, use case diagrams, and activity diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

These short YouTube videos show how to visualize: Software architecture on a layer diagram. You can validate code against the diagram to maintain architectural control of the code. Users’ needs on UML use case diagrams and link use cases to work items in Team Foundation Server. Workflow on UML activity diagrams and link elements to work items in Team Foundation Server. How to visualize software architecture… Read more

VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for April 2011

Normally, I use this space to discuss the important stuff: me, and the weather in the Pacific Northwest. But not this time. This time it’s all about the writers. They are all fine people. Even though, except for one glorious day last Saturday, it has only been above 55 degrees twice since Febuary 1, and no one… Read more

VS ALM March 2011 Library Updates and New VS SP1 Content

This month’s continuous publishing release of the MSDN Library includes content for the release of VS 2010 SP1. VS2010 SP1 Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released. In this release we addressed some of the most requested features and top voted issues from our customers. You can download the service pack here. The… Read more

Samples that extend UML diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

Alan Wills has created several samples that let you extend UML diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate in the following ways: Link model elements to diagrams, files, and other items Color classes based on their stereotype Align shapes on a diagram Draw bidirectional associations and omit empty Operations sections on class diagrams automatically … Read more

VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for September 2010

A couple of exciting additions to the Application Lifecycle Management documentation this month: The complete guide to the Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Team Foundation Server (BPA) is now in the MSDN Library. BPA is a Team Foundation Server Power Tool that diagnoses a large number of issues with your Team Foundation Server configuration and… Read more