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

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

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

Channel 9 video series: UML with VS2010 Ultimate

Clint Edmonson, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, posted a video series about how to use the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate visualization and modeling tools in your software development process: Part 1: Brainstorming a Project Part 2: Organizing Features Into Use Cases Part 3: Modeling the Business Domain Part 4: Capturing Business Workflows Part 5: Architecting an Application  Part 6:… Read more

VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for July 2010

The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content team, aka the doc writers, prowl the blogs and forums looking for ideas that we can use to clarify our explanations of VS ALM. We also respond to community comments from the MSDN Library wiki and feedback. Once a month, we publish new and updated topics to… Read more