MSDN Subscriber? Don’t miss out on your free online training!

Microsoft has teamed with Pluralsight to create a custom 12-month training subscription for MSDN subscribers around the world. The Pluralsight starter subscription contains 25 online training courses, including five Visual Studio 2012 courses. You must sign up for the benefit by next Tuesday – 11th December 2012. http://pluralsight.com/training/msdnoffer Available Courses: ALM for Developers with Visual Studio…

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Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Released

The first Update for Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server is now out. This includes new features in four main areas: Windows Development SharePoint Development Agile Teams Continuous Quality Soma’s put a great summary together so take a look at that for the details and it’s available now for download. I’m going to put…

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Multiple Teams with TFS 2012 & Visual Studio Scrum v2.0

RippleRock are one of our closest partners in the UK when it comes to facilitating Agile practices with Team Foundation Server.  Colin Bird is the founder of RippleRock but formerly, as Conchango’s CTO, he was responsible for their Agile consulting services and tools, including Scrum for Team System. Colin has written a very interesting blog…

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Visual Studio 2012 Page Inspector

The new Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2012 really helps with a common problem – where does something I can see in my web application’s UI actually come from? Where in my source code will I need to look? Page Inspector provides integrated browser diagnostic tools that allow you to see where UI elements are…

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The Windows 8 opportunity for developers. An interview with my Director.

This post draws on an interview with my Boss’ Boss, Anand Krishnan, and provides a good overview of the opportunity App developers have with Windows 8. I won’t repeat the contents here but it covers the projected size of the Windows 8 market, the developer eco-system and how to make money out of Windows 8…

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Team Foundation Service is out of Preview and now released

Team Foundation Service is now released! Here’s my summary of the key links and information: Announcement Does the URL change from <myname>.tfspreview.com? Yes, that will continue to work, but your account will now be available at <myname>.visualstudio.com. Mine just worked, there’s no “migration” to go through. Is it still free? Yes, for up to 5…

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How to persuade your management that you should upgrade to TFS 2012

You may have clearly identified the new capabilities that you’d like to use in TFS 2012, but if you need some assistance in helping to demonstrate the benefits of upgrading then you might be interested in the presentation that Graham Pembery has put together on his blog. I met Graham at one of the Visual…

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Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012

I’ve just updated my Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012. I’d noticed that the version I’d put together for the Beta was not installing correctly in the RTM version so this fixes that. I’m not sure exactly what the problem was but rebuilding the solution with Visual Studio 2012 and the 2012…

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Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 Events: Reading, Edinburgh and London

We’re putting on some more Application Lifecycle Management events in October and November. These are essentially an end to end demo running through Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012. We run them as relatively small and informal sessions and they run from 10:00 until approximately 14:00, with lunch included, covering: Overview of the Microsoft…

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Visual Studio 2012 Testing Tools Launch Events

nFocus, one of our UK Gold Partners, and specialists in quality assurance and testing, are running two Visual Studio 2012 launch events specifically focussed on the testing tools. These free, half day events will include a lot of demonstrations of the testing tools, covering test case management, manual testing, exploratory testing, performance testing and how…

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