Got feature suggestions for Visual Studio?

You can now post your ideas about how to improve Visual Studio and vote on them on the Visual Studio User Voice site. There are categories for Visual Studio Ultimate, Test and Lab Management, Team Foundation Server, and other specific areas. For more information, see Brian Harry’s blog. If you have bugs to report, please continue submitting them through Microsoft Connect. Thanks for…

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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 Understanding Your Systems with Architectural Discovery in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

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How to: Visualize and describe workflow using UML activity diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

This short YouTube video shows how you can visually describe process workflow by using UML activity diagrams. You can link activity diagram model elements to work items, such as test cases, in Team Foundation Server: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=541Ah8SNVes] For more information about activity diagrams, see the following topics on MSDN: UML Activity Diagrams: Reference UML Activity Diagrams: Guidelines Developing…

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How to: Visualize and describe users’ requirements using UML use case diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

This short YouTube video shows how you can visually describe a software system’s users’ requirements by using UML case diagrams and link use cases to work items in Team Foundation Server: [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1pXUjMIjiw] For more information about use case diagrams, see the following topics on MSDN: UML Use Case Diagrams: Reference UML Use Case Diagrams: Guidelines Developing Models…

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How to: Validate code against the architecture using layer diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

This short YouTube video shows how you can visually describe your software’s architecture on a layer diagram. You can also validate code against the diagram to maintain architectural control of the code.  [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf__skaJIdI] For more information about layer diagrams, see the following topics on MSDN: Layer Diagrams: Reference Layer Diagrams: Guidelines How to: Create Layer Diagrams from Artifacts How…

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Updated Architecture Tooling Guide for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

The VS ALM Rangers have updated this guide, which includes automated guidance, hands-on-labs, and videos that show how you can use the Visual Studio architecture and modeling tools to help you understand an existing software system or create a new system.

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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 

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Developing Windows Phone 7 apps with the help of dependency graphs in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

Chris Lovett, an architect on the Visual Studio Ultimate team, wrote an interesting article about developing his first Windows Phone 7 app. He shows how he used dependency graphs in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate to help him visualize and understand the organization of his code during the development process: http://bit.ly/eN1CNH

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