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Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2010. Developers Respond.

Source:- http://www.cio.com/article/print/451622 


September 30, 2008 Posted by | Microsoft, VSTS | 1 Comment

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario"

Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System code name “Rosario” is the version of Team System that follows Visual Studio Team System 2008. It is an integrated Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) solution comprising tools, processes, and guidance.

i heard in the last EDC – Egyptian developers conference- that Rosario will not be released with a new dotnet framework, it will work with dotnet framework 3.5 like VSTS2008.

Some of the major scenarios and features in this release will include:

  • Joint prioritization and management of IT projects through integration with Microsoft Project Server
  • Project management across multiple projects for proactively load balancing resources according to business priorities
  • Full traceability (inc. hierarchical work items) to track project deliverables against business requirements and the ability to conduct rapid impact analysis of proposed changes
  • Comprehensive metrics and dashboards for shared visibility into project status and progress against deliverables
  • Powerful new features to enable developers and testers to quickly identify, communicate, prioritize, diagnose and resolve bugs
  • Integrated test case management to create, organize and manage test cases across both the development and test teams
  • Testing automation and guidance to help developers and testers focus on business-level testing rather than repetitive, manual tasks
  • Quality metrics for a ‘go/no-go’ release decision on whether an application is ready for production and has been fully tested against business requirements
  • Rapid integration of remote, distributed, disconnected and outsourced teams into the development process
  • Easy customization of process and guidance from Microsoft and partners to match the way your team works
  • Integrated support to build setup packages using Windows Installer XML technology
  • Improvements to multi-server administration, build and source control.

Source :- http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/bb725993.aspx
for more information :- http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/bb936702.aspx

April 16, 2008 Posted by | Microsoft, VSTS | Leave a comment

The release of large chain in Microsoft

As mentioned in MSDN magazine ,27 of February will be worldwide launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008 .

Microsoft Windows server 2008 : the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next-generation of networks, applications, and Web services. With Windows Server 2008 you can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency and value within your organization.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 : delivers on Microsoft’s vision of enabling developers and development teams to rapidly create connected applications with compelling user experiences for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, mobile devices and the Web. With the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, Microsoft is taking a leap forward on its promise to enable developers to harness this next wave of innovation.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 :provides a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform that enables you to run your most demanding mission critical applications, reduce time and cost of development and management of applications, and deliver actionable insight to your entire organization.

Downloads :

more information : http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/default.mspx

February 12, 2008 Posted by | Announcements, Microsoft, Orcas, VSTS | Leave a comment

Webservices in Orcas

One month ago, Microsoft announced the VS 2008 beta 2, I am using the VSTS version, really I noticed a great difference from VSTS 2005 and the 2008 as I didn’t use the Beta 1 of VSTS 2008.

Anyway, I am planning to write about the new features of the VSTS 2008 beta 2.

Today, I was playing with webserivce on my Vista, and I got some problems.

First, to consum any webservice, you should run VS as administrator else you’d get this error:

Although, I run it as administrator I got another error that there is not any webservice on my local machine where I run the service:
I tried to develop my service under both types HTTP and File System and no difference.
So I got a solution, and I don’t know really if this problem is a bug in VSTS 2008 beta 2 or I’ve done some mistaks, so whatever your webservice type HTTP or File System, when you adding a web reference to your project, point out the URL as like that:
After that you can use the service well.

August 28, 2007 Posted by | Orcas, VSTS | Leave a comment

Visual Studio 2005 Team System Basics Training

Brief Description
(200-level)A complete, self-paced training course with a VPC image containing Team System software.

Provides training on:

  • Overview
  • Licensing
  • Architecture
  • Deployment and Maintenance
  • Team Foundation Server Extensibility
  • Team Foundation Reporting
  • Team Projects and Process Template Customization
  • Team Foundation Version Control
  • Team Foundation Build
  • Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Team Edition for Software Testers

Read more

Download: Part1, Part2, part3, part4, part5, part6, part7, and part8

January 24, 2007 Posted by | Microsoft, VSTS | Leave a comment