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In this Issue: Nokola, Braulio Díez Botella, Gavin Wignall, David Poll, Mike Taulty, Pete Brown, Tim Heuer, Bruce Abernethy(2), and Kathleen McGrath. Shoutouts: John Bruin has a fun Silverlight app up on his site: Silverlight Circle Twist ... with source. Pixel in Gene posted a Quick tip about changing SketchFlow’s startup page name (Silverlight) From SilverlightCream.com: EasyPainter Beta: Top Secret Online Image Editor Announced Nokola posted information about and a link to his EasyPainter Beta, ...
First of all I have to say how excited I was to see the new reportviewer with VS2010 Beta 2, I have one application that has embedded reports in it up to this point we could not use the SSRS2008 reports with it, but now we can. So we included all the new reports that we have been using for our web app, but couldn't use it with this version of application, to the project, next went to the prerequisites and checked Microsoft Visual studio 2010 Report Viewer. After deploying the project we started getting ...
So there I am doing what a geek does best - sitting in Cafe Nero on Tottenham Court Road in the centre of London on a Saturday afternoon, killing time while waiting to meet up with my daughter, and doing a little coding to pass the time when someone (his name turned out to be Jim) asks me "so what do you think of the Visual Studio 2010 beta?" Me> It's OK; its stable and functional, and the UI performs quite well, which is good because it uses WPF. Jim> Yes I know, I'm working on it. Me> ...
On February 4th, I will be presenting .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 at the Microsoft office in Reston as part of my company’s continued efforts to provide education on Microsoft technologies. This presentation will cover a wide breadth of technologies that are being launched by Microsoft this year. The presentation is geared towards technical decision makers including Architects, CTO, CIO, Project Managers, IT Managers, and senior development resources. This a totally free Microsoft sponsored event ...
We’re running a new 2.5 hour seminar on the new Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 in Bergen Jan 27th. See the agenda and invitation at the NNUG site. http://nnug.no/Avdelinger/B... The seminar runs through a typical development cycle, and using demos demonstrates how Team System 2010 can be utilized to cover the whole lifecycle. The focus is on the new features in 2010, and we will try to cover as much ground as possible. The seminar is nearly ...
The new version of the Visual WebGui Ajax applications platform was released today and offers upgraded performance, scalability and complete developer and designer freedom to design and customize Web 2.0 UIs. Visual WebGui 6.4 beta 1 incorporates about 1,000 complete features either added or fixed from 6.3, including increased customizability with the new control level designer, theme designer and jQuery integration. The new version also includes 4 out-of-the-box skins for simple personalization ...
As you’ve probably noticed if you read my blog, the VS ALM Rangers have been busy the last week or so. Here is a summary of what they have released already and I’m sure there is more goodness to come! · Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance: consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server capabilities or have little time to invest ...
Many, many months back UK based Alex Mackey (Australia now has him) mentioned that he was starting work on a book about Visual Studio 2010 which would also be his first book. I remember at the time thinking “Poor chap – I wonder if he has the slightest idea of what he has let himself in for!?”. Why did I think that? It was certainly no reflection on Alex who is a top class developer and speaker. However, writing a book is IMHO a mammoth undertaking if it is not your day job. It can consume every ...
Even MORE ALM Ranger goodness can be found here. Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Requirements Management Guidance This Ranger solution addresses the People, Process, and Technology guidance for Requirements Engineering (RE) using Team Foundation Server. The goal of this guidance is to provide formalized Microsoft field experience in the form of recommended procedures and processes, Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server configurations, and skill development references for ...
WOW! Unbelievable stream of goodness coming from Visual Studio ALM Rangers!! Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory The purpose of this project is to build prescriptive guidance around the virtualization of the Visual Studio 2010 and guidance for full automation of the creation of virtual machines. The goal is to help users with the installation and configuration of virtualized environments with least effort and maximum automation. Visual Studio ALM Rangers This guidance is ...
The Rangers have been a VERY busy bunch lately and have dropped beta guidance on upgrading to TFS 2010. Check it out here Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010,TFS 2010,ALM,Rangers ...

Which is fantastic news. I’m really looking forward to it especially as the UK team are planning to put on a great week for UK developers with the help of the fantastic UK community. More details to follow (just keep an eye out for #uktechdays on twitter!)

Check out the UK Visual Studio 2010 page.

P.S. That is a launch date not an RTM date.

Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance Welcome to the Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance! Steven van Niekerk (Technical Lead / Architect, BB&D South-Africa) initiated this project with his question “Can you tell me about TFS and VSTS in 5 minutes?” The Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and ...
The Team System Rangers (http://msdn.microsoft.com/... just released a set of real cool Quick Reference Guidance sheets for the Visual Studio 2010 Team System at Codeplex http://vs2010quickref.codep... These guides collects up so much useful information in just a few slides. I’ve always loved the branching guidance overview slides, explains so much in so little space. Here is the same covering many more aspects. A few….well, few is perhaps not the right word…there ...
Persistence ignorance is, I believe, one of the most important features of an ORM tool and it is coming with Entity Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. When your classes are persistence ignorant, they don't know anything about the data layer they are attached to and carry no dependency to said data layer. Any application where your data will be passed between layers, like in a web service or web application, will greatly benefit from an ignorant set of data classes. This was possible with Entity ...
Having skim watched many (but not all) the Azure sessions from PDC I thought I would call out my top 5 sessions I recommend you find some time to look at if you already know the basics. Tips and Tricks for Using Visual Studio 2010 to Build Applications that Run on Windows Azure Lots of great tips for developing for Azure. There is also a companion blog post. Windows Azure Blob and Drive Deep Dive Blobs have evolved significantly since day one. This session shows all. Windows Azure Tables and Queues ...
Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server 2010 – Beta 2, WITH SAMPLE DATA This VM included everything you need to learn and demonstrate the ALM capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 (with the exception of Lab Management – the product team is hard at work on a solution for configuring Lab Management in a VM). This VM is available in the virtualization platform of your choice (Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Windows [7] Virtual PC). Hyper-V is highly recommended because of the performance ...
Soma has announced that we will be extending the Beta period of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. We will be adding a Release Candidate with a broad “go live” license, which will be publicly available in the February 2010 timeframe. Whilst I would love to have Visual Studio 2010 RTM yesterday, I am really pleased to see that we are taking decisions that publicly demonstrate that we are quality lead on this release. I want Visual Studio 2010 to be as near to perfect on release as we can. I ...
If you have used the Entity Framework that shipped with Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you would really start appreciating the flexibility it offers for building schema driven data access layer and get it to the UI Layer either directly or using a middle tier such as WCF RIA Service. Check my earlier post on this, if you are interested further :) Meanwhile, the other exciting stuff that has been around is the SQL Azure which is part of the Windows Azure platform. SQL Azure provides relational data over ...
While working on SQL Azure connectivity from Visual Studio 2010, I faced the above error. The full error text is as below:- “Server name cannot be determined. It must appear as the first segment of the server's dns name (servername.database.window... Some libraries do not send the server name, in which case the server name must be included as part of the user name (username@servername). In addition, if both formats are used, the server names must match. “ As the message suggested, I tried putting ...
One of the MVVM Light Toolkit’s user requested that I add the possibility to pass the EventArgs of an event to the ICommand that it is bound to through the EventToCommand trigger. At first I was a bit reluctant because it seems like a transgression of the rule that says you should avoid to have too much knowledge about the UI layer in the ViewModel. For example, if you have a RelayCommand in the ViewModel that expects a MouseEventArgs, it kinds of binds you to a certain kind of UI element, which ...
Install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 first before you do this. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.000... mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; ...
I've not been using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 so the first thing I had to do was install this: Installing Visual Studio 2010 is really easy except for the fact that you have to reboot your machine at least 3 times - seems a bit suspect when it's almost 2010 but at least you know it's a genuine microsoft product... http://www.microsoft.com/vi... Press the button Download 2010 Beta 2 Now Then run the downloaded executable This will install Dot Net framework 4 ...
I have been playing with the WCF RIA Services (erstwhile .NET RIA Services) for sometime and found that most of the samples out there focus on Silverlight based applications. While the new WCF RIA Services preview for VS 2010 is awesome in terms of its Silverlight integration, I also wanted to test out on building plain vanilla ASP.NET Applications and using the power of WCF RIA Services to build a middle tier for the same. Ok, to begin with, I already had Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 installed and ...
Technorati Tags: SharePoint There are a bunch of SharePoint features in Visual Studio 2010 Beta. They are going over Business Data Connectivity (BDC) designer, which is available in the project template Business Data Connectivity Model. BDC is one of two most important architectural components of Microsoft Business Connectivity Services (BCS) which enables users to read and write data from external systems—through Web and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, databases, and Microsoft .NET ...
Technorati Tags: Parallel Programming Parallel Programming in the .NET Framework. Many computers and workstations today have two or four CPUs, which enable them to execute multiple threads simultaneously. To take advantage of the hardware of today and tomorrow, software developers can parallelize their code to distribute work across multiple processors. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 enhance support for parallel programming with a new runtime, new class library types, and ...
Technorati Tags: WPF Mike Taulty demonstrates how to program the Taskbar in Windows 7 from WPF in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. http://www.linkedin.com/new... ...
Technorati Tags: Tutorials Team Foundation Server Power Tools 2010 Beta 2 (Free) The following are the Power Tools supported in this release. Team Foundation Server Best Practices Analyzer Check-In Policy Pack Work Item Templates Alert EditorWindows Shell Extension PowerShell Support TFPT Command Line To read more go to the http://visualstudiogallery.... Last Updated: Friday, December 04, 2009 Supported Versions Visual Studio 2010 ...
For copying and pasting source from Visual Studio into my blog posts, I have found CopySourceAsHtml to be very helpful. For those that are not familiar with it, CopySourceAsHtml integrates nicely with Visual Studio by adding a context menu item, which allows you to easily copy source code from your source files. All of the HTML formatting is handled by the add in. As far as I’m aware, there is currently no official release of CopySourceAsHtml for Visual Studio 2010. The good news, however, is that ...
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren(2), AfricanGeek, Brett Balmer, Tim Heuer, Alex Knight, Kirupa, Jeff Prosise(2), nmarun, Brad Abrams, Shayne Burgess, Michael Wolf, Micah Shoutouts: John Papa has a Silverlight MVP Twitter list up: Silverlight MVP List on Twitter, and a Silverlight Team Twitter List also ... if those don't give you enough Silverlight in Twitter, I'm not sure what to say :) Koen Zwikstra has a maintenance release of Silverlight Spy up: Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.6 Here's a link ...
Step 1 Install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 http://bit.ly/vs2010b2 TIP: This works great inside Windows Virtual PC (10MB download) on Windows 7 if you want to avoid using it on your main machine Step 2 Install ADO.NET Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview 2 http://bit.ly/ef4ctp2 TIP: The CTPs give you additional functionality such as self tracking entities – which you need for N-Tier work Step 3 Install the beta of LINQPad for VS2010 Beta 2 http://linqpad.net/Beta.aspx TIP: I recommend ...
Last night (3rd Dec 2009) I was lucky enough to be speaking at my local (and most excellent) user group http://www.dotnetdevnet.com/. There were plenty of mince pies and lots and lots of swag to give away – plus great questions and chats in the breaks. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Slides: Entity Framework 4 In Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 - ericnel View more presentations from ukdpe. Links from the session: Install VS2010 Beta 2 http://bit.ly/vs2010b2 LINQPAD beta for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 http://linqpad.net/Beta.aspx ...
A common and key requirement in business applications is the ability for the user to print the information they are using in the business application. FINALLY – Silverlight 4 Beta delivers this capability. This blog will show you how to first of all print in Silverlight 4 Beta and then how to print in a useful way! The code for this blog can be found here and is built with Silverlight 4 Beta and Visual Studio 2010 Beta. Steps: 1. Create a Silverlight application project with an ASP.NET web project ...
With .NET 4.0 right around the corner, I thought it would be cool to download Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and start playing around with the next release of Entity Framework. The initial release of Entity Framework came with a great deal of criticism. To make matters worse, there was a large uproar when it was rumored that Microsoft would be abandoning LINQ to SQL, in favor of Entity Framework. This was because, at the time, many developers felt Entity Framework was an inferior technology to LINQ to ...
[NOTE: Shows 12 and above are not currently available on ITunes while I finalise the switch of podcast hoster] While at TechEd Europe in November 2009 I had a chance to catch up with the two lead developers of the Pex team Peli de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann. Pex enables white box testing. It looks at your code, finds all the branches and determines which inputs will result in those branches being executed. Pex attempts to exercise every reachable statement in your code. It works with Visual Studio ...
In this Issue: African Geek, Alan Mendelevich, Jeff Wilcox, CorrinaB, Tim Heuer, Jeff Handley, Timmy Kokke, Cameron Albert, Antoni Dol, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Check out the WCF RIA Services Code Gallery on MSDN ... lots of good resources there! The Silverlight Team Blog posted a new Silverlight Podcast: Expression Encoder 3 Timmy Kokke has his code and slides up from Dutch Code Camp 2009 Michael Wolf has a Tim Sneath Interview on Silverlight 4 and WPF up on his blog. Check out Joe Stegman's ...
[I haven’t done QandAs for a long while – very remiss of me.] Anyway, I have been asked this one so many times lately that I felt a more public answer was needed. The short answer is: Mostly. Certainly it is good enough to get work done. The longer answer is below… History In the first version of Entity Framework (which came with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1), the Entity Framework Designer was… bad. I mean very bad. I mean dumbly bad. We had a decent enough runtime but the design surface just wasn’t up ...
I use Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro to run Windows 7. Last night I thought I would try installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Sadly, the install kept failing with an "access denied" error. I was determined to figure it out. I ran Process Monitor to see what was going on and looked at some of the log files it was writing to. One of them said it found drive E: to have the most space, but failed when it attempted to write to it. Drive E: was my OS X partition. So, I fired up disk manager in Windows 7 (diskmgmt.msc) ...
I have been working with T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) lately thanks to the Entity Framework team moving their code generation model over to T4 in Visual Studio 2010. However by default Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 do not include syntax highlighting or intellisense support for T4 files, which makes it rather difficult to work with them (very difficult at times!). Thankfully there are partners who address this. The one I am using with Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 is the Tangible T4 editor. ...
The first keynote of Microsoft’s PDC 2009 conference in Los Angeles has come and gone. Ray Ozzie kicked it off with some of the main messages that gave everyone insight into how Microsoft sees the direction of IT, programming, processes, and more. It was an interesting session that really focused on a few things, but most importantly it focused on Microsoft dedication to the Windows Azure platform and the big thing (to me), the idea that they are dedicated to making a seamless experience between ...
The Windows Azure team announced availability of the November 2009 CTP of Windows Azure along with new Tooling for Visual studio and an improved Development Fabric as well as samples. The official announcement is given below, straight from the horses’ mouth. Today we released several new features for Windows Azure through the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. This release adds support for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and VWD Express 2010 Beta 2. What’s New · Service Model UI:A redesigned and significantly ...
Until recently, Microsoft’s policy toward Its Professional Developers Conference (PDC), was that it should be held only once every two or three years, and should focus on Redmond’s technology “futures.” This meant that currently- or imminently-shipping products were not to merit much coverage; instead, emerging technologies that were at least 18 months away (or thereabouts) from shipping would get the spotlight. Last year, that was mostly true. We got a pre-beta release of Windows 7, saw glimpses ...
I recently decieded to start merging some of my code that I use in a lot of my little projects into a centralized framework, and provide a consistant API for them. (As well as give me a reason to experiment with Visual Studio 2010 ^^). So today, I released a pre-alpha version of the "Mitch.Web" framework, currently only semi-complete API is the ILogger framework, inspired by Uwe Schmitz demo presentation (with a few design/enhancements I felt were necessary). API is similar to Uwe's, with a couple ...
On Monday at 9am (9th Nov 2009) I presented a session on Entity Framework 4 to several hundred attendees at TechEd in Berlin (DEV305). I have presented EF to developers many times before but this was the first time I had shown the new EF 4 in any detail. I was really interested in the questions and feedback after the session. The tone was much more positive. Developers recognise that we are addressing their concerns with v1 and that v4 includes many very welcome improvements. They just want to get ...
No? Nor me. (If you are wondering what Mocking is, check out my previous post on Mocking, Stubs and Test Doubles.) I am at TechEd Europe this week in Berlin, speaking on Entity Framework 4.0 and manning the .NET Framework stand. Behind the .NET Framework stand is the Pex and Code Contracts stand manned by the two lead developers of Pex, Peli de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann. I looked at Pex many months back but was completely unaware of a great new feature they added in September 2009 – Stubs and ...
SharePoint development has always been a little bit “lumpy” but Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010 plan to make thing much easier – yet offer more control and power. There are some great resources popping up to help you get started such as: Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010 10 great modules plus documentation for the beta of Sharepoint. Sharepoint development with Visual Studio 2010 Including 14 great walkthroughs. But – will you be one of those developers targeting SharePoint ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Jit Ghosh, Jeff Prosise, Jesse Liberty, Victor Gaudioso, and René Schulte Shoutouts: If you can get to Twitter during the day (lucky you), check out Jesse Liberty's Subscribe to 62 Silverlight Twitter’ers.... there's a stellar list of devs on there! Adding to the burgeoning list of sites to check every day, Brad Abrams announced http://silverlight.net/rias... is Live! Timmy Kokke has gathered together links to all the current Silverlight and Expression Tools ...
Hello Guys, I have sample here on how to create a simple Create, Read, Update, and Delete on Database. This sample created on Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 using C# and Asp.Net. I did'nt include a validation on this sample. I only want to show on how to Select, Insert, Update, Delete on Database. For those who beginners I hope it will help. You can now download my Sample File at this Link ...
There seems to be enough confusion about the betas and ctps of Entity Framework 4 to warrant a brief post. Hopefully this should clear things up nicely. Put simply: Most of Entity Framework 4 (EF4) will ship with .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 (.NET4/VS2010), however not all of it will. Most of EF4 is therefore in the beta releases of .NET4/VS2010, however not all of it is. The missing bits of EF4 appear in EF4 Feature CTP releases “soon after” the release of a beta. Right now (Nov 6th 2009), ...