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Next Monday (9th Nov 2009) at 9am I will be delivering an overview of the new stuff in Entity Framework 4 at TechEd Europe. The session is DEV305 and the description reads: ADO.NET Entity Framework in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (catchy?) This presentation offers an in-depth discussion demonstrating the new capabilities of the Entity Framework that will ship with Visual Studio 2010. The second release of the Entity Framework focuses on addressing two primary customer ...
Hello VB Folks, These sessions are designed to be a primer for getting started using various features in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. (Yes, some have already occurred... you can still watch them, just not live.) · Nov 3rd 10:00-11:00AM -Getting Started with IntelliTrace (formerly the “Historical Debugger”) by Habib Heydarian and Justin Marks · Nov 4th 10:00-11:00AM - Getting Started with SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 by Boris Scholl · Nov 5th 9:00am-10:00am - A Lap ...
I have downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. I noticed a couple of UI (User Interface) improvements over the Visual Studio 2008. Visual Enhancements The user interface of the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is now clean and sleek. Unnecessary lines and gradients are removed to reduce clutter. Below shows the Start Page after you launch Visual Studio 2010. When you create a New Project, you noticed that the layout for project type selection has also changed. It is now neat and ...
I’m sure by now you know that the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta has been released. If not, get it here. There are also some great training resources already available! The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0 Visual Basic 10 F# Parallel Extensions Windows Communication Foundation ...
In this Issue: Mark Miller, Sergey Barskiy, Gavin Wignall, Josh Holmes, Bryant Likes, and Jeff Prosise. Shoutouts: András Velvárt sent me this yesterday and I was blown away by all the Silverlight goodness: Response Karl Shifflett did a re-release of his latest XAML Power Toys: Updated Code: XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Cider Designer Karl Shifflett also updated the templates for VS2010: Updated Code: Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Sample Data Project Templates David Anson has a page up ...
We recently had Stephen Toub, a Senior Program Manager on the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft, swing by our office and walked us through some really cool ways to start implementing parallel programming using Visual Studio 2010 and the 4.0 Framework. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this, it was one of the best presentations I've ever seen. It's exciting to see the technology evolving :) Anyway, during his presentation we caught a lot of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 in ...
In this Issue: Visual Web Developer Team Blog, Laurent Duveau, Gavin Wignall, Victor Gaudioso, and Karl Shifflett. Shoutouts: Karl Shifflett has a post up on New Options for Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 WPF and Silverlight Projects My DE Rob Bagby reported some news on his blog: The Bagbys Are Moving to London... congratulations, my friend! Charles Sterling announced this just in time for tomorrow, Thursday October 29th: A Tour of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight: focusing on getting started ...
I just went through the process of creating a VHD for use by myself and some other members on my team. I had a pre-built base image with Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Enterprise that I used to begin the process (Note: I was hoping to use Windows Server 2008 R2 but it appears it only comes in 64-bit and VirtualPC doesn’t support 64-bit). From there I installed Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 and Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2. Everything went extremely smoothly except for one small ...
In this Issue: Alex Knight, Michael Washington, Gavin Wignall, Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth, Karl Shifflett(2), Mark Miller, The Silverlight Blog, René Schulte Shoutouts: In addition to the XAML Power Toys release noted below, Karl Shifflett also announced XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2008 v5.0.0.1 Released Rob Eisenberg has announced Caliburn v1 RTW for WPF, Silverlight 2.0 and 3.0! Shawn Wildermuth shares his material with us from his Second Week of European Conference Tour... like being there ...
In Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you specifically selected if you were adding a Sequential Workflow or a Flowchart Workflow to your project. In Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, everything is an activity. Instead of adding specific types of workflows to your project, you add an Activity. In the Workflow Designer, you then drag either a Sequence activity or a Flowchart activity to the activity you just created. This might seem like a small difference, but this really improves the composability of workflows ...
I’m presenting 2 topics this week at the QAI Toronto TesTrek Symposium. My first session is Wednesday and is about Testing in a SOA World. I’ll cover some of the challenges with testing Service Oriented Architectures as well as some techniques and tools that assist. My second session is Exploratory Testing with Agile in Visual Studio 2010 where I’ll delve into the techniques of Exploratory Testing and how the new test tooling in Visual Studio 2010 helps improve the productivity and maturity of Exploratory ...
I have been playing around with the idea of modeling business rules as a set of small workflows (Flowcharts in WF4). In the application, this would result in small workflows being called a large number of times. I decided to investigate the performance overhead of invoking a workflow in WF4, the workflow technology in .NET 4. Since I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2, this also seemed like a good opportunity to evaluate the performance profiler included in this edition of VS 2010. For this ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
In this Issue: Rishi, Andrea Boschin, Tiago Andrade e Silva, Jeff Wilcox, Vijay Rajagopalan, Gavin Wignall, Damon Payne, Tim Heuer, Hannes Preishuber, Jafar Husain Shoutouts: Watch a webcast by Tim Heuer in the Architect Innovation Cafe – Webcast Series: An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Andrew Duthie announced Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit – October Preview Rob Bagby had this announcement up: Watch the Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Virtually From SilverlightCream.com: ...
I’ve just posted the second in a series of webcasts looking at Workflow Foundation 4.0 in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. This time the flowchart workflow designer takes centre stage, and I use it to build a basic workflow for the flight check-in process at an airport. I also make a few calls to a WCF service from the workflow using the new messaging activities, I’m going to focus on those next and hopefully get another webcast out very soon. Stay tuned... The webcast is here ...
The Silverlight Toolkit October 2009 release was posted on CodePlex this week. You will find a complete list of changes between the October 2009 release from the July 2009 release here. Among the significant changes are support for Visual Studio 2010 and drag & drop support. Have a day. :-| ...
Wednesday is a fantastic day for me as Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is launched (though MSDN subscribers got them on tuesday itself). I tried download them and installed. I would like to give some useful links where youcan get some info on them for reference. http://www.microsoft.com/vi... - This is a web install and does nto have an ISO http://www.microsoft.com/ex... - This page has the express editions and have an downloadable ISO copy Visual Studio ...
This morning, Channel 9 launched the new Channel 9 Learning Center. From Channel 9, here’s a description of what the Learning Center is: “The Channel 9 Learning Center is the destination for free technical training on emerging Microsoft products and technologies. The Learning Center consists of a set of courses with each course including a set of videos, hands-on labs, and source code samples to get you up-to-speed quickly.” I’m pleased to say that Visual Studio 2010 is one of the first Training ...
The team and I were having a conversation about developers (we do that from time to time). It went something like: “Isn’t it a shame that so many developers are stuck on Visual Studio 2005 when Visual Studio 2008 would be way better for them and Visual Studio 2010 is just around the corner” “Why is that?” <LONG CONVERSATION LISTING EVERY REASON DEVELOPERS ARE ON 2005 DELETED> “And… then there are all these myths that developers believe to be true which hold them back from adopting Visual Studio ...
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is out and has a slick new UI. Also, this Beta has most of the features that would ship with the final version compared to the earlier Beta. Note that while new features might be added, there are chances that some of the features demonstrated here may also not be a part of the final release. But, for now, lets examine the current Beta 2. The first thing you would notice and probably like, is the UI enhancements. Herebelow, is the launch screen. Also, the start page has been ...
Wow, this looks like a fantastic learning resource for coming up to speed with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Yeah, I’m lazy and just grabbed the following text from the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit page: “The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0 Visual Basic 10 F# Parallel ...
As the public launch of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is probably old news in the BlogSphere by now, I thought I’d try and get an early webcast out. I spent about an hour playing with the new Workflow Foundation (WF) designer, and have to say it’s looking pretty good. I didn’t think that much of it in the PDC bits or Beta 1, but both the Sequential and Flowchart workflow designers are now very nice to develop with. I’ve not has the chance to look at any complex problems or do any heavy lifting with them, ...
The Beta 2 version of DPE’s Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit is now live (you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/Beta2Tra... A training kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize a variety of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 technologies. The Beta 2 release of the Training Kit contains 15 presentations, 19 hands-on labs, and 13 demos. Many technologies are covered in this release, including: C# 4, VB 10, F#, Parallel Extensions, ...
Before I can get into the meat of this post I need to make sure you’re up to date on a couple items: Item 1: In case you missed the news yesterday, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 was released for download. You can get it here. Item 2: Microsoft has announced that VS 2010 will be released on March 22, 2010. What I think is one of the more significant items to come out of this announcement is that Microsoft has simplified the product marketing structure for Visual Studio 2010. Instead of the myriad ( yeah, ...
*Moved to: Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutesAs Microsoft have separated Install with configuration, so I have separated my posts! You will need TFS2010 installed prior to the steps below. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutesNew in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to install TFS on XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can use SQL 2008 Express, so no large overhead, and the Basic version you use for this does have the reporting and SharePoint requirement that the main install does. That does not mean that you can't upgrade later :) Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Visit the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta site to download the Beta, submit feedback, go to forums, and find more information about the Beta. This is for MSDN subs – the express versions will be available towards the end of the month. Versions are: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN – for team development Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN - for developers building high quality, scalable apps Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN – for ...
The big news today is that Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to MSDN subscribers! It will be publicly available in 2 days, on Wednesday. This announcement was made on MSDN and also through Soma's blog. That can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/somas... An official date has also been announced for the official release of VS2010. The date is March 22nd, 2010. We are all waiting with great anticipation ...
Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available for MSDN subscribers, and generally available on October 21. I haven’t had a chance yet to play around with it, but some of the CLR changes that are very exciting to hear about are: The new String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace method indicates whether a string is null, empty, or consists only of white-space characters. New overloads have been added to the String.Concat and String.Join methods that concatenate members of an IEnumerable<T> collections. The String.Concat<T> ...
I am not the biggest fan of Mondays but today is different. Today is a good day. Today we announced the availability of Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and revealed the official launch date: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will launch on March 22nd 2010 We have also tinkered with the packaging/licensing (to make things easier for you). We announced new packaging, licensing and pricing of Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN. The best bit (IMHO) is: We include Go Live rights to allow you to evaluate in ...
So I scraped together the money and paid in full to go to the conference as I've said before. Here is a complete list of all the sessions I will be attending: Monday 1:15 - Overview and Whats New for SharePoint 2010 IT Pro's 2:45 - What's New in Office 2010 for Developers 4:30 - Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010 Tuesday 9:00 - Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight 3 and SharePoint 2010 10:30 - FAST Search for SharePoint: Capabilities and Deep Dive 1:15 - Developing SharePoint ...
Brian Keller, Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio Team System just blogged about the “very soon” release of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 which will have a “Go Live” license. That means you will receive product support from MS if you deploy and use it. Brian also includes links to some resources to help prepare for VSTS 2010 beta 2 Overview presentation (.PPTX) Detailed checklist (.DOCX) Our ALM team at Imaginet has been working with the Beta 1 bits and have been keeping in touch with MS on what to ...
In the October edition of MSDN Magazine, there’s a great article that does a quick rundown of building a component that can be surfaced as a Web Part via the Gallery and placed in Web Part zones on pages. The article by Steve Fox is here: Steve Fox - Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint Development – MSDN Magazine October 2009 There’s a couple very important aspect that might not be 100% clear from the title – 1st, you’re really visually designing a User Control (ASCX). So, this is really just ...
Muljadi Budiman was the top-rated speaker at the recent St. Louis Day of .NET event, and it’s easy to see why. His presentations are energetic, humorous, and packed with useful information. At tonight’s St. Louis .NET User Group meeting, he zipped through an overview of Visual Studio 2010 and 4.0 features of C#, VB, WPF, the CLR and the DLR in a little over 90 minutes. Highlights included: VS2010: multi-monitor support Call Hierarchy visualizer “Navigate To” improvements “Consume-First Development” ...
Cet article concerne Visual Studio 2010 Beta1. Les informations peuvent ne pas être véritables lors de la sortie de la version finale du produit. La procédure suivante permet de créer un workflow simple et de le déployer dans IIS 7. Créer un nouveau projet dans VS 2010 : File | New | Project… Créer un projet de type Declarative Flowchart Service Library : Un projet de service sera alors créé possédant un nouveau service Service1.xamlx. (Normalement, dans les versions ultérieures, il ne devrait plus ...
This is the second in a series of posts on my preparations for sessions on Azure and ORMs at Software Architect 2009. In case you don’t want to skim through the whole post, the main things I learnt in day one are: 1. Never forget that install errors can be caused by something as simple as a corrupt file! (My “battle” outlined below) 2. Virtual PC RC for Windows 7 isn’t perfect. It doesn’t like working with a VM created on an older version. (Details below) 3. There are some nice storage explorer tools ...
Next week I am presenting two sessions at Software Architect 2009. Both sessions are new, new in the sense that I am creating them this week and new in the sense that whilst they are on topics I have experience with, in each case there is a significant new element for me to learn. I thought it would be fun and interesting (to me anyway!) to keep a diary of my preparations to get these sessions in good shape. The two 90minute sessions are: Design considerations for storing data in the cloud with Windows ...
One of the big complaints with the version of Windows Workflow Foundation that shipped in .NET 3 and .NET 3.5 (WF3) was that it was very difficult to unit test workflows. Unit testing workflows was not impossible, but it was very difficult and required a lot of code to setup the workflow runtime and manage your workflow. Since unit testing workflows in WF3 was clumsy and awkward, many developers chose to either not unit test their workflows, or just avoid using WF3 all together. I am very happy to ...
For Visual Studio 2010 / TFS 2010 please see: http://geekswithblogs.net/M... In one of our meetings the other day a few developers on our team asked if there was an Auto Shelve feature in TFS to shelve their pending changes automatically each night. I couldn't find anything in the Visual Studio 2008 IDE that allowed us to do this. After some research, I did find a work around. Basically, I just created a batch file that uses ...
Yes, I know I'm late. Please forgive me . In any case, the .NET 4.0 and C# 4.0 sessions materials are now available. You can download them from here and here, respectively. In hindsight, the .NET 4.0 presentation should've been called: What's new in .NET 4.0; and even then given the vastness of the material available, it should've been split into 2 sessions: What's new in Visual Studio 2010 and What's new in .NET 4.0 Framework. Given the 75 minutes available for the presentation, I decided to focus ...
So lets say you want to test early development builds in a continuously integrated system. You want to take all your developers code and execute it on a seperate box and be able to test client access to your system remotely. Yeah you could put it up in staging on Azure but maybe you dont want to do that yet. Maybe you just want some testers bangin away at it from some remote client. Well right now thats kinda hard since the development fabric carries a restriction to deny request from non-localhost ...
When I wrote the first post in this series, there was tremendous amount of interest generated and also a lot of feedback requesting to post some of the advanced features. Like I said earlier, ASP.NET 4.0 has lots of new features some of them as simple as Page.Title whereas so as big as caching improvements. This post covers one such feature which is Routing in Webforms. Although Routing was available even in .NET 3.5 SP1, (check this excellent post by Phil Haack on implementing Routing in ASP.NET ...
UPDATE dated August 17, 2009 Once I posted this entry, there is a lot of interest that has been shown and few queries as well. So I thought I need to update this post. This is only the first post in the series on ASP.NET 4.0 fetaures. There are lot of ground breaking things and other enhancements that are pretty exciting. To the folks who asked for "why MS changing dev platform once in 18 months" There is no change. there are a few enhancements. Post .NET 2.0 there have been a lot of additional APIs ...
(this is a repost since the initial post had a few issues that couldn’t be corrected) I am playing with the ASP.NET 4.0 QueryExtender released as a part of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. It provides endless opportunities for working with data without writing much code and when you combine it with a few Ajax features, gives a truly great user experience with very less effort. To begin with you need the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1. You can install both from http://msdn.microsoft.com/h... ...
Visual Studio 2010 and the .Net Framework 4.0 started getting the heat...Recently I saw a nice article on the new featurs of the VS 2010 and .Net framework 4.0. here is the list of new features. New Features in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE and .Net Framework 4.0 Call Hierarchy of methods A New Quick Search Multi-targeting more accurate Parallel Programming and Debugging XSLT Profiling and Debugging The XSD Designer New ASP.NET features Static IDs for ASP.NET Controls The Chart control Web.config transformation ...
In Visual Studio the settings for static analysis is done on the project property page, a tab called Code Analysis. You can set which code analysis rules you want to be active. The default in Visual Studio 2008 is to use all. If you run with this default setting you will generate a lot of "noise", since there are a large set of rules. You need to create a set containing the rules you and your team find are suitable for your organization and project. This set you have to apply to every C# project ...
I just published a new video on ScreencastADay.com which talks about VS 2010 Beta 1. Check out the complete screencast using the link below:

First Look at Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1
Recently, I upgraded to Windows 7 RC and found that the experience has been great. Zero compatibility issues, all works as it worked in Vista and the integration with Windows Easy Transfer (WES) has been phenomenal. If you don’t know WES, it is a tool available by default with Vista and Windows 7 that allows you to migrate your Outlook, IE, Desktop and other personal settings easily, in addition to backing up your files across different locations. Coming back to the original intent of the post, as ...
One of the big areas of improvements coming to Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 is in the area parallel computing. There are a LOT of new features and improvements to existing features here with this latest release of our developer tools. Many people smarter and more capable than I have already written about most of this stuff, so there’s not much for me to add. What I did want to do though is to let you know all the places where you can find this wealth of information (and there is a lot ...
The LiveMeeting Q&A session with ScottGu was, as usual, very exciting. As promised, here are some of the highlights from his answers. Microsoft’s Development Process In terms of the development process at Microsoft, Scott said that more projects will be developed with openness, transparency, more frequent releases, relying on customers’ feedback and with OSI open source licenses as in the case of ASP.NET MVC. Silverlight In regards to Silverlight 3 release date, it might be around the July 10th. ...