What’s Planned for Visual Studio Team System 2010

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 26, 2009

Bill Maurer, Developer Technology Specialist at Microsoft, held a conference presenting what new features Visual Studio Team System 2010 (VSTS) will have in the following key domains: Team Foundation Server, Source Control, Project Management, Testing, Development and Architecture.


Microsoft Announces the Next Generation of Visual Studio

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 30, 2008 1

Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.


Book Spotlight: Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 25, 2008

Mike Snell and Lars Powers tackle developer productivity with their recent book "Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed" by Sams Publishing. Included is a sample chapter for download, Chapter 10 on Debugging.


FxCop 1.36 Released

by Al Tenhundfeld Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 22, 2008

Microsoft has released a new version of FxCop, the popular static code analyzer and policy enforcement utility. This release fixes numerous bugs and adds support .NET Framework 3.5 language features. This release updates FxCop to have the same engine enhancements provided to VSTS Code Analysis in VS 2008 SP1.


Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 29, 2008

Microsoft has released the March 2008 version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools.


Making the Business Case for Software Factories

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 28, 2008

In this article, the authors have tried to carefully quantify the benefits of using a Software Factory Methodology for automating repetitive developments in a large enterprise development project at Siemens.


VersionOne Announces New UI and Embedded Forecasting in Release 8

by Mike Bria Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 04, 2008 1

VersionOne recently announced Release 8 of their agile project management and team organization tool suite. This new release features an all-new user interface, introduction of a release forecasting toolset, and additional plug-n-play integrations for some popular open source tools.


Is VSTS Meeting its Design Goals?

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 20, 2007

The goal of VSTS is to provide a tool that is not prescriptive and highly customizable for managing the software development process. Kevin Jones provides a soup to nuts framework for utilizing VSTS to support a development team and build better applications.


'MSF for Agile' with MS VSTS - Worth a Look?

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 14, 2007 4

At Qcon London, Kevin Jones spoke from his experiences about Building Better Apps using MSF for Agile with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS). Using examples from Agile teams, he walked through the layers and components of Microsoft's tools, emphasising their flexibility. For Agile teams considering / already committed to Microsoft, this video provides an experienced viewpoint & may be worth a look.


10 Tips when Upgrading to Visual Studio 2008

by Robert Bazinet Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 29, 2007 4

Get a jump on upgrading to Visual Studio 2008. Visual Studio 2008 was recently released and developers often want to be the first ones on the block to install the latest versions of their favorite developer tools. Sometimes this comes at price when making the wrong choices during the upgrade process.


Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5

by Robert Bazinet Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 19, 2007 2

Today Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 to developers. This is a much anticipated release and includes all the promised features.


Spell Checker Added to Visual Studio 2008

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Sep 25, 2007

The Code Analysis team at Microsoft has decided to include FXCop's spell checker in Visual Studio 2008.


Save Time While Installing VS SP1

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Dec 22, 2006

SP1 for Visual Studio can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to install. Jon Galloway has collected some tips on reducing this time.


Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Released Today

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Dec 15, 2006

The long awaited, and some say much needed, service pack 1 for Visual Studio 2005 has been released today.


Visual Studio for Database Professionals Released

by Jonathan Allen Follow 641 Followers on  Dec 07, 2006

Microsoft has developed what they call "tools for building SQL databases in a managed project environment with support for versioning, deployment, unit testing, refactoring, and off-line SQL development." These tools, released under the name Visual Studio for Database Professionals, claim to offer a way to develop databases in the same off-line fashion as traditional applications.