October 2009 Entries

Presenting at QAI TesTrek 09 in Toronto this week
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 ......

Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009 2:13 PM | Comments (0)

Invited to present at MS TFS All Hands meeting
While in Redmond last week I was invited to attend and present at the TFS All Hands meeting. What a lot of brain power in one place (actually 2 places; North Carolina and Redmond.) I guess they usually try to get a customer share their real world experience with the product with the development team. I was given the opportunity to discuss some of what we see as the Hits for TFS 2010, what we still see as gaps and to do a demonstration of the Telerik Work Item Manager and Project Dashboard that Imaginet ......

Posted On Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:04 AM | Comments (0)

New version of TFS Work Item Manager / Project Dashboard with Iteration Planning Tool
Today Telerik released our Beta 2 version of our FREE and popular Work Item Manager and Project Dashboard Tooling. There are a bunch of bug fixes (it was a Beta 1 after all) that have been made and one exciting new feature. We now have a way to assist with Iteration Planning. You choose a query (whatever you want) of the work items you want to schedule into Iterations or Sprints. You choose which Iterations you want to do allocation for, what your effort capacity is and we provide a drag-and-drop ......

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 5:04 PM | Comments (3)

Microsoft Expression Encoder 3
I had a requirement this week to create a video for a demo. I needed to demonstrate features that had already been recorded in other demos but I needed to grab those videos, cut and splice them together to produce a ‘new’ video. I decided to try Expression Encoder 3 which I had heard about but hadn’t had need to use before. (For simple team collaboration videos and screen captures I typically use Jing) Well, Encoder rocked it out. I’m really not a Multimedia production kind of guy. I record audio ......

Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:49 AM | Comments (1)

TFS 2010 Beta2 Install & Configure
I was going to blog the AWESOME new install and configure for TFS 2010 Beta2 but Martin beat me to it. If you have tried to install TFS in the past, you will definitely appreciate the simplicity and reliability of the new install and configuration processes. Install Configure Technorati Tags: VS2010,Beta 2 ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:33 AM | Comments (0)

Where is the Team System?
Folks with MSDN Subscriber licenses going to grab the latest version of VS2010 may wonder ‘Where is Team System? Team Suite? Team Developer? Team Architect?’ They are gone! Does that mean that MS is getting out of the ALM toolset market? Or does it mean that the ‘Team’ stuff is being released later? The answer is NEITHER. The branding, naming and licensing of Visual Studio is changing for the 2010 version. The ‘Team System’ branding is being dropped. What ‘used’ to be the ‘Team’ client products are ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 9:18 AM | Comments (0)

More info on New VS 2010 SKU’s, how they relate to old VS (and VSTS) SKU’s, Pricing and the Ultimate Upgrade offer:
http://www.microsoft.com/pr... Technorati Tags: VS2010 ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 5:18 AM | Comments (0)

VS 2010 and .Net Framework 4.0 Release Date
Don’t know how I missed blogging this along with everything else, but the Release data for VS 2010 and .Net 4.0 has been announced as March 22, 2010. Technorati Tags: VS2010,.Net 4 ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 5:03 AM | Comments (4)

Oh, an a new Visual Studio Logo?
There is a new logo for Visual Studio. Still an infinity symbol, but this time more flowing. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 4:54 AM | Comments (0)

How do you like the new MSDN website?

Personally, I like it.

Seems fresh.  Lots of content without looking too busy.

What do you think?

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Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 4:51 AM | Comments (0)

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 available for Download on MSDN Subscriber Downloads
Also, notice the new product versions: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Professional Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Premium Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Ultimate Microsoft® Visual Studio® Test Elements 2010 Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2010 Go to Somasegar’s blog for more info on the new SKU’s and the Ultimate Offer! Brian Harry has a screenshot of the downloads available. Technorati Tags: VS2010,TFS,Beta 2 UPDATES: From the MicrosoftVSTS Twitter feed: “Visual Studio 2010 Pro, ......

Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009 4:18 AM | Comments (0)

Why can I relate to this?

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Posted On Monday, October 5, 2009 4:26 AM | Comments (0)

Getting Ready for VSTS 2010 Beta 2 with “Go Live” License
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 ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 1:58 PM | Comments (1)