TFS on Windows Azure at the PDC10

Hosting of ALM in the cloud as software as a service is gradually becoming more and more popular.  The vision, of course, is ALM as a seamless service – making it really easy to get started, easy to scale, easy to operate, easy to access, …

Read Brian Harry’s post here.

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Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 Launches

Visual Studio 2010 launched today. You can get the new version in your MSDN subscription.VS 2010

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Visual Studio is available in four versions:

  • Professional
  • Premium
  • Ultimate
  • Test Professional.

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Error Message – THE APPLICATION CANNOT START

If you running the VS 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 and you are getting a screen with an error message – THE APPLICATION CANNOT START, you can fix this problem:

Use Visual Studio Command Prompt (2010) and  run “devenv /resetuserdata”.

[C]:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 10.0Common7IDE>devenv /resetuserdata

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2

clip_image001Its here!

msdn subscribers can download now, general availability is 21st October. Visit the Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4 Beta site for more information, downloads, forums and to submit feedback.

You’ll also notice that MSDN website has undergone a redesign and MSDN subscribers will also see new benefits such as Azure compute hours, Team Foundation Server and e-learning options.

You can read Soma’s blogpost announcing Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4.

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is Available for MSDN Subscribers

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Oracle Support Announced for VS DB Pro 2010

Quest Software has announced that they will be creating an Oracle DSP (Database Schema Provider) for Visual Studio Team System 2010.  This means that all if you have Oracle databases in your apps you can get the same benefits from the Database Edition.

Quest has opened up a Beta program on their TeamFuze.net site for Oracle professionals using Team System.

Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management

The CTP of Visual Studio 2010 was announced at PDC. One of the coolest features in Visual Studio 2010 is the Lab Management.

Lab Management leverages virtualization to enable software development and test teams to build higher quality apps. Lab management accelerates setup/tear down time and eliminates no-repro bugs by creating better integration across dev and test teams throughout the application lifecycle.

Did you know that:

  • 30% of testing time is spent in setting up machines and labs
  • Under 30% utilization of test and dev assets
  • “No Repro” bugs often slip into production impacting project success

Lab Management leverages virtualization and allows multiple checkpoints to be created across lab environments (consisting of multiple VMs). Since the checkpoints are part of the same image as opposed to having to clone at every state snapshot, that reduces the proliferation. In addition, lab management ties the environments to the notion of a project which allows the lab administrator to clean up the images as projects are completed.

Lab Management is built on top of System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and thanks to SCVMM managing VMs on multiple hypervisors, Lab Management supports both Hyper-V and VMware ESX out of the box.

Want to see how it works?  get more details?

We have a special guest in the next ALM user group: Shay Mandel, Principal Manager from Microsoft India. Shay will introduce the lab management and will talk about it, historycal debugger and aftershock.

The meeting will take place at Microsoft Ra’anana, Dec 24, 17:30.

Please register to the session here.

See you there!

The team blog http://blogs.msdn.com/lab_management

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