Monday, June 17, 2013

Microsoft Visual Studio Virtual Labs


Try Microsoft Visual Studio in a virtual lab and learn more about coded UI testing, Team Foundation Server, SharePoint development, and other new features. Virtual labs are simple, with no complex setup or installation required. Here

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Latest Free MS Training Courses (Including Visual studio 2012 , ASP.NEt 4.5)

The Windows Azure Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and presentations that are designed to help you learn how to use the latest Windows Azure features and services.
May 2013 Update
The May 2013 update of the Windows Azure Training Course includes new content on Windows Azure Media Services as well as updates to use the latest Windows Azure SDK v2.0.
Content Updates:
·         New Lab: Introduction to Windows Azure Media Services
·         New Lab: Getting Started with Windows Azure Storage
·         Updated Labs to leverage the latest version of Windows Azure SDK.
Release date: 06/03/2013
Windows Phone 8 Training Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to build applications for Windows Phone.
Release date: 04/24/2013
The Course includes all the content presented around the world at the recent Web Camps events; presentations, demos, labs and more. Inside the new Course you’ll find content that covers the following technologies:
·         ASP.NET 4.5
·         ASP.NET MVC 4
·         ASP.NET Web API
·         jQuery
·         SignalR
·         Entity Framework
·         Visual Studio 2012
·         Internet Explorer 10 and HTML5
·         Building apps for Office with HTML5
·         Cloud application services
Release Date: 1/11/2013
This download includes the hands-on-labs, presentations, samples and resources from the Windows 8 camps.
The Windows 8 camps are free training events for developers ramping up on Windows Store app development.
Release Date: 01/03/2013
A series of eight hands-on lab modules that guide you through development of Contoso Cookbook, a realistic Windows Store app that incorporates many of the key new features available in Windows 8. You’ll learn to work with Windows 8 controls, view states, contracts, tiles and notifications, the Windows Store APIs, and other Windows 8 features. Choose the version of the lab series for the programming language you prefer: JavaScript and HTML, or C# and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).
Release Date: 9/10/2012
This training Course covers development specifics for developers who will be targeting Internet Explorer 10 in their development experience. This Course contains documentation and details on things pertinent to developing applications that target features of the Internet Explorer 10 browser.
Release Date: 8/8/2012
The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Course includes technical content designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions.
Release date: 7/16/2012
The Identity Developer Training Course contains hands-on labs, presentations and pointers to training videos. This page contains three versions of the Identity Developer Training Course :
·         Identity Developer Training Course (July 2012) for Visual Studio 2012 RC
·         Identity Developer Training Course (April 2011) for Visual Studio 2010 RTM
·         Identity Developer Training Course (March 2010) for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Release Date: 7/5/2012

free eBook for Visual Studio 2012 and ASP.NET 4.5.

  • Free eBook for Visual Studio 2012 and ASP.NET 4.5 Here


Monday, April 4, 2011

Free Training Course for Visual Studio 2010

Free Downloads From Microsoft Site:
  • Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course Download Here
  • Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Here
  • If you Have Visual Studio 2010 don't forget to Install the latest Service Pack 1 Download Here



Monday, April 19, 2010

Top 10 Downloads for Visual Studio 2010 from MS Site


Visual Studio 2010 trial editions downloads on the Microsoft Download Center.
Visual Studio 2010 Express Editions
  • Visual Studio Express, which includes:
    • Visual Basic 2010 Express
    • Visual C++ 2010 Express
    • Visual C# 2010 Express
    • Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
    • Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone CTP
Visual Studio 2010 Trial Editions


Visual Studio 2010 Free Training Materials

From MS Site:
  1. Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit Download now , Watch the Training Course on Channel 9 Videos.
  2. Moving to Visual Studio 2010 E-book Download Now.
  3. Visual Studio 2010 Keybinding Cards Download Now.
  4. How Do I? Videos for Visual Studio 2010.
Outside MS Site:
  1. More Videos , Labs , Papers/articles ,Downloads click here

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top 5 Links for Code Analysis using VSTS


  1. Visual Studio Code Analysis Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/fxcop/
  2. Visual Studio Code Analysis MSDN link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee1hzekz(VS.80).aspx
  3. Visual Studio Code Analysis & FxCop : Writing Your Own Custom Rules: http://www.binarycoder.net/fxcop/
  4. Step by Step How to Create Custom Code Analysis Rules for VSTS 2005: http://blogs.interknowlogy.com/timmccarthy/archive/2007/02/13/11543.aspx
  5. VSTS 2008 Custom Code Analysis Rule Sample Code: http://www.codeplex.com/almspecialisttoolkit/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=14315

Monday, May 5, 2008

Are you still using Visual SourceSafe !!! ?

According to the Visual SourceSafe Road Map and between-the-lines reading of a VSS transcript, Visual Source Safe is targeted towards individual developers or small teams (1-5) with lightweight SCM needs. Microsoft is encouraging everyone else to migrate to the more sophisticated Visual Studio Team System. And Its Team Foundation Server (TFS) Version Control

Features of TFS Version Control
  1. Atomic Checkin
  2. Work Item Integration
  3. Checkin Policies
  4. Shelving
  5. Delta File Storage & Delta Binary File Storage
  6. Large File Support (>4GB)
  7. Distributed Team Support
  8. E-mail Check-in Notification
  9. Non-Windows Support
  10. Diff Tool Extensibility
  11. Shared Checkout
  12. VS 2003 Integration

VSS does not have:

  • Workspaces
  • Changesets
  • Shelvesets
  • XML Diff/Merge Tool
  • Content Merge, Namespace Merge (branch)
  • Auditing
  • Locking
These are Some Numbers to show you the Big Difference:
In a project the repository was made up of just under 6,000 files making up around 250Mb and using a good WAN Connection to the server:
To make a Full get on source tree:
VSS - 1 hour 26 mins 53 seconds
VSTS - 7 mins 32 Seconds
To make a Get Latest when nothing changed (on full source tree):
VSS - 14 mins 23 seconds
VSTS - 3 seconds
To make a Right click on a folder:
VSS - 3.5 seconds
VSTS - Instant
To make a Navigate down a folder with no files in it:
VSS - 4.5 seconds.
VSTS - Instant
Show files checked out to me:
VSS - 3 mins
VSTS - Instant

At the End if you still insist to use Visual SourceSafe please Read this Choosing Between Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe



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