dinsdag 30 november 2010

VS ALM Rangers shipped new release for WCF Load Test tool‏!

VS ALM Rangers shipped new release for WCF Load Test tool.
This tool takes a WCF trace file and a WCF client proxy or a WCF interface contract, and generates a C# unit test that replays the same sequence of calls found in the trace file. The unit test can then be used to load-test the target WCF services.

The following is a list of new features and improvements:

1- Provides support for DataSets
2- Delivers support for duplex contracts
3- Can handle ASMX services, even without a WCF client, which comes from the capability to process Fiddler2 traces
4- Automatically filters out NullMessage messages which can appear in service-side message logs
5- Verifies that the right kind of message log has been provided
6- Initializes out parameters in the stub methods so that generated code will always compile without modification
7- No longer locks the assemblies after the wizard has been used
8- Provides improved error reporting

For more Information and download, see:
http://wcfloadtest.codeplex.com/

Have fun with this great release. Any feedback is more than aperciated.

dinsdag 12 oktober 2010

October 12 DotNedUG meeting was a great succes again!




dotNedUG meeting of october 12 was a great succes. With more than 120 attendees one of the most excited meetings of the year 2010. During this meeting, 2 topics are discussed:
1- Silverlight 4 and MVVM concept by Dennis Vroegop from Detrio Consultancy and dotNedUG.
2- Windows Phone 7 series with Silverlight by Arjen de Blok (@arjendeblok)from Humiq.

It was a great evening with a lot of interaction and discussion after the meeting.
I would like to thank all the attendees, Humiq for hosting our dotNedUG October meeting and also both speakers for the great sessions.

I hope to see all of the attendees next time during our next dotNedUG meeting in November 25 by vecrea in Amersfoort. Please visit our dotNedUG site for announcement and registration.

vrijdag 10 september 2010

DotNed meeting of September 21th registration is open!

The DotNed (.NET & VS ALM UG NL) meeting of September 21th is online. During this session, Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tools will be demonstrated by Marcel de Vries. For registration visit our DotNed (.NET & VS ALM UG NL) site at: http://www.dotned.nl/ .
InfoSupport thanks in advance for hosting this event, and Marcel thanks for speaking.

To get an impression of this session, take a loot at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd409436.aspx

Looking forwards to meet all of you there...

Sept 2010 TFS Power Tools Release Available!

The new September 2010 TFS Power Tools Release is Available for download. For detail infromation and Download of the TFS Power Tools and Cross Platform Build Extensions, see:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2010/09/09/sept-2010-tfs-power-tools-release-available.aspx.

dinsdag 29 juni 2010

Visual Studio 2010 RTM Virtual Machine with Sample Data and Hands-on-Labs available!

Visual Studio 2010 RTM Virtual Machine with Sample Data and Hands-on-Labs is available for download.

This images are available in 3 virtual configurations thay may meet you needs:

Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Hyper-V)

Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Windows [7] Virtual PC)


Visual Studio 2010 RTM (Virtual PC 2007 SP1)

For more information and download, check:

Brian Keller's Blog: Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio Application.

zondag 27 juni 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance released!

Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, focused on modeling tools. These release includes common usage scenarios, hands on labs and lessons learnt from the community discussions. Thanks all the MVP's who makes this great effort reality.

For more information about this release and the Team working on It, see:

Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Architecture Guidance gets “thumbs up”

Cameron Skinner's Blog.

dinsdag 8 juni 2010

@dotNedUG June meeting and TechEd 2010 New Orleans announcements!

Join us at @dotNedUG on the 23st of June 2010 for #TFS2010 Session about Braching and Merging strateries in #TFS2010. Registration is open at: www.dotned.nl.

TechEd 2010 New Orleans is started and many announcements are done right now. It will be an exciting week. Have a fun week in the US and I hope to see meet you at TechEd 2010 Europe in Berlin (8-12 November 2010).

Some Announcements 07 June 2010:

Announcing: VS2010 Productivity Power Tools and Modeling Feature Packs

A Scrum Process Template for TFS

TFS Integration Tools Beta Available!

For more Information and announcements, check TechEd2010 North America Site.

donderdag 8 april 2010

@dotNedUG - Visual Studio 2010 Community Launch Event subscription is open!

Just a few days to go, then it is time for the Dutch Community Launch Event. DotNed, SDN, VBCentral and Microsoft NL organize a Launch Event where you can take part of online via a live Webcast.

Join this online webcast, ask your questions and share your opinion about VS2010 futures. Learn more about what VS2010 can do for you and hear from the experts what the right implementation is for your organization. We hope to meet you on the chat on Tuesday 20 April 2010 from 17:30(GMT +01:00).
Subscription is required.

For more event information and subscription visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/netherlands/evenementen/event.aspx?eventid=230&date=20100419

Again we hope to see you on the live chat.

Cheers,

Hassan Fadili
DotNed(.NET & VS ALM UG NL)

donderdag 18 maart 2010

Windows 2000, XP SP2 and Vista End of Life Support‏!

Dear Microsoft Customers,

As you may be aware, there are a number of Microsoft Windows versions which will go out of support during the coming year. We want to help customers avoid the risk of running unsupported products in their environment. Please help us share the message below on your blog, twitter or Facebook account:

Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server are approaching 10 years since their launch and both products will go out of support on July 13, 2010.

Windows XP was launched back in 2001. While support for the product will continue, Service Pack 2 will go out of support on July 13, 2010. From that date onwards, Microsoft will no longer support or provide free security updates for Windows XP SP2. Please install the free Service Pack 3 for Windows XP to have the most secure and supported Windows XP platform.

Finally, Windows Vista with no Service Packs installed will end support on April 13 2010. Please install the free Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista to have the most secure and supported Windows Vista platform.

For more information:

http://blogs.technet.com/lifecycle/archive/2010/02/24/end-of-support-for-windows-xp-sp2-and-windows-vista-with-no-service-packs-installed.aspx

Resources:
Service Pack 3 for Windows XP:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68C48DAD-BC34-40BE-8D85-6BB4F56F5110&displaylang=en


Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/default.aspx

Microsoft MVP.

zaterdag 30 januari 2010

WPF Master Class with Brian Noyes (IDesign) in Belgium from 1 t/m 5 March2010!

Pieter Gheysens found Architecting WPF Applications with Brian Noyes from IDesign on LinkedIn Events and thought you might be interested in going!

http://events.linkedin.com/Architecting-WPF-Applications-Brian/pub/204041

Architecting WPF Applications with Brian Noyes from IDesign
Mon, Mar 01 to Fri, Mar 05
Antwerpen, VLAAMS GEWEST, BE

To build great compelling, responsive, secure smart client applications with WPF you need to master not just the basic building blocks of WPF but how to compose the rest of the application that sits behind the fa├žade of the user interface. You need to understand user interface presentation patterns and more...

If you are interested in this Master Class, just visit the link above...

maandag 18 januari 2010

Rangers shipped Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide 2010!

Congrats to the Rangers Team with shipping Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide 2010 today. With this great effort, we reached a great milestone again. Thanks for all the team.

More information about Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide 2010‏, can be found at: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide 2010.

Looking forwards to work together at the next release.

vrijdag 15 januari 2010

Peli de Halleux comes to NL and speaks for DotNed (.NET & VSTS UG NL) again on 19-01-2010

DotNed (.NET & VSTS UG NL) is very pleased to welkom Peli de Halleux again during his talk for DotNed.

The talk of Peli for DotNed (.NET & VSTS UG NL), will take place on Januari 19th, 2010 from 18:00 until 21:00 and will be hosted by Microsoft Nederland at Schiphol Rijk, thanks in advance.
During his talk, Peli will show the latest release of the tools from Microsoft Research.

This talk presents 3 innovative tools from Microsoft Research in collaboration with Visual Studio DevLabs related to software reliability and testing: Code Contracts, Pex and CHESS (all tools are available for evaluation through the DevLabs incubation site from Visual Studio).

The talk will give you a glimpse at those new technologies, along with coding demos.

Links:
- Research in Software Engineering
- Code Contracts
- Pex
- CHESS
- DevLabs

Bio of Peli:
Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux is actively working on Pex, an Automated Whitebox Testing tool for .NET at Microsot Research. Peli also collaborates with his colleagues from the CHESS and Code Contracts projects. On the side Peli also wrote MbUnit, an extensible unit test framework, many Reflector addins and other fun geek projects. Peli joined the Research in Software Engineering group in October 2006 where he has been working on Pex since then. Peli worked in the CLR as a tester in charge of the Just In Time compiler (2004-2006) and earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Catholic University of Louvain (2000-2004).
Links:
Home page at MSR: http://research.microsoft.com/~jhalleux
Blog: http://blog.dotnetwiki.org

Please visit our DotNed Event site for subscription to this exclusive event. We hope to meet you there.

Cheers,

Hassan Fadili

MVP Team System # Architectuur
DotNed (.NET & VSTS UG NL)VSTS track owner.

Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory released today on CodePlex!

Another milestone is reached again. Congratulations for the Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory Rangers Projectteam with this release on codeplex.
For more information about this great release, see Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory. Well done guys, up to the next steps...

woensdag 13 januari 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance Released on CodePlex!

I would like to congratulate all the members of the "VSTS 2010 Rangers Guidance project" and "VSTS 2010 Rangers Upgrade Guidance project" with releasing the new release of "Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance" and "VSTS 2010 Rangers Upgrade Guidance" that are released today on Codeplex.

More information about this projects and artifacts can be found at:
http://vs2010quickref.codeplex.com/wikipage
http://vs2010upgradeguide.codeplex.com/wikipage

Guys, we made it real, Well done. Up to the next steps...

Have fun.

Hassan Fadili
MVP VS ALM

dinsdag 5 januari 2010

Happy New Year 2010 to everyone!!!

I wolud like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2010 with a lot of love, succes and good health.

I'm very pleased to be Re-awarded as MVP Team System. With the upcoming releases of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, I'm looking forwards to implement more of them by our customers and continuing working together with other MVP's and productteams to get these products more stable and well performed...

The community effort still goes on and many VS/TFS sessions are scheduled for this year with the new releases.

BTW: If you're interested in a full day talking about TDD,DDD, Mocking and more? Just visit our DotNed Community site to register. The event will be hosted on Saturday, February 27, 2010 by Oosterkamp Trainingen Leersum, The Netherlands.

I hope to see you there.