February 2010 – Meeting Recap

For those of you who missed our February 2nd meeting below is a quick summary.  Be sure to plan for our March Meeting: https://sddotnetdg.wordpress.com/meeting-schedule/

David McCarter kicked off the evening with a .NET fundamentals review of Exception & Event Instrumentation in .NET.  The good news is if you missed the meeting, David posted the slides at: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave. You can also rate his session by going to: http://speakerrate.com/dotnetdave

The 2nd ½ of the meeting was a Preview of Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management by Mike Vincent of MVA Software. http://mvasoftware.com/ For a detailed slide deck Mike put together last year check out http://www.socalteamsystem.org/downloads/A%20Lap%20Around%20VSTS%2020….
Mike indicated that VS 2010 is set to release @ the 2nd Week of April.

Below are a the key points Mike highlighted prior to diving into a live Demo of VS2010 features.

Where is the Team System Name?  It’s gone because you now get it as part of VS Professional or above with an MSDN subscription. Looking for What’s new in VS 2010 check out
*    Microsoft Rangers VS 2010 updates:
*    Architecture – http://blogs.msdn.com/camerons/
*    Dev & Database –  http://blogs.msdn.com/habibh/
*    Testing – http://blogs.msdn.com/amit_chatterjee/ &
*    TFS – http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/
New TFS Features to Note
*  Work Item Hierarchy & linking
*  Improved Agile Template along with updated Process Guidance
*  MOSS & WSS Dashboards improvements
*  Simplified Reporting
*  Improved Support for Parallel Development (Merge Improvement)
*  Roll Back
*  Build Queuing & Pooling
*  Build Work flow (Build on Windows Work flow 4.0)
*  Gated Check-In (Behind the scenes, will only Check-in changes W/A
successful build.  Build failure will shelf the code and notify the
developer so the rest of the team is not impacted.)
*  Simplified TFS Setup (What took 1 day now takes 1 hour)
*  Ability to Scale out with Web & Data Tiers
*  Greatly Improved Admin Console
*  Project Move/Archive/Restore functions
Team Project Collections – Allow for isolation of Projects
*  Each Collection is its own DB
*  Each Collection can point to its own WSS/MOSS instance
*  Layer Diagram (integrated with Build & able to Flag violations)
*  Architecture Explorer
*  Able to Generate Sequence Diagrams on Existing Code


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