Monday, October 26, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 (Beta 2) – First Look

Here are some screenshots of VS 2010 Beta 2 (Ultimate) and some of the new features coming along with it :

I just liked the new curvy splash screen . . .

splash screen

That is the new ‘Startup’ Page. If you are new to Visual Studio or want to know ‘What’s New’, this page has ton’s of information to get you started and also lots of guidance and resources links for various platforms including Windows, Web, Cloud, Office, SharePoint and Data.

startup 1


Here is the Project Templates Screen. A bunch of templates are now included out-of-the-box in VS 2010 including Cloud, SharePoint, Silverlight and off-course the new Visual F# templates for Windows & Silverlight applications


Some of the new Explorer’s including the ‘Architecture Explorer’ and other windows – F# Interactive, Performance Explorer, Code Metrics Results 


Performance Analysis as well as the much interesting ‘IntelliTrace’ feature. Find out more about IntelliTrace here


Performance Analysis Report. . .


The ‘Generate Dependency Graph’ feature which generates a DGML document, part of the Architecture Tools in VS 2010


Also you can downloaded the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit - October Preview which has lots of Presentations & Demos on many of the new features and language enhancements coming up in .NET 4.0



Wednesday, October 21, 2009 & SharePoint2010 Resources

Since last 2 months Me and my team went through an exciting journey of migrating the existing site (which we created a while back) to the upcoming version of SharePoint, i.e SharePoint 2010.


When we started the project, the product was hardly in its beta stages. So we had a bit of struggle initially to understand some of the advancements but overall with the excellent support from out college Todd and the MS team we not only understood the product well but also successfully launched the site just before the SharePoint Conference 2009.

There are various materials out now to know more about SharePoint 2010.

Andrew Connell has posted some great articles on his blog explaining some of the new advancements done in the product :

There are bunch of resources including the SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Developer center and other links on the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog as well as,
Paul Andrew has posted some really good links of a white paper by David Chappell, SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform Post and many other resource links here

We are about to start the Phase II of the project and would be adding cool new features on the 2010 site showcasing some of the new advancements of the product, so stay tuned . . . . . 

Sunday, October 04, 2009

VS2010 & .NET 4.0 Sneaky Features

A must watch features Video from Mr. Guthrie himself on VS2010 & .Net 4.0 

  • Parameter Usage Highlighting
  • RegEx based Intellisense Filtering
  • View Call Hierarchy for Methods
  • Vertical Text Selection
  • Consume First Intellisense Mode
  • Snippets for Markups & JavaScript
  • Debug History
  • .Net 4 (New CLR)
  • Search Project Templates on Online Gallery
  • VS Web Development (Code Optimized) Profile
  • URL Routing in Web Forms
  • IIS SEO Toolkit
  • XML comments in Intellisense within JavaScript file
  • Dynamic named variable Intellisense in JavaScript
  • T4 Template customization in Entity Framework
  • LINQDataSource + QueryExtender Control
  • DynamicValidation of data
  • New Markup Syntax for automatically HTML encoding . . <%: Message %>

Lots more in the Video so check it out. . . .