What’s new in Visual Studio 2010 – A webcast series…

I’m doing a series of webcasts on VS2010 from the developer perspective…BTLOD is “BenkoTips Live & On Demand” a semi-weekly webcast show I’ve been running since 2008. The schedule for the webcasts on Visual Studio includes:

1/20 – BTLOD: What’s new in Visual Studio 2010 (http://tinyurl.com/btlod42)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 takes great strides at making your development environment faster, easier, and more intuitive. In this introduction to the webcast series on Visual Studio 2010, Mike takes a look at what has changed and what remains the same in this latest release. From project types to the start page to the toolboxes and more we explore how you can use the new integrated development environment (IDE) to build great software

1/26 – BTLOD: What’s new in .NET 4.0 (http://tinyurl.com/btlod43)

The Microsoft .NET Framework has empowered developers to create great software by building on a solid base and expanding what is possible. In this webcast, we take a quick look at what is new in the latest release of the .NET Framework and how the .NET Framework 4 can make it easier to harness the power of your applications.

2/10 – BTLOD: What’s new in ASP.NET Web Forms (http://tinyurl.com/btlod44)

In this webcast, we review several of the improvements to Microsoft ASP.NET in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 that give you more control over the HTML in your application, making client-side development easier, and we cover the enhancements being made to server controls.

2/24 – BTLOD: What’s new in AJAX 4.0 (http://tinyurl.com/btlod45)

Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX 4 introduces several improvements for client-side development, including new controls and templating capabilities that enable rich Web development for applications built using a variety of server-side technologies.   In this webcast, we dispel several of the myths about ASP.NET AJAX and then show you how to use the new features of ASP.NET AJAX 4.

3/3 – BTLOD: Visual Studio 2010 from VSS to TFS, Getting started with Team Foundation Server (http://tinyurl.com/btlod46)

In this session we take a look at how you can take advantage of the great facilities and features of Team Foundation Server, from simplified setup to tracking tasks and tests. TFS 2010 is an exciting addition to the MSDN Subscription and we will take a look at how you can get started using it to simplify your code management tasks.

3/17 – BTLOD: Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4 and WCF Ria Services (http://tinyurl.com/btlod47)

Creating rich user experience and exposing data has never been so easy. In this session we explore what’s new and possible with WCF Ria Services and your Silverlight application. We will show how you can create an entity model and then expose it out to your client application and built compelling interface by using the great data binding features built into the latest version of Visual Studio 2010.

4/21 – BTLOD: Visual Studio 2010 Debugging and Intellitrace (http://tinyurl.com/btlod48)

When the unexpected happens, how do you figure out what went wrong and recover gracefully? In this session we take a look at the debugging features and capabilities of the latest version of Visual Studio 2010. See where you can take advantage of the tools to simplify and streamline the complex job of debugging software.

3/31 – BTLOD: Visual Studio 2010 and Developing for SharePoint 2010 (http://tinyurl.com/btlod49)

This week we take a look at how the tooling for working with SharePoint has evolved and become a great platform for building and extending the capabilities of this compelling platform. From building workflow and custom lists to creating a visual web part we show you how you can take advantage of the tools for building on SharePoint.

5/5 – BTLOD: Visual Studio 2010 for the Database Developer (http://tinyurl.com/btlod50)

In this webcast, we look at the latest advances in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for the database developer, including the new Data Tier Applications (DAC) that take advantage of a new type of deployment packaging to simplify and streamline the process. We demonstrate new refactoring capabilities, the schema and data comparison tools, the data generation features that can be used to simulate test scenarios, and we use code analysis tools to verify that standard and best practices are being followed.