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Just Published: Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance

The Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance consists of compact “cheat sheets” for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server capabilities or have little time to invest in detailed education.
The artifacts include an overview document and poster that allows you to quickly focus on individual areas like testing, by providing crisp and compact guidance sheets and quick reference posters. You can take these to your 5-min coffee break discussions or use them as a stepping stone to the more detailed and in-depth guidance you will find on MSDN.

Our Objectives VS2010_v_rgb
Deliver a set of 5-minute 101 reference for each topic area of Visual Studio covering:

  • A "What is" section
  • A "What are the new and important features“ section
  • A "Quick Reference Poster” section

Where feasible, we elaborate on features using quick reference posters and whitepapers, or refer to more detailed documentation and guidance on MSDN or other sources.
I really enjoyed being part of the Visual Studio Rangers team who generated this content!

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

This week, we released a new Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Training Kit. This is a downloadable version of our training content used in Metro Training Workshops and includes 17 presentations, 21 Demos and 26 Hands-on Labs. The January preview adds content for Office, SharePoint and Application Lifecycle Management!

The content in this training kit has been tested with Beta 2 and is ready for you to use.

Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 Virtual Machine

This VM includes everything you need to learn the ALM capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (with the exception of Lab Management – the product team is hard at work on a solution for configuring Lab Management in a VM). This VM is available in the virtualization platform of your choice (Hyper-V, Virtual PC 2007 SP1, and Windows [7] Virtual PC). Hyper-V is highly recommended because of the performance benefits and snapshot capabilities.

The lab also works with 7 hands-on-labs that are included in the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit.


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Hyper-V)

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Windows [7] Virtual PC)

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (Virtual PC 2007 SP1)

All passwords are: P2ssw0rd

Have fun and Enjoy!