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        <h2>Visual Studio 2010 ALM</h2>
        <p>With the arrival of Visual Studio 2010, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is covered in detail and designers, developers and testers of large company applications will be sure to find a number of enhancements that appeal to them.</p>
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                <a name="halfuur" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt">In half an hour</a>
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              <p>In half an hour you really want to understand what Visual Studio 2010 ALM has to offer. We recommend reading the “<a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9743693">What is ALM</a>” white paper written by David Chappell.</p>
              <p>Then do the math with the ROI Calculator to see how Visual Studio ALM can benefit your organization.</p>
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                <a name="halvedag" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt">In half a day</a>
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              <p>In half a day you can really get to work.</p>
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                <li>First install Visual Studio 2010 from your MSDN subscription or use this <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e2a1a098-995e-4468-816d-7fdbe0a64f38&amp;displaylang=en">trial version</a> and install <a runat="server" href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&amp;id=15070">Team Foundation Server 2010 Trial.</a> With the release of Service Pack 1 in March, don’t forget to apply <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=75568aa6-8107-475d-948a-ef22627e57a5">SP1 for Visual Studio 2010</a> and <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=43d9f36a-6347-4ac4-86b6-cee4cd54b5d2&amp;displaylang=en">TFS 2010</a>. Lastly, if you have mixed teams with .Net and Java developers you’ll be interested in trying out <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/team-explorer-everywhere">Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010</a>.</li>
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                  <p>Watch the video “<a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td031">Dive into Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010</a>, a recording from TechDays 2011 that gives you a complete overview of the platform in a little over an hour.</p>
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                <li>Read white paper “<a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9743692">ALM Tool Evolution</a>”, written by David Chappell and commissioned by Microsoft.</li>
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                <a name="heledag" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt">In a full day</a>
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              <p>To fit in as closely as possible with your favourite type of content we have grouped this section into three types of content:</p>
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                <li>Guides and guidance</li>
                <li>Video recordings from top Belgian and international events</li>
                <li>Top resources and blogs</li>
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              <p>Go ahead and dive straight into your preferred type or browse through each of them for in-depth content.</p>
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                  <a name="01" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt">1. Guides and guidance</a>
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              <p>The Visual Studio team, together with the <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ee358786.aspx">ALM Rangers</a>, deliver top-quality and insightful guides, reference projects and best practices:</p>
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                  <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://tfsbranchingguideiii.codeplex.com/">Visual Studio TFS Branching Guide 2010</a>
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                  <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://vsarchitectureguide.codeplex.com/">Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance</a>
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                  <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com/">Visual Studio 2010 Database Guide</a>
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                  <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://vs2010upgradeguide.codeplex.com/wikipage">Visual Studio 2010 TFS Upgrade Guide</a>
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                  <a name="02" xmlns:ms="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt">2. Video recordings from top Belgian and international events</a>
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                    <strong>TechDays Belgium 2011</strong>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td035">Adam Gilmore: Implementing Lean Software Delivery with Kanban and Team Foundation Server 2010</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010/heterogeneous-alm-environments">Heterogeneous ALM Environments</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td023">Brian Keller: Building Robust, Maintainable Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2010</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td023">
                        <img alt="Building Robust, Maintainable Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2010" src="https://msdn.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff718229.techdays02(nl-be).jpg" title="Building Robust, Maintainable Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2010" />
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010/making-continuous-delivery-a-reality">Making Continuous Delivery a Reality</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010/making-continuous-delivery-a-reality">
                        <img alt="Making Continuous Delivery a Reality" src="https://msdn.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff718229.alm02(nl-be).jpg" title="Making Continuous Delivery a Reality" />
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td033">Pieter Gheysens: The automated build-deploy-test cycle with Visual Studio Lab Management 2010</a>
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                        <img alt="The automated build-deploy-test cycle with Visual Studio Lab Management 2010" src="https://msdn.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff718229.techdays03(nl-be).jpg" title="The automated build-deploy-test cycle with Visual Studio Lab Management 2010" />
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010/the-agile-concensus">The Agile Consensus</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010/the-agile-concensus">
                        <img alt="The Agile Consensus" src="https://msdn.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff718229.alm03(nl-be).jpg" title="The Agile Consensus" />
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td037">Ingo Rammer: Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio 2010</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/events/techdays/techdays-2011-belgium/td037">
                        <img alt="Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio 2010" src="https://msdn.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff718229.techdays04(nl-be).jpg" title="Advanced Debugging with Visual Studio 2010" />
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010">Watch the rest of the ALM Summit 2010 sessions on this Channel 9 page</a>
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                      <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://channel9.msdn.com/series/alm-summit-2010">
                        <img alt="Watch the rest of the ALM Summit 2010 sessions on this Channel 9 page" src="https://msdn.microsoft.com/nl-be/ff718229.almsummit(nl-be,MSDN.10).jpg" title="Watch the rest of the ALM Summit 2010 sessions on this Channel 9 page" />
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                  <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff625779.aspx">MSDN Home for Application Lifecycle Management</a>
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                <li>Resource: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2011/03/08/vs-tfs-2010-sp1-and-tfs-project-server-integration-feature-pack-have-released.aspx">Team Foundation Server - Project Server Integration Feature Pack</a></li>
                <li>Resource: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fda2bad5.aspx">MSDN Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management documentation</a></li>
                <li>Download: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=752cb725-969b-4732-a383-ed5740f02e93&amp;displaylang=en">Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit</a></li>
                <li>Download: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/load-test-virtual-user-pack/overview">Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack</a></li>
                <li>Blog: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/">Brian Keller</a></li>
                <li>Blog: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/">Brian Harry</a></li>
                <li>Blog: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/">Willy-Peter Schaub</a></li>
                <li>Blog: <a runat="server" target="_blank" href="http://intovsts.net/">Belgian MVP Pieter Gheysens</a></li>
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