VS 2012 Launch Dates

Somasegar (corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft) and Jason Zandar (Corporate Vice President for the Visual Studio team in the Developer Division at Microsoft) announced on their blogs that VS 2012 will be officially released on September 12th, mark your calendars and visit http://visualstudiolaunch.com for more details.

There are more good news for MSDN subscribers, VS2012 will be available to download on August 15th Smile

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Windows 8 RTM Dates

Today Windows 8 released to manufacturing (RTM) has been announced Smile

Here are the available dates for WINDOWS 8 RTM

  • August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.
  • August 15th: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.
  • August 16th: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurancefor Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC), allowing you to test, pilot and begin adopting Windows 8 Enterprise within your organization.
  • August 16th:Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
  • August 20th:Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
  • September 1st: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.
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HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners

Bob Tabor has made 21 video that will teach you the fundamentals of HTML5 & CSS3

Click here to watch the whole series on Channel 9

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New Books for ALM and TFS2012

Brian Keller have been working on 2 amazing books for ALM and TFS 2012

click on images to get the books

http://tinyurl.com/ALM2012 http://tinyurl.com/ProTFS2012

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 covers the full breadth of ALM capabilities available in Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and related technologies

Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 dives deeper into Team Foundation Server 2012 and is intended for anybody who needs to install, administer, or perform advanced configuration tasks with Team Foundation Server 2012

 

For more info you can read the whole article here

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Very nice demos (DemoMate for visual studio 2012 ALM)

Brian Keller announced on his blog the DemoMate for visual studio 2012 ALM it’s a Silverlight-based rendering of a software demo which can be used to easily learn a demo or show it to an audience

You can run these DemoMates online, or if you plan on using these in an environment where you might not always have Internet access then I suggest installing the offline version.

Online:
Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 2012
Building the Right Software – Generating Storyboards and Collecting Stakeholder Feedback with Visual Studio 2012
Diagnosing Issues in Production with IntelliTrace and Visual Studio 2012
Exploratory Testing and Other Enhancements in Microsoft Test Manager 2012
Making Developers More Productive with Team Foundation Server 2012
Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone

Offline: (gets installed locally on your computer)
Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 2012
Building the Right Software – Generating Storyboards and Collecting
Stakeholder Feedback with Visual Studio 2012

Diagnosing Issues in Production with IntelliTrace and Visual Studio 2012
Exploratory Testing and Other Enhancements in Microsoft Test Manager 2012
Making Developers More Productive with Team Foundation Server 2012
Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone

 

For Full article click here

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Mark your calendar for Windows 8 Official Release Date ;)

Steven Sinofsky (President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft) announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 starting on October 26th 2012

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TechEd Europe 2012 Sessions

This year TechEd Europe is really amazing it has a lot of sessions and hands on labs.

here are some amazing sessions.

First the 3 Amazing Sessions by Brian Keller

Application Lifecycle Management: It’s a Team Sport

Software Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012 and Lab Management

Creating Robust, Maintainable Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio 2012

Other amazing sessions

Implementing Scrum Using Team Foundation Server 2012

All Aboard the Team Foundation Server Express

Introducing the New Visual Studio 2012 Unit Testing Experience

Automating Server-Based Build, QA & Test With Visual Studio 2012

Working on an Agile Team with Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server

IntelliTrace, What Is It and How Can I Use It To My Benefits?

Here is the full list of sessions, enjoy Winking smile

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012

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