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VS-LogoNew to .NET? Thinking about trying the VS 2005 Express editions, but like me you're intimidated by people like Scott who make people like me look, well, cerebrally challenged?

To the rescue: The Absolute Beginner's Video Series to Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

Thank goodness for online resources like this. The first three parts of the 16-part series are available now, and they look like a good way to learn for those of us with Adult Onset ADD and stuff... Videos for C# and VB.NET are available, along with the accompanying VS 2005 project files.

The videos make it clear that these are for people who have never programmed before, or who - like me - have not programmed in ages. From the web site:

This video series is designed specifically for individuals who are interested in learning the basics of how to create applications using Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and Visual C# 2005 Express Edition. This includes over 10 hours of video-based instruction that walks from creating your first "Hello World" application to a fully functioning RSS Reader application. Learn how to write your first application today!!

Lesson Outline

  • Lessons 1-3: Workflow, Visual Studio Express Interface (Now Available!)
  • Lessons 4-7: Programming Language Basics (Coming Soon)
  • Lessons 8-11: Working with Data and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (Coming Soon)
  • Lessons 12-16: Creating an RSS Reader (Coming Soon)


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Sunday, 17 April 2005 22:48:10 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Adam Cogan IM'ed me this morning with some cool news: Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 was released to MSDN's Subscriber Downloads web site over the past couple of days:

Vs2releasemsdn

Just as we're about to start a new round of software evals - perfect timing! It will be interesting to see what people in the community think about the new releases.



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Saturday, 16 April 2005 08:44:52 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Thank goodness for blogging and for people like Mike Fitzmaurice of Microsoft (Developer Evangelist for SharePoint technologies), who posts some official information regarding the pending release of .NET v2 and Whidbey, which is expected this year.

It's a bit confusing right now for SharePoint developers, as they look at the coolness of the next version of the .NET framework and Visual Studio and try to decipher what they can/should develop, on which platforms, and when.

SharePoint v3 won't ship until well after Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005) and .NET v2.0 hit the street. So, Mike's blog entry is a welcome and useful explanation of what platforms and versions of software will interoperate and produce workable results in SharePoint land.

If you're a SharePoint developer, this is for you: 

http://blogs.msdn.com/mikefitz/archive/2005/03/17/397775.aspx

and this article is also a great resource for understanding what's coming and how things relate:

http://www.theserverside.net/articles/showarticle.tss?id=WebParts1



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Monday, 04 April 2005 23:41:11 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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The Visual Studio 2005 Team System webcast series started today - and they continue all month long of particular interest to me right now is Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Version Control, which will be presented mid-month.

Probably well worth tuning in...

Day/Date/Time

Title

Level

Abstract

Presenter

Monday  04/04/2005
09:00 AM PDT

Introduction to Visual Studio Team System

[LINK]

200

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System solves problems facing enterprise-level teams, increasing the predictability of success. Team System extends Visual Studio from a tool for writing and debugging code into a set of deeply integrated tools that support the complete software development lifecycle across the team member roles of manager, architect, developer and tester. This webcast details an end-to-end software development lifecycle scenario that demonstrates major components of Team System and illustrates the value to the team of having a customizable integrated process in breaking down silos of information and providing friction-free flow of data between team roles.

Anand Iyer

Tuesday  04/05/2005
09:00 AM PDT

Drill Down into Visual Studio Team System: Team Architect

[LINK]

200

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System solves problems facing enterprise-level teams, increasing the predictability of success. Team System extends Visual Studio from a tool for writing and debugging code into a set of deeply integrated tools that support the complete software development lifecycle across the team member roles of manager, architect, developer and tester. This webcast covers the tools and technologies available to support the Team Architect in their role. We examine the Distributed Systems Designer, Logical Datacenter Designer and the System Definition Model in detail. We also look at how the Architect can begin the code generation process by using the Class Designer tools.

Geoff Snowman

Tuesday  04/05/2005
10:00 AM PDT

How and Why Process Guidance Matters in Visual Studio 2005 Team System

[LINK]

 

200

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) allows teams to select a process template to shape how the team works together. This session will help you understand key considerations in selecting the template best suited to your team and the project you are working on. Learn how process templates affect the way VSTS works and why it is important for your team to select the appropriate process for your projects.

Bindia Hallauer

Thursday  04/07/2005
09:00 AM PDT

Drill Down into Visual Studio Team System: Team Test

[LINK]

200

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System solves problems facing enterprise-level teams, increasing the predictability of success. Team System extends Visual Studio from a tool for writing and debugging code into a set of deeply integrated tools that support the complete software development lifecycle across the team member roles of manager, architect, developer and tester. This webcast will detail the tools and technologies available to support the Team Tester in their role. We look at best test case scenarios and unit tests, and show how to check for code completeness with the code coverage tools. We also examine the various types of reporting that are available in Team Test.

Anand Iyer

Thursday  04/14/2005
10:00 AM PDT

Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Version Control

[LINK]

 

200

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) provides a completely new, highly scalable and robust version control system. This webcast details the many new features of VSTS version control including shelving, check-in policy and support for distributed development work.

Doug Neumann

Friday  04/15/2005
01:00 PM PDT

Implementing and Customizing MSF 4.0 Process Guidance within Visual Studio 2005 Team System

[LINK]

200

Visual Studio Team System provides a rich environment and integrated support for software development processes. While this new development platform ships with two predefined software development processes, some organizations will choose to incorporate their own "secret sauce" to add competitive advantage. This presentation and demonstration will show you how to make modifications to the existing processes, Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) for Agile Software Development and MSF for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Process Improvement, as well to incorporate your software development process into Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.

Randy Miller

Tuesday  04/19/2005
10:00 AM PDT

Enterprise Project Management and Reporting in Visual Studio 2005 Team System

[LINK]

 

200

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) provides all the suite tools to pour data into a central data warehouse. This webcast shows how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to generate real-time and historical reports on the many facets of your project. We also show many of the ready to run reports built into VSTS.

Allen Clark

Wednesday  04/20/2005
09:00 AM PDT

Drill Down into Visual Studio Team System: Team Developer

[LINK]

200

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System solves problems facing enterprise-level teams, increasing the predictability of success. Team System extends Visual Studio from a tool for writing and debugging code into a set of deeply integrated tools that support the complete software development lifecycle across the team member roles of manager, architect, developer and tester. This webcast will detail the tools and technologies available to support the Team Developer in their role. Beginning with an examination of the test-driven development process, this session shows how to build unit tests and then test the application for errors as well as code completeness.

Anand Iyer
Eric Lee

Tuesday  04/26/2005
03:00 PM PDT

Managing Work with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

[LINK]

400

How does the Microsoft Visual Studio team track and manage their work? This session and explores how various teams at Microsoft use Visual Studio Team System to customize work item types, create queries and set up notifications to facilitate teamwork and visibility. Learn how to use state model transitions to automate workflow throughout the team, and use rich history logging to collaboratively solve problems and communicate progress. See how Team System allows you to analyze and trend historical information to view project progress and track status.

Kevin Kelly

Thursday  04/28/2005
11:00 AM PDT

Test-Driven Development Using Visual Studio Team System

[LINK]

200

Why test-driven development? Although developers have been unit testing their code for years, tests are typically performed after the code is designed and written. As a great number of developers can attest, writing tests after the fact is difficult to do and often omitted when time runs out. Test-driven development attempts to resolve this problem and produce higher quality, well-tested code by putting the cart before the horse and writing the tests before we write the code. This webcast demonstrates how you can use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System to implement test-driven development in your organization. Jim Newkirk, author of "Test Driven Development with .NET", will be discussing how you can use Visual Studio Team System to implement test driven development in your organization.

Jim Newkirk



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Monday, 04 April 2005 21:14:49 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Monday, 07 February 2005 20:42:31 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Tonight I had the privilege of watching two very smart people speak about a technology I barely grasp at the PADNUG meeting, with a few good laughs thrown in. The requisite pizza never showed up, but dinner afterwards was a fun time and I had a chance to talk to some people I otherwise would never get to meet.

The speakers were Rory Blyth and Scott Hanselman. Scott is a friend and co-worker of mine, an accomplished technical presenter and regional MSDN director. He played code-monkey while Rory, a rather infamous blogger and all around good guy who recently started work at Microsoft as a MSDN Presenter**, demonstrated the beta of Visual Studio .NET 2005 (aka "Whidbey"), showing off many new capabilities in developing ASP.net application web sites with membership capabilities (almost all without writing any code).

Thee guys are both crazy freakin' smart. Much smarter than I. I'm one of those guys who deals with lots of hardware and software, manages a group of fine employees, deals with a wide variety of people and their needs, and generally does his best to make sure things work. These two guys are in a higher league. They're amazing when it comes to coding and building things out of thin air. I wish I was half as smart.

Rory and Scott presented things in a way that I - a simple IT jock - was able to follow and pretty much completely understand. That's the mark of a good presenter and teacher: When you can impart and transfer some portion of your knowledge and to someone truly outside your profession.

By the time they were done, I had a good picture of what kinds of things Visual Studio 2005 will be able to do for the developer crowd. Understand that I am a guy who tends to get lost in developer presentations, so the fact that I actually followed along the whole time and was able to use words like "cool" and "ahhhh" with actual meaning and understanding proves these guys can teach as well as present.

Rory will also be presenting in Portland (Hillsboro actually) at the local MSDN event scheduled to be held on Thursday November 18th at the "Movies on TV" theaters. The target audience for those presentation sessions is developers interested or working with Visual Studio and .NET technologies. If you're in a different city and want to attend an MSDN event, check the schedule of all upcoming events and locations here.

** Note that Rory's title is really something like "Pacific Northwest Microsoft Developer Community Champion," but "MSDN Presenter" is much easier to use in a sentence.



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Thursday, 23 September 2004 23:34:38 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I know he didn't mean to (so I won't act all flattered or smug or anything), but Robert Scoble just sort of summed up the better part of my topic/category list for this-here-blog of mine, over on his blog...

I thought it would be interesting to compare his list of cool upcoming topics for the future to what's categorized or searchable right now on my site. So, I did just that and have added the links, below. Not a bad start, and it points out to me where I am falling shorter than I had realized in my content. Hey Robert, thanks for the copy. :-)

“For the next 18 months, where are the business opportunities going to lie? Tablet PC. Bigtime. Windows Media Center. Gonna be a big deal. SmartPhones. Wanna watch how fast the Motorola MPX220 sells when it's released in the next few months? Xbox Live. You only need to say one number and everyone knows exactly the Xbox thing I'm talking about: "2." Visual Studio 2005. Tons of stuff coming there. MSN has a whole raft of things up their sleeves. And we haven't even started talking about BizTalk, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL Server, 64-bit Windows, SBS, CRM, LiveMeeting, and OneNote, among other things.”

It also gives me a gut-check on my existing blog categories. Here they are, with the ones that apply to this posting checked:



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Thursday, 23 September 2004 06:51:30 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Dan Fernandez blogged about a new screen saver starter that uses RSS feeds for its display content:

http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/archive/2004/06/29/168449.aspx

Loosk like this is Microsoft's first shipped product that includes RSS support. It's the RSS "Screen Saver Starter Kit" in the newly-released C# Express (click to download). The Express programming tools are newly-minted Visual Studio 2005 Express versions.



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Thursday, 01 July 2004 22:33:59 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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