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by Jason Zander
Microsoft Visual Studio 11 enable developers to take full advantage of the capability of Windows using the skills and technologies developers already know and love to deliver exceptional and compelling apps. Whether working individually or in a small, medium or large development team the Visual Studio 11 sets a new standard for development tools, helping teams deliver superior results for their customers that help set them apart from their competitors. In this session we’ll walk through the new features in the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview to give you an understanding of the breadth of tooling available in this release.
by Joanna Mason and Vikas Bhatia
Windows 8 comes with a brand new Metro style app experience where native developers and designers can work in parallel. Ones in behavioral aspects and the others in UI. This talk offers an end-to-end view of the developer experience for this kind of app, from the solution creation to the marketplace publication.
by Brian Keller and Cameron Skinner
Microsoft’s application lifecycle management tooling is all about enabling teams to deliver great software. In this demo-packed session, you will learn how to more effectively plan and track work by using the new Web-based project management tools; how to bridge the divide between development and operations by utilizing IntelliTrace in your production environments; and how to help keep team members on-task and “in the zone” with the new “My Work” and code review features. In addition to making your team more productive, we will show you how you can boost your overall code quality with new features such as code clone and an overhauled unit testing story in Visual Studio 11.
by Boris Jabes
Visual Studio 11 brings the most significant set of improvements for developing graphics-intensive apps in over a decade. Whether you are just getting started with 2D/3D games or a self-proclaimed "guru," there's something for you in this talk. We will walkthrough a slew of new tools integrated into Visual Studio that will make your life better.
by Anders Hejlsberg
In this talk, Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg will share project plans for the future directions of C# and Visual Basic, including a discussion of what trends are influencing and shaping the direction of programming languages. Anders will talk about asynchronous programming and Windows 8 programming, coming in the next version of Visual Studio. He will also discuss the long-lead project “Roslyn”, including object models for code generation, analysis, and refactoring, and upcoming support for scripting and interactive use of C# and Visual Basic.
Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 bring a valuable set of new features and capabilities to agile teams. In this talk we will take a ride through an example project and show you how an agile team can efficiently prioritize, plan, and deliver high quality software.
by Kevin Miller and Doron Holan
This session will present an overview on how to develop drivers in Visual Studio using the new Windows Developer Kit (WDK) add-on pack. Topics will include developing, building, packaging, signing, deploying, debugging, testing and verifying device drivers – all within Visual Studio.
by Unni Ravindranathan and Joanna Mason
A great Windows 8 app starts with a great user experience. Come to this session to see how Visual Studio 11 Express enables you to take full advantage of the rich platform features, efficient workflow and tools that maximize your productivity and creativity when designing Metro style apps using XAML.
Did you ever have that bug that you just could not reproduce? Not getting enough information from production environments to really solve your problems quickly? Why does it always take way longer to figure out what the problem is then to make the fix? In this session, see how IntelliTrace, within Visual Studio 11, gives you the ability retrieve rich, detailed information about problems, even in production, enabling you to spend less time on bug diagnostics and more time writing software.
by Weston Hutchins and Phil Price
In this fast-paced session, we’ll turn you into a Visual Studio rock star! We’ll blaze through Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 11 features and “hidden gems” for VB, C#, and C++ developers. This session is guaranteed to make your life easier in Visual Studio.
by Jamie Cool
This session is all about developer collaboration in Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11. We’ll cover integrated code review, the new “My Work” experience for managing your active tasks, and once you’re “in the zone” we’ll help you stay focused on the task at hand, no matter how much you’re randomized. We’ll walk the full gamut of collaboration improvements, from the newly revamped Team Explorer, to the version control & build improvements. Want to work offline seamlessly? Wish merging happened less frequently & was simpler when it did? How about find work items faster? We’ll talk about all this and more.
by Vince Smith and Jason Yang
Through this session, learn how to save time and improve customer satisfaction by finding and fixing bugs early in the development process. Visual Studio 11 C++ Code Analysis identifies critical defects that lead to crashes and security vulnerabilities in your C++ apps and drivers at compile time, and gives you the information you need to quickly prioritize and resolve them. Code Analysis is now included in all editions of Visual Studio 11, including Express, and there are many new features to discuss. This session also includes demos, examples and best practices on how to improve the quality of your apps and drivers. Join us to learn how you can use code analysis to develop great software that will delight your customers.
How do you find bugs before you distribute your app to customers? If you’ve found one, how do you ensure that you’ve fixed it? Even if you write up test guides, how do you ensure that they have all been used and that every step was conducted? Are you one of the many developers that spend a lot of time writing Word documents and meeting with testers to try and get them to test consistently? With Visual Studio Test Professional, we gave you the tools to conduct manual testing and to make it easy to verify that you’ve fixed the bugs. If on the other hand, you are part of an Agile team which practices exploratory testing (XT), you have the tools to create a rich, actionable bug from an XT session. You can also create a test case to ensure that parts of your XT session can be executed as a formal test case. In Visual Studio 11, we’re bringing all of this technology to Windows Metro style apps using HTML. In this session, we’ll show how you can use Visual Studio 11 to do manual or exploratory testing and file rich, actionable bugs. We will also discuss guidelines for building testable Windows 8 apps.
How do I use XAML to build outstanding apps for Windows Phone, using Visual Studio and Expression Blend? In this session we'll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
We all know that unit and functional testing is a cornerstone of successful app development. In Visual Studio 11, we have enabled developers to use modern, agile techniques for developing and testing their new Metro style apps using XAML. In this talk, we will demonstrate how to apply existing best practices to effectively test your app in this new world. We will use TDD to create and test a Metro style app using XAML using well-known patterns like MVVM and isolation, and will also show how to use our new Native Unit Testing framework to test native code.
by Stephen Toub
The Task Parallel Library (TPL), PLINQ, and Visual Studio 2010 provide managed code developers with a solid foundation for parallelizing loops, queries, and other common constructs in both server and client apps. But that’s only the beginning. In this code-intensive session, learn about what’s next for parallelization with .NET and Visual Studio, diving deep into performance enhancements, new Visual Studio tooling, and new libraries and language support for parallelization and asynchrony.
Most projects start from an existing code base – whether you are enhancing an existing app or rewriting an app to modernize it. In either case, the documentation for the existing system is most likely non-existent, stale or just wrong. The people who wrote the system are no longer available to the new team, which is left trying to understand a system with no starting point. See how Visual Studio 11 gives you that starting point and allows teams to be productive in a fraction of the time it takes today as well as ensuring that you have the tools to document the new work so you don’t end up with the same situation in the future.
13th–16th September 2011