Lots of new and updated information in the August update to the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management section of MSDN. Remember that many of these changes are a direct response to your requests and comments. We welcome your feedback and questions –
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Clint Edmonson, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, posted a video series about how to use the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate visualization and modeling tools in your software development process:
Part 1: Brainstorming a Project
Part 2: Organizing Features Into Use Cases
Part 3: Modeling the Business Domain
Part 4: Capturing Business Workflows
Part 5: Architecting an Application
The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content team, aka the doc writers, prowl the blogs and forums looking for ideas that we can use to clarify our explanations of VS ALM. We also respond to community comments from the MSDN Library wiki and feedback.
Every month (more or less), the MSDN Library is updated with new topics, additions to existing topics, and even the occasional correction. Many of these changes are a direct response to your requests and comments. We welcome your feedback and questions –
I posted a note about managing technical reviews with TFS and SharePoint on my blog in response to BHarry’s post on his blog.
Over the next few weeks, a series of white papers are set to be released that discuss using Visual Studio Team System for developing solutions for SharePoint Products and Technologies. Several of our UE team members were involved in this Ranger project.
For our next release, we’d like your feedback about how we might improve our orientation topics. These topics contain introductory text, followed by links to and brief descriptions of other topics that carry a common theme, and we get frequent feedback that users dislike the current format.
We received word recently that the documentation for moving Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server from one set of hardware to another is not accurate as currently documented on MSDN. We investigated, and discovered that an undocumented change to the functionality of the renameDT command invalidated the steps as they currently exist.
Important: This draft article has been finalized and is now available on MSDN.
Last June I posted a blog entry proposing a new concept called “Scenario Topics”. (See http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsue/archive/2007/06/25/scenario-topics.aspx).
The proposal was to replace orientation topics with scenario topics. Orientation topics are parent topics of a collection of related children topics in the table of contents.