THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING VISUAL STUDIO 2010 ULTIMATE LOADFEST!
4th December 2010, we had another exciting event “Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest”. The event was held at FAST- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi. We would like to thank all the organizers, speakers, participants and volunteers for making this event successful. Especially to our speakers Adil Ahmed Mughal, Jibran Jamshed and Munir Usman for their valuable time and attention to this event.
What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate? by Adil Mughal
Application Life cycle Management (ALM) by Jibran Jamshed
Mastering Debugging in Visual Studio 2010 by Munir Usman
Lucky Draw [Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Subscription, Pluralsight subscription, Microsoft Bag]
The first session focused more on the new features in Visual Studio 2010 IDE. The speaker started discussion on the New Project Dialog improvements and Start Page customization in Visual Studio 2010 then moving towards Core IDE improvements that includes WPF based editor, easy code navigation, improved IntelliSense, column selection, call hierarchy etc.
Adil then talked about how Visual Studio supports “Test Driven Development” and Code Focused development approach. Then ASP.NET improvements such as ASP.NET/HTML mark up snippets, Cleaner HTML, automatic HTML encoding were discussed. Finally, Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) was discussed and some powerful/highly rated extensions such as Productivity Power Tools, Power commands etc were demonstrated to the audience.
The second session was about application life cycle management with major focus on Team Foundation Server 2010.
Jibran highlighted the issues faced by software development teams in the overall application life cycle and how Team Foundation Server (TFS), along with its numerous features and integration with other tools, can address those issues. He also demonstrated creating new team projects, selecting MSF process, code version control, work items and test cases execution against those work items in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and TFS.
The third session was on mastering debugging in Visual Studio 2010. The speaker started discussion from basic debugging, such as usage of debugging points, stack trace, immediate window etc, to advance debugging features offered by Visual Studio such as conditional debugging, hit count, filter, macros, data tips, debug labels etc.
In the end the Munir talked about the historical debugger (IntelliTrace) in VS 2010 ultimate and demonstrated how useful this feature is for developers.
In the end goodies were distributed via lucky draw. Following were the winners:
Sheeraz Sheikh – Winner of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscription
Winner of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscription
Fahad Khan – Winner of 1 Month of free training of Pluralsight on-demand
Hassan Zahid – Winner of 1 Month of free training of Pluralsight on-demand