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Storyotypes in Visual Studio 2010

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Storyotypes are stereotypes for user stories that can help to define the right scope for your user stories. You can read more about these in the article Using Storyotypes to Split Bloated XP Stories and these slides. Team Foundation Server 2010 includes a new VSTS for Agile process template close...

January 8, 2010

ALM Development Practices Part 1: An Introduction

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As part of my many assignments, I’m compiling a bunch of Application Lifecycle Management practices into a set of development guidelines for bootstrapping our internal projects using Team Foundation Server. I’ve decided to share these with the community so that others may benefit from it as well....

January 4, 2010

The ups and downs of the final PDC 2009 day

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In addition to the WCF 4.0 session I blogged about earlier, I also attended some more sessions. The first one, Hybrid Cloud Computing with Azure and the Service Bus by Clemens Vasters was quite cool. One of the challenges that you may have if you move only a part of your system to an Azure server...

November 22, 2009

Routing and service discovery in WCF 4.0

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This year, the PDC 2009 lasts only four days (if you include the preconference day) so today I tried to attend as many sessions as possible. It's amazing to see how fast this week passed by. And I don't know how Microsoft does it, but this PDC has been full of novelties and amazing moments (and w...

November 19, 2009

Silverlight, Silverlight, Silverlight…and laptops

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On the second day of the PDC, Scott Guthrie announced the release of the first beta of Silverlight 4. Well, I've been expecting Silverlight to replace WPF as the first-choice for line-of-business apps for a long time, and I was right. The number of new features is overwhelming. Just look at this ...

November 19, 2009