Event Summary: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

Visual Studio 2010

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.

Agenda:

  • What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate? by Adil Mughal
  • Application Life cycle Management (ALM) by Jibran Jamshed
  • Refreshment
  • Mastering Debugging in Visual Studio 2010 by Munir Usman
  • Lucky Draw [Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Subscription, Pluralsight  subscription, Microsoft Bag]

    Adil on New IDE ImprovementsThe 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.

    Jibran on ALMThe 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.

    Munir on Debugging in Visual StudioThe 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 Visual Studio 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
    Adil & Munir - Lucky Draw MVP Bag SpottedVS LoadFestVisual Studio Pamphlet

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    In the end, we would like to thank our sponsors without them it would not be possible to organize this event. INETA, Wrox, Pluralsight, DevNext, Fast.NET

    Sponsors

October User Group Meeting on LINQ

We are pleased to announce the October user group meeting on LINQ. This time we have invited two MVPs 🙂 Munir Usman and Adil Mughal to talk on Practical LINQ in C#.

Topic Details:

LINQ is a set of extensions to the .NET Framework that encompass language-integrated query, set, and transform operations. It extends C# and Visual Basic with native language syntax for queries and provides class libraries to take advantage of these capabilities.

Date, Time and Location:

Saturday, 17th October 2009, 3:30 PM at Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi – Pakistan.

Sponsors:

mslogo-1 inetaLogo wrox_4c JetBrains_logo

Following are the tentative event details:
Agenda:

  • Quick overview of C# 3.0 Features
  • Introduction to LINQ
  • LINQ to Objects email-register-btn
  • LINQ to XML
  • Refreshment
  • LINQ to SQL/Entities
  • User Groups in 10 mins
  • Lucky Draw (ReSharper License)

Registration, Fees and Audience:

To participate in the event, all you have to do is to register yourself HERE. The event is free and seats are limited, so hurry up. The targeted audience of the event are industry professionals with some experience of C# and .NET framework, however if you are student and you are about to graduate, we won’t stop you to participate in the event. Please note that you should only register if you really intend to participate otherwise we may not entertain you next time.

About Speakers:

munirMunir Usman is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Visual C# and an active member in Microsoft developer communities in Pakistan. He is an experienced .NET developer and has worked in Banking and Financial sector. He has also been involved in organizing a number of technical conferences, seminars, workshops and programming competitions. He is also leading a .Net user group, FAST.net and has spoken at many technical events. His blog url is http://munir.wordpress.com/

adilDP Adil Mughal is working as Development Executive at Telenor Pakistan. He is Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and also Microsoft Certified Professional. He is leading International .NET Association (INETA) user groups, “Emerging .NET Devs” and “DevNext”. He is also author of few articles at CodeProject.com. Being active community contributor, he often participates as speaker in different events. He frequently does blogging at http://www.AdilMughal.com

About Emerging .NET Devs

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