Ultimate Guide to Visual Studio 2010 Resources

by on November 16, 2010

This is a collection of links to resources for Visual Studio 2010 that I find myself always emailing to people when they ask for something.

VS2010Websites & Portals

Visual Studio Portal – Essential resources for users new to Visual Studio 2010.

MSDN Developer Portal – Resources for learning how to use Visual studio to create desktop, Web, Cloud, and phone applications.

Team Foundation Server – Essential resources on how to automate and streamline the software delivery process for all team members.

Application Lifecycle Management – Guidance for managing the development process from design to deployment.

 

Training & Labs

Ramp Up – A free, online community-based learning program that will help you build professional development skills. Join ramp Up (it’s free!), click on a track, and help jump start your career.

Beginner Developer Learning Center – Find your path to success in a centralized learning environment that is specifically targeted to beginner programmers. The rich array of content starts with the very basics and guides you through each step of the process to become a full-fledged developer. When you’re ready, become a Champion and show off your project.

Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit – Presentations, hands-on labs, and demos designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies.

How Do I Videos – Videos designed for Visual Studio 2010 developers from novice to professional. This set of short videos will help guide you through common scenarios, features, and functionalities.

MSDN Virtual Hands-On Labs – Quickly evaluate or learn how to build great applications for Windows and the Web through a series of FREE guided, hands-on labs which can be completed in 90 minutes or less.

Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – This guide shows you how to make the most of TFS. It starts with the end in mind, but shows you how to incrementally adopt TFS within your organization.

 

Downloads & Samples

Visual Studio Downloads – Download a wide range of Visual Studio materials including frameworks, feature packs, service packs, templates, add-ins, and sample code.

Visual Studio Add-In Gallery – Quick access to tools, controls, and templates to help you get the most out of Visual Studio, You can browse, subscribe to feeds, and share your extensions with the Visual Studio development community.

Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework – A free centralized code sample library provided by the Microsoft Community team. Each sample is elaborately selected, composed, and documented to demonstrate one frequently-asked, tested, or used coding scenario. Sample code is provided in three popular programming languages (C#, VB.NET, C++).

 

Blogs

Active blogs by Visual Studio product team members and other affiliates: