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Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance Released on Codeplex

Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is now available and is focused on modeling tools. This release includes common usage scenarios, hands on labs, and lessons learnt from the community discussions.

This guidance is created by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, who’ve the mission to provide out of band solutions for missing features or guidance. This content was created with support from Microsoft Product Group, members of Microsoft Consulting Services, MVPs and technical specialists from technology communities around the globe, giving you a real-world view from the field, where the technology has been tested and used.

You can learn about how to architecture your application by either reverse engineering an existing application or starting a new application from scratch. These’re both common challenges that any dev lead or architect faces. The intent is to present you with examples that show how Visual Studio Ultimate’s tools can support you in real world scenarios, and to provide you with practical guidance and checklists, instead of an in-depth tour of the product features.

The content is packaged in separate zip files to give you the choice of selective downloads, but the default download is the first of the listed packages:

  • Common Questions and Scenarios –> Start here
  • Hands-On-Labs (HOLs), including:
    • New Solution Scenario (HOL)
    • Explore an Existing System Scenario (HOL)
    • Creating extensions with the feature extension (HOL)
    • Extensibility Layer Diagrams (HOL)
    • Reusable Architecture (HOL)
    • Validating an Architecture (HOL)
  • Overview and “how to” Videos

In addition you’ll find informative videos in the downloads and the sample source code of the Scenarios Visual Studio Extension Guidance Package, which’s based on the hands-on lab (HOL) “Creating extensions with the feature extension”.

The Visual Studio Extension can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery.

You can download Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance from CodePlex.

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