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Visual Studio 2015 is going to be a huge change for both windows and non-windows developers. Thanks to a new/refreshing/cool/awesome change of attitude, Microsoft is embracing the winning tools in the development space and is building them into the next version of Visual Studio.

The open sourcing of .NET Core 5 and ASP.NET 5 along with the release of the free Visual Studio Community Edition and the release of Windows 10 for all devices makes for some very exciting times ahead.

Watch as Adam gives you a tour and expands your development horizons. This session is guaranteed to make you even more productive and highlight why Visual Studio is still the best IDE for developing software.

What’s new in VS 2015 and ALM 2015:

  • All the best features from .NET versions
  • The cool stuff in Application Insights
  • New tracing and debugging features in VS2015 – Code Lens, Intellitrace, PerfTips
  • Middle Tier testing – Smart Unit Tests
  • Roslyn – the new C# compiler
  • New C# Language features
  • The big game changer – Windows 10
  • Shared Projects vs Portable Class Libraries (PCLs)
  • Mobile Development Tools – Hybrid (Cordova), Native and Cross Platform (Xamarin)
  • Visual Studio Community and open source .NET 5 Core
  • ASP.NET 5 (was vNext) – New architecture and tools (AngularJS, Bower, Grunt, NPM …)
  • The power of K
  • Azure Deployment Slots – Continuous Integration, Testing in Production
  • Front end testing frameworks for JavaScript

Have you upgraded to VS2015?

About the speakers

About the speakers

Mr Visual Studio

Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET, SharePoint and CRM solutions (with a splash of Business Intelligence). At SSW, Adam has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, engineering, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Worley Parsons and Aurecon.

At SSW, Adam enjoys working with the teams, improving their usage of Scrum and TFS, reviewing the architecture of large .NET projects, while also taking an active interest in the overall User Experience (UX).

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