- Windows Azure: New Virtual Machine, Active Directory, Multi-Factor Auth, Storage, Web Site and Spending Limit Improvements – Scott Guthrie shares the latest announcements of new features on the Windows Azure Platform, including a new high memory low CPU Virtual Machine option, Machine images for Oracle Software, performing management on stopped VMs and much more.
- Measuring Development Trends | Patrick Smacchia – Patrick Smacchia announces the RTM release NDepend 5 his software metrics analysis tool including the new UI and new features surrounding analysing systems over time, measuring and visualising the data over time.
- Reality is an illusion – .NET OSS is hard – Mark Rendle shares some tangential thoughts on the recent Open Source Software for .NET, looking at something he considers to be a factor in why open source on .NET is harder than on other more command line tooling based platforms.
- Test styles and avoiding setup/teardown – Jimmy Bogard discusses testing styles, sharing a number of good resources on the subject, discussing his own preferred style
- "The Ultimate Agile Planning Handbook" Free [email address-ware] eBook from Teleri – Greg Duncan highlights a free e-book on Agile Planning from the folks over at Telerik, a short white paper discussing timeboxing, iterations the backlog and much more.