• Native NuGet Support in TeamCity – Hadi Hariri discusses the new functionality available via plugin which brings native support for NuGet into the JetBrains Team City Continuous Integration server, as previously highlighted by Scot Hanselman at TechEd US.
  • PowerStudio – Ian Davis has been hard at work on PowerStudio, a Visual Studio Extension which brings tight PowerShell integration to Visual Studio 2010, supporting Code Colouring, auto-complete Intellisense, error detection in tokens and expressions, project and file templates, and much more. The Extension is available for free on the Visual Studio Gallery, and full source is available on GitHub.
  • Introduction to MVVM Hands-on-lab – App Development – Site Home – MSDN Blogs – Patrick Danino announces the release of an ‘Introduction to MVVM’ Hands-on-lab, available in Visual Studio Extension form and available via the Visual Studio Gallery. he lab gives a step by step tutorial on taking a traditional event based application and converting it to an MVVM unit tested application.



  • WPUG Manchester – Windows Phone – Tuesday 13th September sees the first meeting of a Manchester (UK) based Windows Phone User Group. The group will be gathering at MadLab in Manchester City centre. The speaker line up for the first event is still awaiting confirmation, but it should prove to be a useful gathering for an North West based WP developers.
  • NxtGenUG – Event ‘Reach Warp speed with Velocity’ – Phil Pursglove will be presenting a session on the AppFabric Distributed Caching (previously known as Velocity) on Tuesday 20th September at the Cambridge NxtGenUG. In the session Phil will explore a variety of use cases for the AppFabric cache to improve the performance of you ASP.NET applications.