Visual Studio 2010 is a huge and complex product. This course explains how projects and solutions are organized, how to use Visual Studio for a variety of common tasks, and how to be productive no matter the language or technology you're targeting. Code-writing features including finding and navigating in code, customizing your settings, and fixing compiler errors are supplemented with coverage of the designers shipped with Visual Studio, some helpful extensions, and productivity boosters like IntelliSense and refactoring.
Kate Gregory is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Current work makes heavy use of .NET and Visual C++ for both web and client development, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Managing, mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking occupy much of her time, but she still writes code every week.