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  • Blog Post: TFS Tidbits–The Atomic Check-In

    In a previous article , I talked about how TFS treats check-ins as atomic transactions. In a nutshell, when the check-in is initiated, Visual Studio will provide TFS with some basic information about the check-in. like the number of files and the work item(s) associated with it. When the transmission...
  • Blog Post: TFS Basics–Changeset

    When I talk to customers about how they keep track of changes of their source code, you may (or may not) be surprised with what I hear. They range from using some source code control management (SCCM) tool to archive files using ZIP or RAR files. Hopefully you're using a SCCM tool. As part of the development...
  • Blog Post: TFS Basics–Branching Visualization

    I've been talking to a lot of customers recently about Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a source code control management (SCCM) tool. Some are coming from Visual SourceSafe while others are coming from other SCCM tools. Regardless of what SCCM tool they're coming from, the subject of branching always...
  • Blog Post: DevOps - Building Healthy Systems with Visual Studio Ultimate

    DevOps, as mentioned in one of my previous articles , is about Developer-Operations. One aspect of DevOps people overlook is about ensuring your building healthy systems. When I was previously responsible for Quality Assurance and Operations Developers, I become really focused on ensuring our team was...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s DevOps Story Just Got Better

    Last week, Microsoft released System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 . Having been an operations manager before, there’s a lot of enhancements that would have made me happy in that former life. What really gets me excited is that this service pack are the features added to the Operations Manager because...
  • Blog Post: Learn how to develop for Windows Phone 8

    With the recent launch of the Windows Phone 8 devices, a lot of customers are asking about what does it take to develop to the new devices. There’s a lot of blog articles and individual sessions throughout Channel 9 ; however, two that I would recommend are the Windows Phone 8 Training Kit and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Programming for Beginners

    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak in Denver at our Visual Studio 2012 Launch Roadshow . If you don’t know what they are, check out my earlier blog post to find out when the next one is. It might be in your area. During one of the Q&A sessions we had, one of the attendees mentioned that they...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Developer Camps are Coming Soon! March - June

    You’ve just downloaded and installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 , you’ve watched the Channel 9 videos , and read all the articles, but you still want more! Then get ready for the upcoming series of Windows 8 Developer Camps ! These are free, full-day , developer focused events...
  • Blog Post: Free Azure/VS 2010 Event in Denver and NYC

    Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in information technology today.  Spend some time with Microsoft to see how your business can benefit from the cloud.  Learn Microsoft’s vision of cloud-computing and experience the Windows Azure cloud platform in-person.  The agenda for the...
  • Blog Post: Updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Available

    In case you missed the announcement, I know I did, we made a new Azure Platform Training Kit available on Dec 23. December Training Kit Contents: Hands On Labs Introduction to Windows Azure Exploring Windows Azure Storage Deploying and Monitoring Applications in Windows Azure Windows Azure: Worker Role...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Teamprise technology

    Today, November 9, 2009, we announced that we’re acquiring Teamprise. Teamprise is both the name of the a company as well as technology that allows non-Visual Studio developers to connect to Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS). As a software developer, there are time when you need to use a development...
  • Blog Post: Free Win7 Developer Boot Camp @ PDC09 in LA

    Whether or not you’re attending to the Microsoft PDC09 in Los Angeles on Nov 17-19, 2009, Microsoft is offering a free (that’s right no cost at all ) Pre-Conference Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp workshop on Nov 16th. This boot camp will feature some of the top Win7 engineers like Mark Russinovich , Landy...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 sales promotions

    In case you’re still on the fence as to whether you want to upgrade your Visual Studio Professional Edition to a Visual Studio Team Edition (Architecture, Development, or Test) or Visual Studio Team Suite, how does saving 30% and 45% off when you step up from Professional Edition with MSDN Premium to...
  • Blog Post: VB Team and Mobile GPS sample

    I recently bought a road bike to get outside more and breath more of the smog filled Southern California air. Being a gadget guy, I’ve been looking at getting a GPS-enabled speedometer, like the Garmin Edge 305 or above . I track my workouts using MapMyRide.com and while using that site, they offer a...
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio 3 for MSDN Premium Subscribers

    With l ast week’s release of Expression Studio 3 , we’ve also made a change to which MSDN Subscribers got Expression Studio with their subscription. Expression Studio 3 is now available to ALL MSDN Premium subscribers. Prior to this last release, only subscribers with Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN...
  • Blog Post: VSTS 2010 Historical Debugging shown on Channel 9

    Brian Keller , Technical Evangelist for VSTS, just published an introduction to the Historical Debugger on Channel 9’s 10-4 Show . The Historical Debugger is a new feature coming in VSTS 2010 that will allow developers to to record what’s happening on a system and replay the output on a development system...
  • Blog Post: Expression 3 is now Live!

    Expression Studio 3 and Expression Web 3 60-day trial editions are now available for download . These tools will enable you design and development more richer looking .NET applications and coupled with Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services, you’ll be able deploy your applications to anyone who has a Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Live Webcast: Brad Abrams on SL3 and .NET RIA Services – July 30, 2009

    The Linked .NET Users Group will have Microsoft Product Unit Manager Brad Abrams giving a live webcast on “ Silverlight ready for business and . NET RIA Services on July 30th at 8:00 PM PT (which means this webcast is going to be pretty late or early depending where you are in the world.) Brad’s description...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Release and Expression 3 Announced

    On Friday, July 10, we released Silverlight 3 to web. Version 3 of Silverlight definitely makes a lot more advances over Silverlight 2 for delivering rich internet applications (RIAs). Check out the Silverlight blog on the announcement its features. Now I say that Expression 3 was announced, not released...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Screencasts

    MVP David Hayden has made available a number of screencasts for ASP.NET MVC that he’s built from a number of presentations held at the Tampa ASP.NET MVC Developer Group . His post on ASP.NET MVC Ajax Helpers Screencast also provides a list of ASP.NET MVC Tutorials (very handy) and ASP.NET MVC Screencasts...
  • Blog Post: Live Webcast: Tim Heuer on RIA and Silverlight 3.0 – July 9, 2009

    The Linked .NET Users Group will have Tim Heuer giving a live webcast on “RIAs and Silverlight 3.0” on July 9th at 10:30 AM PT. Tim is a program manager for Microsoft Silverlight and he’ll be talking about Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and how Silverlight 3.0 will play part in the development. Registration...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and .NET FX 4.0 Training Kit Available

    With the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 this week, a new Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4 Training Kit has also been released. This kit includes 28 presentations, 13 demos, and 16 hands-on labs. Excelsior! Technorati Tags: .NET 4.0 , VS 2010
  • Blog Post: Live Webcast: Scott Guthrie, May 27th, 2009

    The Linked .NET Users Group will have Scott Guthrie giving a live webcast entitled “The Gu talks shop with developers" on May 27th at 11:30 AM PT. Registration Link: http://events.linkedin.com/LIDNUG-ScottGu-talks-shop-developers/pub/60571 Location: LiveMeeting address: https://www.livemeeting.com...
  • Blog Post: Ramp Up Launches 3 ASP.NET Tracks!

    Ramp Up is a free online learning program for developers. Ramp Up recently launched three ASP.NET tracks: Web Development with ASP.NET Move from ASP to ASP.NET Move from PHP to ASP.NET These tracks, along with the other currently offered ones (e.g., Windows Mobile 6, SharePoint for Developers, Visual...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for the Team System Pep Talk?

    Along the same vain as “ I’m a PC ” and the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld ads, Visual Studio Team System now their own set of commercials (online) in the form of Pep Talks . After watching the initial talk, there are a few “game” films that discuss what you need in your “Team System” to work as a team. Things...
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