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  • Blog Post: ALM for SharePoint Apps – Understanding Provider Hosted App Publishing

    This post shows how to create a publishing profile for provider-hosted apps and use them as part of the build process. Overview This is part 4 in a series on ALM for SharePoint 2013 apps. Part 1 - ALM for SharePoint Apps: Configuring a TFS Build Server with Team Foundation Service Part 2 - ALM for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: ALM for SharePoint Apps: Customizing the Build Process with a Custom Workflow Activity

    This post shows how to create a custom customize the build process for provider-hosted apps with a custom workflow activity that will update the appmanifest.xml file for a provider-hosted app to point to different web servers. Overview This is part 3 in a series on ALM for SharePoint Apps. Part 1 - ALM...
  • Blog Post: How I Became a SharePoint 2010 MCM

    I recently attained the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 certification.  I have long wanted to write about the experience, but honestly didn’t know how to begin.  After quite a few conversations with friends and colleagues, I thought I would share some insight about the process...
  • Blog Post: What is a Dedicated Support Engineer?

    For the past 7 years, I worked in Developer Platform Evangelism to talk to customers about the latest and greatest technologies that Microsoft would soon be releasing, and worked to gain early adopters of the technologies.  This was a very fun job, but I desired a change.  This past July, I...
  • Blog Post: Got Oracle? You Want to Read This!!!

    For the past 18 months, a few members of our team have been begging working to convince the data team at Microsoft to help support Oracle as a database schema provider for Visual Studio.  I just got the COOLEST email in my inbox that I am happy to share! Quest Software and the Visual Studio product...
  • Blog Post: Deck from SharePointPro 2010 Summit – Developer Best Practices

    Thanks to everyone who attended the SharePoint 2010 Developer Best Practices talk at the SharePointPro 2010 Summit and Expo conference.  As promised, the deck has been uploaded.  Get it here . http://cid-09d5ededfee6c24b.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Presentations/SPPro%20SharePoint%20Development...
  • Blog Post: 2 Coolest Things: Boot to VHD, and TFS Basic

    This is an email that I sent to my co-workers, and decided that it's something I should share with the masses. I've been doing the same job for almost 6 years, not a whole lot gets me jazzed about technology these days. This past week, I had 2 moments where I sat up in my seat and gave thanks to the...
  • Blog Post: I Need Your Help Planning for SharePoint Training

    It's time to submit our FY09 plans, and I am looking for your help. I've got a lot of really cool stuff to share with you around SharePoint this year (Enterprise Social Computing, integrating .NET 3.5 and Silverlight, creating solutions with SharePoint and Office 2007, integrating SharePoint and BI,...
  • Blog Post: Joe DeCarlo on the Microsoft Certified Architect Program

    I had the opportunity to interview a good friend, Joe DeCarlo, about the Microsoft Certified Architect program. Joe is an Architect at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, and came from a deep developer background. In this interview, we discuss the MCA program, its goals and requirements, and we also discuss...
  • Blog Post: Thanks to Lexis Nexis!

    We are about to start a great day showing technologies like .NET 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and SharePoint technologies. I thought I'd be proactive and post the materials beforehand. Make sure to check out Rob Cameron's blog for additional information. Just about everything shown today came from the VS2008...
  • Blog Post: Agile Architecture with Don Browning and Peter Provost

    Way back in November 2007, I visited Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia for an on-site event focused around .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. At the end of the event, I was able to corner a few of my friends for podcast interviews. This is the first in that series where I interview Don Browning,...
  • Blog Post: Debug JavaScript in JSP or PHP Pages with Visual Studio 2008

    I am simply amazed at the JavaScript debugging with Visual Studio 2008. The really cool part is that it is able to debug the JavaScript from PHP and JSP pages just as easily as it can with ASP.NET. Think about it... you aren't debugging the server-side stuff at all, you are just debugging client-side...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Domain Specific Languages

    I am just getting started with the DSL Toolkit. Admittedly, DSL has seemed like a black art, because it was hard to figure out all the interim releases and CTPs. The goal of this series of blogs is to walk you through my experience of learning to create DSLs using the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. This is...
  • Blog Post: Presentation Tip: Show Visual Studio Full Screen

    Hopefully you have read Hanselman's list of presentation tools . This tip could very well make it to that list. Admittedly, I didn't figure this one out. I am lucky enough to be taking training this week from Ted Pattison , and I picked up this little trick. In Visual Studio 2005, right-click in the...
  • Blog Post: How to Install That Huge Visual Studio “Orcas” File

    Roger Jennings went through the pain so that you don't have to. Go to his blog to read how to install that huge 5.32 GB ISO image for "Orcas" (hint: you most likely won't be able to burn it to a physical DVD).
  • Blog Post: Launch event: Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals

    Register quickly at http://teams-deliver.com , as this event is sure to fill up quickly. Atlanta GA 11/30 Boston MA 12/14 Chicago IL 12/12 Cincinnati OH 12/07 Dallas TX 12/13 Denver CO 12/13 Detroit MI 12/05 Ft. Lauderdale FL 12/12 Houston TX 12/14 Los Angeles CA 12/07 Milwaukee...
  • Blog Post: Team System FAQs: What happens when the trial expires? Where is Team Suite? How do I upgrade? Partners?

    Some frequently asked questions from the MSDN Forums , answered by Ajay Sudan, Product Manager for Visual Studio Team System... Q: I am an MSDN Universal Subscriber; why can't I see any of the role-based products or Team Suite in the MSDN Subscriber Downloads Center? A: You have not yet submitted a transition...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Foundation Team Starts a Blog

    http://blogs.msdn.com/vs2005news/archive/2004/12/17/323701.aspx
  • Blog Post: First Preview of DSL Tools Workbench Available

    This should greatly clarify in everyone's minds what this DSL thing everyone has been talking about really means. And welcome to blogging, Jochen .
  • Blog Post: VSTS: The error code is 26403

    If you have experienced an error installing Team Foundation Server, receiving an error containing the code 26403, see this post for a suggested resolution. http://blogs.msdn.com/AskBurton/archive/2004/10/12/241435.aspx
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