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  • Blog Post: Fix for trying to use EnvDTE.Constants in VS2010

    I ran into a problem today while trying to iterate over the files in a ProjectItem as I wanted to look at the item.Kind property and compare it to values in EnvDTE.Constants. Turns out there's something weird going on with VS2010 related to our old friend COM Interop. Thankfully, Misha Shneerson...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (Preview)

    It’s been nearly a year since I posted this: “ Since February, I … have [started] spending my time working more closely with the Visual Studio team and am looking forward to seeing what comes from that collaboration. ” Today, I am finally able to talk about what I’ve been doing since last February...
  • Blog Post: Feature Builder for VS2010 FAQ

    Q: #1 What do I need to have installed to use Feature Builder? A: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition Release Candidate, the Visual Studio SDK for RC Q: #2 What do users need to run my Feature Extension? A: If it is an Ultimate Feature Extension, then VS2010 Ultimate Edition is required...
  • Blog Post: Post #6 - “First-time Experience” with the Arch Tools

    Cameron Skinner, Product Unit Manager, for the Visual Studio “Team Architect” group, has a great blog post about discovering the new modeling tools within Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Check it out!
  • Blog Post: Post #4 – Copying VSIX extensions to the Experimental Instance

    When using Visual Studio Extensions (aka VSIXs), sometimes you may want to use those Extensions when debugging in the Experimental Instance of Visual Studio. However, when installing VSIXs via the Extension Manager or by double clicking on a .vsix file, they are only installed in the main instance. To...
  • Blog Post: Post #3 (a bit delayed)

    While I "fell off the horse" of daily blogging, I'm climbing back on and will still do a post-per-day, it's just that I'm going to do 5 of them today :) Today's post is about the "sticky toolbox" feature you can use with the UML designers. So many times I've been creating a diagram by dragging...
  • Blog Post: Post #2 of NaWriSOMyBloMo (National Write Something On My Blog Month) - Visual Studio 2010 Extensions aka VSIX

    Yesterday I started a personal challenge of writing something on my blog every day this month. Today's hint for Visual Studio 2010 is that it would be very wise to start coming up-to-speed on the new Visual Studio Extension mechanism known as VSIX. You find and manage extensions by selecting the...
  • Blog Post: National Write Something Month...

    All over the world people have taken inspiration from the folks at National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and are creating other types of month-long creative self-challenges (vlogging, etc.) so I'm going start my own and see how well I can join in by declaring National Write...
  • Blog Post: Update on Microsoft Blueprints

    Update to anyone following this entry: We have now released the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (RTM-Preview) which supercedes and, in very many ways, continues on what we were doing with Blueprints. Most of you who read this blog know that for the past 3 years I’ve been driveing...
  • Blog Post: Office Interactive Developer Map: A Very Cool WPF Application

    You've got to check out the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map and it's write up on the Sharepoint Products and Technologies Team Blog . This Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application allows you to drill down to each product and technology and learn about new features, objects, Web...
  • Blog Post: Project Glidepath Installation Video now available

    I just posted a screencast of the Project Glidepath installation process on the www.ProjectGlidepath.net website. If you subscribe to the Project Glidepath Blog you'll get access to a series of audio/video/screen podcasts that are being produced moving forward.
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