Noah Coad

A Microsoft Program Manager on Visual Studio Platform (and an underground coder, lifehacker, hockey player)
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    Jan 28th - My 28th Birthday

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    Yup, it's 28 yrs as of today. Just thought it'd be fun to drop a quick note on the world that I've survived another year. It's also my grandfather's 78th birthday, Happy Birthday Grandpa! :) What's in a Name? My Mom reminded me that when I was born, she...
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    TFS Work Item Hierarchy

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    Team Foundation Server doesn't natively support work item hierarchy, we all know that. So the question is, how can you create a reasonable workaround to get a work item hierarchy? Of course, all of these techniques require custom reporting, either some...
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    Outlook C# Extensibility: Contacts Without a Photo

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    Gosh I love extensibility. I'd so much rather take the time to write an app to automate a 1min task, if I had to do that task over and over again. MS Office has great extensibility. Here's a quick example of an app to list out all your contacts that don...
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    Real TFS Command Line Help

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    John Lyon-Smith , a developer on my team, put togther this extensive command line help for Team Foundation's TF.exe command. In his own words... After the umpteenth time of typing “tf –?” only to have it launch the MSDN documentation that usually isn...
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    Managing Lots of Work Item Queries

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    At lunch today I was discussing topics to blog about with two peers who are very involved with work item tracking. Dan is the PM of WIs and Jim is the release manager for TFS. Naturally we discussed the aspect of how a blog is one's own personal perspective...
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    Task Management Software (To Do Lists)

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    I'm an action-oriented fella.  I like my lists, particularly if they say "To Do", "Action Items", or some similar verb.  This way what needs to happen next is already partially thought out, you can see at a glance what actions...
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    I've Been Tagged - 5 Things About Me

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    I've been tagged by Jeff Beehler & Jim Lamb , so here's 5 things about me you may have not known... - 1- I grew up on a small farm in Texas. Since I was lactose intolerant, but loved cereal, we had a few goats and I milked one twice a day growing...
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