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Just playing around with some jQuery. Pretty cool stuff :) Metro-Bootstrap: http://talkslab.github.io/m... Overscroll: http://www.azoffdesign.com/... Dashboard Demo Apps App 1 App 2 App 3 App 4 App 5 App 6 App 7 App 8 App 9 App 10 App 11 App 12 App 13 App 14 Tweet ......

If your team is currently on TFS 2010 and you're looking for an awesome reason to upgrade to TFS 2012, check this video out. Incorporating code reviews into the Visual Studio IDE will take your code quality and risk assessment to a whole new level. Everyone benefits from this. Good code reviewing results in clean code, happy software engineers, satisfied ......

I've been contacted by a ton of people since Cory and I rolled out our Visual Studio Extensions asking if I could publish the source code to them. A large majority of the responses and feedback have been positive. It's awesome to see the development community using them! We haven't had time to maintain them but hopefully all our new friends that have ......

Over the weekend my team and I attended Code PaLOUsa here in Louisville, KY. It's an awesome event and it really brought together the IT community around the area. I'm pretty proud to say that my new employer Zirmed pitched in to help sponsor the event. It was great reuniting with all my old co-workers! Lots of familiar faces and I was very happy to ......

The future of SQL Server Management Studio looks pretty promising. I downloaded SQL Server Denali CTP 3 the other day and was really happy to see that they've finally implemented dockable windows. I always find myself trying to drag the tabs out of SSMS 2008 to my 2nd monitor. Check it out if you get the chance. Just wanted to spread the word ......

The other day at work I came across a handy little block of SQL code from Jeremiah Clark's blog. It's pretty simple logic but through the mind of a C# developer making some quick DB updates, seems to me that it's more likely to end up writing out the code in Solution 1 instead of Solution 2 below to solve the problem. Basically, I needed to check and ......

A little while back we published the Search Work Items for TFS 2010 extension in the Visual Studio Gallery. Noah Coad recently added Cory and I as Developers on the existing Search Work Items CodePlex project. Over the weekend I uploaded the new source code containing our Visual Studio and TFS 2010 updates. Feel free to check out the source code. You ......

So I was reading through Cameron Skinners blog the other day and came across his post about the "Copy As Path" context menu option in Windows Explorer. Turns out this menu option is hidden unless you right click on a file while holding the shift key. It also turns out that this feature has been around for a while and I'm just now catching up :) I thought ......

A few months ago Visual Studio 2010 RTM was released. My friend Cory and I noticed a few features that would really come in handy but were not included in the release. After learning how to write extensions, we decided to create a few of our own. We used all of them locally for a while. Around April/May we decided to publish them to the Visual Studio ......

If you're using Visual Studio 2010 as your IDE I'm sure you've heard that Microsoft just released an update to their Productivity Power Tools extension a couple days ago. If you haven't installed this yet, go do it now! It's packed with tools that will help you when programming in VS 2010. The best tool out of the set is called Solution Navigator. It's ......

A few days ago I was reading up on some WCF technology called Peer Channel. It looked pretty cool so I decided to try it out. I was pretty shocked to find out how easy it was to build a chat messaging service using this this stuff. I was able to run a chat client on my computer, a chat client on my friends computer, and the WCF Chat service on a server. ......

I released another new extension to the Visual Studio Gallery again today called Work Item Visualizer for TFS 2010. I've only heard positive things about it so far, hopefully it stays that way :) Basically, it creates a diagram of all work items linked to a work item ID which the user specifies in a search box. This extension was coded using DGML (the ......

A few months ago I was constantly using Visual Studio 2008 with Team Foundation Server 2008. Searching for work items with queries inside Visual Studio became a pain until I found an add in that simplified it into one little search box in the IDE. It allowed me to enter some text in, hit the enter key, and it would bring back a list (aka open a .wiq ......

Normally I don't stray too far from Programming and TFS on my blog posts but I'm just really impressed with how much Silverlight has improved Bing maps. I use to be big on MapQuest, then hopped over to Google, but now the new Bing Maps have everything I need. The two coolest features are right on the main page. All you have to do is go to http://www.bing.com/maps/ex... ......

We've been working with the Visual Studio 2010 SDK and the TFS 2010 SDK a lot recently to create new Visual Studio Extensions. You can find these extensions in the Visual Studio Gallery. If you're a developer/programmer, you should check it out, they have some pretty cool tools out there. I'd be surprised if you told me you went there and couldn't find ......

I read a blog the other day about the /nosplash switch in Visual Studio. Apparently, it's been around a while and I'm a little late on finding out about it. I figured I'd share it for those of you that come across this and didn't know about it as well. Basically all it does is turn off the Visual Studio splash screen which speeds up initial startup ......

Jennifer Marsman (Microsoft Evangelist) and Cameron Skinner (Microsoft Visual Studio Product Unit Manager) recently stopped by our office while they were passing through Louisville on their tour to give us a presentation on the new Visual Studio 2010 Modeling and Architecture Tools. I checked out these new features when Visual Studio 2010 Beta versions ......

If your team has recently upgraded to Visual Studio 2010, take a second to check out the new Extension Manager. You can use it to browse through or install tons of tools, controls, or templates from the Visual Studio Gallery. My friend, Cory Cissell, and I recently teamed up and created an extension of our own called "Collapse Solution". It adds an ......

We recently had Stephen Toub, a Senior Program Manager on the Parallel Computing Platform team at Microsoft, swing by our office and walked us through some really cool ways to start implementing parallel programming using Visual Studio 2010 and the 4.0 Framework. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this, it was one of the best presentations ......

Team Foundation Server allows you to see who has what file checked out at any time. If you would like to see a list of files that any TFS User has checked out, follow the steps below: Open Visual Studio 2008 > Click File > Source Control > Find In Source Control > Status Select "Display all checked out" or "Display files checked out to" ......

If you ever need to undelete a file/folder in TFS, here's how you can do it. I found a couple of people who didn't know this feature existed so I figured I'd throw a blog up about it. Open Visual Studio > Click Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Check Show deleted items in the Source Control Explorer, ......

For Visual Studio 2010 / TFS 2010 please see: http://geekswithblogs.net/M... In one of our meetings the other day a few developers on our team asked if there was an Auto Shelve feature in TFS to shelve their pending changes automatically each night. I couldn't find anything in ......

If you're accessing work items in Team Foundation Server from the Visual Studio IDE, you will end up using this plugin more than you might think. I'm surprised they only have 3194 downloads. It basically does exactly what it says. You can either type in a work item ID to immediately bring up the work item, or type in text to search through work items ......

If you're a big search junkie, check out this site: http://www.bing-vs-google.c... It's the best comparision tool that I've seen out there so far that will really let you see the differences between the two huge search giants in the industry. Developers love tools :) ......

Using TFS and Team Build to deploy to Development, Integration, QA, Stage, Pre Production, or any other testing servers you have can be quite a bit of a challenge sometimes. I haven't really found a lot of documentation or best practices out there for it either. There are plenty of ways to move the files across each environment. I'm going to try this ......

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