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Eric Hammersley <insert impressive list of technology to blog about here> Visual Studio 2005
Visual Source Safe 2005 - Internet Plug-in woes
Yeah, I'm guilty. I tried VSS 2005. To be absolutely honestly I have stayed away from VSS for so many years because I had no interest in losing my projects to corruption. This fear led me to be a Sourcegear Vault user, which by the way is a very nice product. Never the less I figure VSS 2005 must be better than it's previous release, VSS 6, so I decided to give it a shot on a small project. It went pretty well until I stumbled into the Internet Plug-in setup with SSL. VSS 2005, which it seems to ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 9:51 PM

Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition (5-user) RTM on MSDN Downloads

For all you “small-shops” out there with one of the Team Edition MSDN subscription they have posted the RTM of Team Foundation Server.  True to their word they have a workgroup edition for shops w/ 5 or less users.  Check MSDN downloads.

Posted On Saturday, March 18, 2006 9:49 AM

Visual Studio 2005 ACE Award - Thanks Microsoft
I'm not entirely sure what qualified me for this but I received it today. Here's a cut from the e-mail. -- Dear Eric Hammersley, Thank you for being a great contributor to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. You have been nominated to receive the Award for Customer Excellence. This award recognizes your extraordinary contribution to the Visual Studio 2005 product and will be shipped to you without charge. -- I don't know, perhaps everyone got one of these. All I know is that I never win anything. ;-) Thanks ......

Posted On Monday, December 19, 2005 1:48 PM

How to manipulate the new VS/VWD built-in web server
Scott Guthrie posted a great article on “How to Run a Root “/” Site with the VS/VWD 2005 Local Web Server” What I found interesting, and what I wanted to mention is the ability to fire the built-in server by hand. Check out the article and play with the new WebDev.WebServer.EXE. Pretty neat trick. Also found this neat trick over on Robert McLaws blog. “ASP.NET 2.0 Web Server Here Shell Extension”. He has actually set it up so you can right click on a folder and ......

Posted On Thursday, November 24, 2005 8:19 PM

Guidelines in Visual Studio 2002, 2003 and 2005 text editors (Thanks to Channel 9 and Sara Ford)
Ever since I fired up Netbeans for the first time I have wanted the 80 column guideline it has in the text editor window. Sure, there’s a control at the bottom of the text editor window that tells you where your cursor is column wise but honestly, a faint line right up column 80 works best. Of course not everyone likes doing this but I’ve found that my code is the most readable visually and printed if I force breaks at 80 columns, or perhaps 120 columns. Now, thanks to a Channel 9 post ......

Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:02 AM

Missing an item template in Visual Studio 2005? Try this...
NOTE: This is not in reference to Web Templates. In VS2005 Web Projects are created through a different menu item. If you here because you cannot find the web project templates make sure you select New... Web Site from the File menu. Twice I’ve installed Visual Studio 2005 (I use the Software Developer flavor, if that matters) and in the end I’ve been missing an item template or two. Example… I create a new Class Library project, right click the project and choose Add. The dialog ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2005 12:14 PM

Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 is up on MSDN Downloads

Everyone has been talking about it for days.  As of now Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 is available for download from MSDN downloads.

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2005 8:01 PM

Initial Observations - Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite RC1
One of the first places I went was unit testing. I really like what Microsoft has done by pushing the unit testing framework into the IDE and providing the tightly coupled code coverage tools along with it. This is probably my top “most-used” feature of the new Visual Studio 2005 product. First off the namespace of the UnitTesting framework has been changed in RC1 so any testing you’ve written in Beta 2 or earlier will not compile. They have also changed the stub and methods for ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:00 PM

Visual Studio 2005 - Post-RTM updates to be fed from Microsoft Update
Remember the “Check for updates” link in the Visual Studio 2003 installer that never worked? Well, after installing the new Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite RC this morning I decided to click the “Check for Service Releases” link in the installer to see what happened. The link redirected me to the “Microsoft Update” site. Now mind you this is NOT Windows Update but in fact Microsoft’s solution to a unified update site for all Microsoft products. I myself don’t ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:53 PM

Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite RC (Release Candidate) posted on MSDN Downloads

Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite RC1 has been released to MSDN downloads.

NOTE: If you are developing against the Beta 2 Go-Live license you are not covered by this RC. (Read: You’ll have to wait)

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:58 AM

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