Visual Studio

It seems another season of previews is upon us

The past couple of weeks have been packed with teasers and updates. But here they go. Visual Studio Update 3: http://www.microsoft.com/en... Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2013 Preview: http://www.microsoft.com/vi... SQL Server 2014 CTP1 : http://technet.microsoft.co... Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview: http://technet.microsoft.co... Windows 8.1 : http://preview.windows.com ......

Tidbits on Installing the SQL Server 2012 BI Tools for VS 2012

As I was installing the newly released tools, and catching up on updates for a new system, I ran into the following situation. When it came to going through the dialog screens to install the new tools, under Installation Type, it came down to two options. Perform a new installation of SQL Server 2012 was one, the other, Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server 2012. I decided to select to Add features (why? well, instinct I guess). And I went forward with that choice through the rest of ......

Someone opened the floodgates at Microsoft

This past week was just massive in the amount of Betas, evaluations, review guides and educational material that were released. We saw Windows 8 come out in a Customer Preview, the same for Windows 8 Server. There are plenty of things to go over and review, but that is a number of posts coming. If you have been using the TFS Preview, then you pretty much had an idea what you would be looking for in TFS coming out and of course the announcement of TFS Express was exciting. Anyhow, here are a couple ......

How to enable and connect to RDP on a Windows Azure Web Role Instance?

We all know there have been some updates to Windows Azure, and one of the biggest I would say is the capability of being able to remote into the “OS level” of the image running a role. And I am not talking about VM Role, I am talking about a Web Role for example. As developers we use Visual Studio, and when we are getting ready to deploy a project, we have the option of enabling this. Here is how: 1. We publish our Project 2. On the Deployment dialog, provide all the details for your account, and ......

Visual Studio Lab Management VHD

Microsoft has released a vhd with Lab Management fully configured. It includes walkthroughs for you to become familiar with the product. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere

If you happen to be working with Eclipse and are wanting integration to Team Foundation Server 2010, Team Explorer Everywhere is available for download. For prerequisites and download go to: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Getting started with the Azure Hosted TFS (aka TFSPreview): Connecting Team Explorer and Visual Studio 2010

The updates are installed, all you want to do now is get connected, authenticated and get going. The first step needed here is to open Visual Studio 2010, once opened then you need to get to Team Explorer. Once there, you will click on the Connect to Team Project button on the toolbar. If you had a connection defined to another TFS environment, this will be adding one more, so you click on Servers… On the next dialog, you will click on Add… Then you will proceed to provide the details of your Team ......

Getting started with the Azure Hosted TFS (aka TFSPreview): Updates for Visual Studio 2010 Tools and such

Once you have configured your online preview, then you can proceed to connect to it using Visual Studio 2010. In order to get Live ID authentication working and such, there is an update you need to apply. This is something that can be accessed through the Administration page, and then clicking on download software. Clicking on that link will take you to the Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server Blog. From this page, you will be able to download the needed component to connect and authenticate ......

SharePoint LOB Development using Visual Studio LightSwitch presentation at MCT Summit

SharePoint LOB Development using Visual Studio LightSwitch View more presentations from Enrique Lima ......

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit

Just in line with the release of the Visual Developer Preview and the availability of the Visual Studio Developer Preview 11 ALM virtual machine, now we have access to the Developer Preview Training kit. Download the Training kit here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Visual Studio 11 ALM VM

A couple of weeks ago as the whirlwind of news was coming from the BUILD Conference, a number of announcements were coming regarding Visual Studio 11 and TFS 11. Brian Keller made links available for the Demo VM, HOLs and Demo Scripts. This information can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bri... ......

Speaking at the MCT Summit in San Francisco, Oct. 19th-21st

As an MCT it is always exciting when I travel to conferences because it becomes a reunion. Well, one more chance this year to make it so, but this time (unlike the last MCT Summit) I am also presenting. Thanks to Chris Harrison (@GeekTrainer) for the gentle nudge! Follow @MCTSummitNA too! The topics I will be presenting are (at least the ones I got confirmation on): Requirements Management: From Vision to Mission to Success Session Level: 300 Team Foundation Server and SharePoint Technologies have ......

Microsoft releases Developer Tools Deployment Planning Services

If your question is, what is this? or perhaps more around … what does this mean? Let me explain a bit about it. Microsoft has been providing this type of services through partners within a given competency to clients that are looking to deploy and implement Microsoft products like SharePoint, Exchange or the strategy behind Windows and Office deployments. The way it works, well you purchase your products and perhaps those products come with Software Assurance and they have training/service credits. ......

Presenting at Evansville .NET Users Group

Evansville .NET Users Group

On August 23rd, 2011, I will be presenting an Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch at the Evansville, Indiana .NET Users Group.

Deck for my SharePoint User Group in Ft. Wayne, IN Presentation

The deck for the presentation that will take place in a couple of hours for SPUFW is now posted online.  It can be accessed here:

 

Videos with the demo will follow.

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