Tag | VS 2008 Posts

*Moved to: Using Visual Studio 2008I have been tinkering with VS2008 for a week now, but I had not had time to really look at it. They have made the interface slicker, and faster making the whole experience a little nicer.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
If I were to pick one tool to add to Visual Studio for my day-to-day coding, it would be ReSharper by JetBrains. I have been using the tool since version 2.0 and it is currently in version 3.0. It provides a ton of tips/corrections/advice as you type code. It provides better tooltips, better Intellisense, and extremely better refactoring than what you get out of the box with the default Visual Studio. For those of us out there that grab hold of the latest betas as soon as possible, you might be wondering ...
I've mostly switched to FireFox based upon it's speed and in comparison to IE it's a heck of a lot less clunky. However downloading files is limited, by default to 2 connections per server. Although the general W3C spec on HTTP downloads (or in actuality) 3 simultaneous connections to a server from a client, I feel the need to violate that rule. Thankfully, it's easy to change in FireFox. From the address bar, enter "about:config". Then filter down to you see (or just scroll) to the setting network.http.max-persistent... ...
*Moved to: Blogging about...Well I have had both a busy and a quiet week. My team has been busy doing the application deployment and we finally got it deployed on Friday. It does not work, but it is deployed. I even managed to have time to assist some of my colleagues from the US with a TFS deployment into the companies QA environment. They have been having numerous errors, but ultimately suffered from the old "TFS install failed too many time" syndrome and will require to reinstall both the App ...
*Moved to: Windows Vista Pre-SP1 Performance and Reliability Updates ResultI had spotted these updates last night in a post by Robert McLaws and decided, what the heck, I'll give it a go... I had no trouble installing the updates, but they do take a while and require a reboot, but when Vista started again I could see that it was running faster than the normal fresh boot.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Wow.... wow! What an experience. I saw 22 presentations in round 1 and round 2... 22 presentations in 2 days from students that are so impressive I can't even describe here how impressed I am with them. They presented to small 4-10 people audience including us 4 judges for 20 min with 10 min of Q&A. Nope of them cracked. None of them showed nervousness (although I talked to a few teams after and they where extremely nervous obviously but they didn't show it) and all where amazing. A lot of applications ...
For the one person in the world that is using Visual Studio 2008 and doesn't subscribe to ScottGu's blog you should check this post! Technorati Tags: ScottGu, VS 2008 ...
Bill Reiss has updated his Silverlight Games 101 site to the Alpha 1.1 Refresh and I've re-posted Scott Guthrie's post about VS2008 problems just because it's all good info. Silverlight Games 101 Bill Reiss has updated all his tutorials to Alpha 1.1 refresh, so go get yourself refreshed too ! Fixes for Common VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta2 Issues This has been posted multiple places, but it's all good stuff, so maybe yet another post won't hurt... if you're having troubles with any VS2008 bits, check ...
*Moved to: Microsoft's internal uptake of Team Foundation ServerI am very encouraged by Brain Harry's blog on dogfooding at Microsoft. In my battles to get my company to use Team Foundation Server I recently contacted the manager of the most highly regarded development team in the company. Apart from being initially disheartened by his initial question "Does it run on Unix?" the manager of the team's main reservation was that he is always dubious about a product from Microsoft that they do not use ...
*Moved to: Blogging about...I have not had much time to blog over the last week so I thought I should write this to get my head round what I have been up to. I have been busy at work with documenting deployment procedures and requirements, an application deployment, Managing production applications and reading email. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Michael Washington's updated his DNN/Silverlight Video Player; Scott Guthrie gives kudos to Justin-Josef Angel for his Intellisense for Silverlight plugin; and Andy Beaulieu of "Destroy all Invaders" is up-to-date and talking about issues he's found. Silverlight integration with DotNetNuke I think I may have posted an earlier version of this, but Michael has it up to the latest, and is still the only DNN/Silverlight I've seen floating around, so bears mention. Good write-up and all source! VS 2008 ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Team ExplorerWell, I now have Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit installed on my laptop, but I have just realized that Team Explorer is not provided as part of the installation (same as VS2005). This is irritating as now I need to download Visual Studio 2008 team Foundation Server to get the client out of it. I think that Team Explorer should be included as an optional install for Visual Studio, this would help at work as well as we need to rationalize and package (a ...
*Moved to: Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 on VistaAs you may have seen from my previous post, I have just installed VS2008B2 onto my old work computer, well it is now time to hit my Vista laptop with it: I just tried to install Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit on my Vista laptop, but it failed on the first hurdle; installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
OK so anyone reading this is most likely aware that Visual Studio 2008 beta 2 has been released but you may not be aware that today they have released Silverlight RC1, Silverlight 1.1 tools for VS 2008. Plus MS have released a refresh to Expression Blend. Scott Hanselman's has the best post I have seen and is a one stop shop for all VS 2008 info. Check it out http://www.hanselman.com/bl... UPDATEI should really add for completeness, even though its already ...
*Moved to: Installing Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 on XPThe first problem I have encountered in that in the past I have had various version of Office 2007 beta and other bits and bobs. You will need to remove these to install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. If your install fails on or just after "Microsoft Web Designer Tools" then you probably have this problem. If you download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility you will be able to clean anything that is Office 2007 and beta from you system.Read more...Follow ...
Scott Guthrie earlier today announced the availability of Visual Studio 2008 (Codename Orcas) Beta 2 for download. The downloads available are separate installation disc image for each of VS 2008 editions (including Express), and a couple of more disc images for MSDN library and TFS; also, included separated VPC image for VSTS and TFS. Quote from the download homepage: Installation Disc Images If you prefer to install the software yourself, you can download separate disc images for the following ...
VS2008 Beta 2 & .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 in the wild! If you get past that link, there are a couple links for silverlight list servers, and LiquidBoy continues his iTunes prototyping. Added an excellent post by Scott Guthrie about the raft of releases. Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .NET FX 3.5 Beta 2, and Silverlight 1.0 RC Get ready... VS2008 Beta 2 and .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 is available for d/l. Silverlight 1.0 RC is soon! VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta 2 Released New! ...
While it probably won't have much real impact of Visual Studio 2008, Rico Marianai just recently announced that he is moving into the role of Chief Architect for Visual Studio. A lot of the performance improvements in VS 2008 are a result of Rico's involvement. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the next release ...
Quote from TheServerSide.NET At a partners event in Denver, Microsoft disclosed its plans for formally releasing Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. COO Kevin Turner said the company will launch all these products together at an event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2008 The Official Microsoft Press Statement P.S We are supposed to get VS 2008 Beta2 in few weeks, with Go-Live license according to this ...
There's an early list this Monday: "LiquidBoy' started blogging the building of his proposed iTunes app in Silverlight, and while Nested Master Page support in VS2008 isn't Silverlight, it IS Scott Guthrie! Later arrivals:. Also included a good front-to-back article on creating an Alpha application and deploying via streaming, and Tim Heuer reports the sessions at the VisitMIX site have been updated. Found another -- TetrisLight -- play only, no code Project Silverlight 1.1 - 'iTunes' application ...
My daily Silverlight 'Pick of the Litter' from the web, and sometimes even things NOT Silverlight, I will add on as I come across others Computing Is A Liberal Art: 3 Parts Not Silverlight, but an interesting and not long read. This is part 3, the first two parts are referenced in the first paragraph. How to Construct a Reusable Silverlight ASP.NET User Control Chad Campbell snuck this one under the radar, so I didn't see it until someone on the Silverlight Forum referenced it... good job, Chad! ...
Well, it has been quite some time since I blogged anything or had any spare time BUT I have been inspired for at least the moment. I just returned from TechEd 2007 in Orlando and I must say that it again was well worth the time, effort and price. As always there, I never had less than 10 sessions I wanted to see for every time slot and I do not believe I was disappointed with any that I attended. I would list a few of the best but it would take me hours to create the list! So, the hot topics for ...
I finally have some free time tonight from all of the activities at Tech·Ed 2007, so I wanted to take some time to summarize what I've seen and done so far. To start with, I was able to get a front-row seat for the Keynote on Monday morning. The keynote started out with a short "movie" showing Bob Muglia going back in time with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as "Doc" Brown from the "Back to the Future" movies. The theme to the video was to try and show how Microsoft has sometimes fallen short ...
Well, today began my first visit to Redmond and Microsoft HQ. I was pretty excited to see how sunny it was, how green everything was (man, they have trees everywhere here), and of course to see what it looks like to be in pro-Microsoft territory. Something happens to a city when you cram 35,000 Microsoft employees into 60 or so buildings. It was a pretty awesome experience. I hooked up with a friend on the C# team once I got settled into my hotel. Free wireless access – expected, but still ...