New batch of VSTS 2008 VPC’s

Brian Randell has posted a new batch of Visual Studio Team System 2008 VPC’s. As has become my tradition, I’ve updated my earlier blog post with direct links to the files for using a download manager. Please see: A More Reliable and Faster Download Experience for VS2010/ VS08 VPC’s Since VPC’s are usually multi-gigabyte downloads…


LOTS of videos on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0

Wow – I just took inventory of the videos we have already produced on Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 and it’s a bit staggering! If you have some downtime over the holidays and you’re interested in ramping up on some of the great new capabilities coming in Visual Studio 2010 and the…


Announcing 10-4!

I am pleased to announce a new weekly show on Channel 9 where you can learn about what’s coming in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0! https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/ Each week, myself and fellow technical evangelists Drew Robbins, Jonathan Carter and Jason Olson will bring you a new video screencast dedicated at helping you learn…


Helpful links for the Visual Studio 2010 CTP

Today we published a new CTP Virtual PC image of Visual Studio 2010. I hope you enjoy this pre-release as much as I have been! It’s still early since it’s a CTP, but I think it’s our best CTP yet. I think you’ll like the walkthroughs which are included in the VPC image. I’ve authored…


Visual Studio 2010 CTP VPC: Dealing with Activation Messages

Dec 12, 2008 Update: We’re getting very close to the 1/1/2009 expiration date of the CTP, as outlined below in the section entitled “Visual Studio 2010 CTP Expiration.” For the best experience with this release please make sure you follow the steps in that section ASAP to disable your VPC clock synchronization. – Brian This…


Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9

  This week is Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9! Every day this week we will be posting a new batch of Channel 9 videos which highlight various scenarios being enabled by Visual Studio Team System 2010. Bookmark this post which will be updated with links to each day’s videos as they…


New Article: Integrating the Infosys Project Management System with Visual Studio Team System

I am pleased to report that we have just published a whitepaper I wrote which details how the Visual Studio Team System Rangers* team worked with Infosys to integrate Team Foundation Server with their in-house project management system. By integrating the two systems they can allow their project managers using their internal project management system…


Life hack: Permanently delete email with your mobile device

One of my favorite things to do with my mobile device (I use an HTC Dash Smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1) is reading and deleting e-mail in my spare time – while on the bus, waiting for the elevator, walking between meetings, whatever. Real e-mail authoring (anything more than a sentence or two) still needs…


Unplugging for a few weeks…

I’m getting ready to head off on vacation for a few weeks. I’ll be backpacking through Patagonia with some friends. But while I’ll be off the grid for a few weeks, I won’t be without some cool tech gadgets. I just installed the newly free TrueSpace 7.6 on my laptop to play with on the…