Thinking of getting Visual Studio? Now’s the time…

Any craftsperson wants the best tools to work with.  A painter wants the best brushes.  A musician wants the best instruments.  And after many conversations with Developers and Testers, I know that you want the best tools to code and QA.  Sometimes cost is can be a factor, and to that end, there’s never been…

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Most frequently requested Visual Studio resources

In this post, I share some of my favourite and most requested links for Visual Studio resources. I taught developer courses for a number of years, and there were certain questions and requests that came up on a regular basis. In this post, I’ve compiled some of the most common requests I received from my…

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How do I use HTML5 in Visual Studio 2010?

In this post, I’ll share what I learned about how to get started writing HTML5 code in Visual Studio 2010. HTML5 seems to be everywhere these days! I started trying it myself a few months back and I quickly decided that if possible, I wanted to play with it in Visual Studio. I’ve been working…

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Canada Does Windows Azure: Agile Business Cloud

I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. This is the story of Agile Business Cloud Solutions. Key Points [01:36]…


My love affair with Visual Studio: Error Correction

I have been working with Visual Studio for years, and I’ve found a few tricks along the way that make my coding easier. In this blog post I’ll show one of my favourite time savers the Error Correction feature. When you are writing code for a form or a class as part of a team,…

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Want some tips on Release Management?

Thursday January 19th, 1PM Eastern time is a free webcast discussing the challenges of Release Management and how you can use Visual Studio features to help. Release Management is a tricky business to get right and it’s crucial to the success of a project. There are so many things that need to come together to…

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Building on your Architecture from TechDays

You’ve attended, or plan to attend TechDays. You attend sessions and learn more about Agile, ASP.NET security sessions, IntelliTrace, the Entity Framework, Test Manager and more! Your head is buzzing with thoughts about how can I apply what I’ve seen at TechDays when I get back to the office. How do I share this with…

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What’s Next in Software Delivery?

Come and find out! Sam Guckenheimer, ALM expert, product planner for Visual Studio, and author of “Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback” is coming to Toronto to talk about exactly that: “What’s Next in Software Delivery”, If you are in the Toronto area you can come out for a unique…

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Great Content in the Nations Capital!

TechDays is going to rock Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. But we haven’t forgotten the rest of the country! TechDays is sponsoring a number of events across Canada so even if you can’t make it to TechDays this year, you don’t have to miss out! In Ottawa, Microsoft is a proud sponsor and is even providing…

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