A Tour of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight: focusing on getting started and using it

  The WPF and Silverlight team is serious about getting you started using NET 4/ Visual Studio 2010 Beta2.  To help you with this effort Ted Hu and Mark Wilson-Thomas will be hosting an hour long tour of the designers for two of my favorite technologies the Windows Presentation Foundation(WPF) and  Silverlight – focusing exclusively…


Work Item Query (WIQ) files not opening in Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

Just had one of my friends from the CLR Team(Ashwin Kamath) mention that his WIQ queries were opening in the XML editor in Beta2 of Visual Studio 2010.  (You can see he was looking at the bugs you folks have filed on Http://connect.microsoft.com ). Unfortunately this is the second time i have seen something like…


Setting up Offline help/Docs in Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

  If you were like me you were so excited to install Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 that you didn’t install the documentation initially… Then when you went back to install the docs, the option in the setup dialog was disabled!   Well never fear you CAN install offline docs after the initial installation –and the…


5 Top Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Resources

  As everybody probably already knows Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 has released; that being the case I thought I would pull together the top 5 resources for people getting started.   1.       The Beta2 Page on MSDN 2.       Team Foundation Server Install Guide 3.       Brian Keller’s Channel9 Downloading and Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2…


Inspiration from Doug Seven (not work related)

Our chief marketing dude Doug Seven inspired me with the building of a playhouse for his daughter…firmly believing  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery i decided to also build my daughter a playhouse.  Unfortunately for my daughter, Natasha, it was raining when i started so rather than building ours outside i decided to repurpose…


Office DevCon 09 Oct 31st Nov 1st Brisbane Australia

University of Queensland will continue a 3 year tradition by hosting the very successful Office Devcon 09.  The speaker list looks like a who’s who of Australian MVPS. Very Sorry I am going to miss it!…hopefully you won’t make the same mistake!     Office DevCon 2009 Abel Smith Lecture Theatre Building 23, St. Lucia…


Imaginet and Telerik Introduce Free Team Workload Management Tools

i just saw Imaginet built an entire suite of tools for Managing Team Foundation Server …all built on the Telerik WPF Rad Tools (They look amazing!). Great work to Joel and the rest of the Imaginet team!   TFS Work Item Manager highlights: Work Item grid filtering, grouping, and aggregation Area and Iteration filtering using…


TeamCompanion for Outlook Releases version 2.2 Oct6

I was talking to Adam Cogan Chief Architect for SSW over the weekend about productivity tools and he mentioned:   "We are very happy we found this tool from Ekobit. In fact we could not use TFS work items, if we did not have TeamCompanion for Outlook. It is the best add-in for TFS, let…


MVP TV: Simplifying deployment with the Web Deployment Tool (MSDeploy)

The ONLY MSBuild MVP in the world, Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi, has volunteered to do an MVP TV Session on MSDeploy Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Pacific Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours) https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/join?id=PR7D6Z&role=attend&pw=A5128ML0Y0D MVP TV: Simplifying deployment with the Web Deployment Tool (MSDeploy) Deploying ASP.NET Websites has always been a challenge and different teams have…


TFS Beta2 Setup Chat Postponed until Oct 19th!

Just wanted to let people know the TFS Chat Originally scheduled for Oct 15th needed to be pushed out to Oct 19th… If you missed it the first time the details below: Get ready for Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta2: Chat with the TFS Setup and Admin Team The Team Foundation Server Setup and Admin…