Cleaning /removing attachments from Test Cases in TFS.

Today the Visual Studio Test team released the “Test Attachment Cleaner” powertool on Visual Studio Gallery today!!!   In Visual Studio 2010 a downside of the data rich diagnostic data capture of Microsoft Test Manager is that the system/user generated diagnostic data, over a period of time, can grow at a rapid pace and start…


Managing Projects Using Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Webcast Dec 3rd 9AM PST

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Scrum 1.0, which is a new Team Foundation Server process template that enacts Scrum. Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management and agile software development. It was designed from the ground up specifically for Scrum teams, including features that map 1:1 with Scrum. Dec 3rd 9am PST…

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Visual Studio 2010 Test Edition Webcast Dec 14th 11am PST

Join Richard Hundhausen and Charles Sterling for a drill-down into the new testing features and capabilities of Visual Studio 2010: • Defining acceptance criteria • Managing test cases • Creating test plans, test suites, and test configurations • Creating and running a manual test • Collecting diagnostic (system impact) data during a test run •…

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Changing the viewport of a listbox in WPF

One of the nice thing about the WPF controls is the ability for them to mimic almost anything….In my case I wanted to recreate an old Winform sample of a NASDAQ sales status board…Which required a grid to draw different colors, show new items being added – but do it with out scrollbars…Turns out the…

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Free C++ Application Lifecycle Management Presentation by Hundhausen and Donis Marshall (11/4/2010)

Richard Hundhausen and Donis Marshall (President of DebugLive) are offering a free online presentation on Application Lifecycle Management for C++ Teams. If you know of any C++ teams considering/using TFS or tuning their ALM practices please feel free to forward them this meeting information   Session Agenda · Application Lifecycle Management · Team Foundation Server…


ALM Summit Nov 16th-18th

Was talking to Keith Pleas (Long time friend) and he mentioned there are still seats left to the Microsoft ALM Summit. So if you are an ALM practitioner, lead, or manager who is passionate about mastering your craft, you should register now to attend the ALM Summit, November 16-18th at the Microsoft Conference Center in…


Free Threading and Parallelism/C++ Course from Intel

  Free 1-Day Course on Parallelism and Threading Learn directly from Intel and Microsoft when you attend this free one-day course on parallelism and threading. This is a great opportunity to learn about threading your applications for multi-core platforms. This course is targeted for Windows C++ developers using Microsoft Visual Studio. Familiarity with threads is…

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Big Enhancements to our documentation: Now with a Version Selector!

Want to give a shout out to our doc team!  In addition to taking a departure by including lots of screen shots with their latest updates (this is very hard due to localization issues) the team has gone through and meta tagged the docs by version and given us a selector- great job guys!  …


Longfin Tuna fishing Washington

This summer i decided my mission in life would be to become proficient at fishing for Longfin Tuna. While the weather gods have not been exactly kind I have had a couple of successful trips and have caught a bunch of fish. So what did a learn? 1. Cedar plugs are (not) the "Bomb"? 2….