Surface RT–My First Impressions

As a technical evangelist for Microsoft, I do a lot of traveling to visit customers to talk about our technology. I often have more than one device with me in order to access corporate and personal email, do technical presentations/demonstrations, and to keep me entertained when I’m either on the plane or hotel room. As…


InCycle Software Online Events in January

DevOps (Development-Operations) is getting a lot of buzz as of late yet the need to get this under control has been around for years. With that said, here are some upcoming webcasts from InCycle Software on how Visual Studio 2012 supports DevOps. Simply click on the date to register for the webcast. DevOps Series No….


Learn how to develop for Windows Phone 8

With the recent launch of the Windows Phone 8 devices, a lot of customers are asking about what does it take to develop to the new devices. There’s a lot of blog articles and individual sessions throughout Channel 9; however, two that I would recommend are the Windows Phone 8 Training Kit and Windows Phone…


VS 2012 TFS Monitoring Management Pack is now available!

A lot of operations folks I come across love the fact that TFS (Team Foundation Server) doesn’t require a full time administer to keep tabs on the environment, configuration, etc. With that said, the usually follow-up that statement with this question: “if no one is babysitting it all the time, what’s the best way to…


Now Available – Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

This is certainly an exciting time at Microsoft. Just a few months again, we launched Visual Studio and .NET 4.5 to the world. At the same time, we also launched Windows 8 to the world. And since then, we’ve be releasing new versions of every current version of software we make (SharePoint, Office, Project, Visio,…


Northwest Cadence Webcasts and Training Events

  Northwest Cadence is excited to provide you with FREE webcast events around Visual Studio 2012!  There are also a variety of training offerings available. Be sure to register to reserve your (virtual) seat! Refactoring Without Fear: Architecture in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate Nov. 28 Agile Development @Scale with Microsoft TFS Nov.29 A Lap Around…


Attend a Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you

Attend a free Developer Workshop and create your first-to-market app. There’s never been a better time to build apps and games. With over 630 million licenses sold worldwide, Windows 8 represents the single biggest developer opportunity to date. Hardware manufacturers are introducing new devices, and millions of consumers are expected to upgrade. Here’s your chance…


Test Manager Tip: Screen Capture Menus and Drop-Downs

As a tester, more times than not you need to prove to the developer that just because the application compiled and worked on their machine, its not working in the Test Environment (or even the Dev Environment for that matter). Depending on the application, some times testers will right test cases to verify that menus…


It’s Alive! Team Foundation Services that is.

At last year’s //Build conference, we announced the preview of Team Foundation Services hosted on Windows Azure. For about 6 months, the only way to get on the services was if you were given a registration code from someone from Microsoft. Then we removed the registration restriction and made it available for everyone. Since its…


Content from “The New Era of Work” Los Angeles Launch Event

THANK YOU for every who attended the “The New Era of Work” Launch Event in Los Angeles and a special THANK YOU for those who attended my sessions. I appreciate your attention, feedback, and interaction! For those of you who are interested in the slides, I’ve posted my content here: In one of the…