RUNTIME turns 100,000!

Today represents a huge personal milestone. My car reached a 100,000 miles! There is nothing unique or special about my car except the license plate and the Visual Studio logo on the hood. Most of my friends refer to the car as RUNTIME (for obvious reasons). I purchased it when I first joined Microsoft from…


How to install IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 using the Command Line

On Windows Vista, to install IIS 7.0 from the command line, you can use a tool called the Windows Package Manager (Pkgmgr.exe). For example, the command line for installing IIS 7. 0 on Windows Vista might look something like the following depending on how many IIS features you want to install: start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-DirectoryBrowsing;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-HttpRedirect;…


Getting Windows Mobile Device Center to work on Windows Server 2008 R2

When you try to install Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 (drvupdate-amd64.exe) on Windows Server 2008 R2, you’ll probably end up with the following cryptic error message which isn’t very helpful: Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update —————————————— The update could not be installed because at least one Windows component required by Windows Mobile Device Center…


Just released: Patch to make NetCFSvcUtil.exe work on Windows 7 (and other operating systems)

In an earlier blog post, I mentioned that NetCFSvcUtil.exe (available as part of Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework 3.5) is broken on the following operating systems: Window 7 RTM Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Vista SP2 Windows Server 2008 SP2 Specifically, when you try to run NetCFSvcUtil.exe on these operating systems, you might see…


PDC 2009: Developing Quality Software using Visual Studio Team System 2010

Software quality is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. At PDC 2009 this year, there is full day workshop on how to use Visual Studio Team System 2010 to develop high quality software. I’m really excited about this workshop since it covers a lot of the features that my team works…


New VSTS "Pep Talk" Videos

Today, our marketing team released a set of very funny VSTS “pep talk” videos. Here is one of them.   http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/teamsystem/default.mspx?pt_id=690_2   Thanks, HabibH.

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Where to Download "The Goods" for PDC 2008

At last week’s PDC conference, the attendees were given a 160 GB USB External HDD that contains a slew of content which includes a number of SDKs, whitepapers, etc. This content is collectively known as "The Goods". The great news is that most of this content is available for download. Below, I have listed what…

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