Setting up Video Recording in Microsoft Test and Lab Manager – Vs 2010 Beta 2

I had to set up a new VHD image earlier this week. When it came time to configure the Video Recording capabilities of Microsoft Test and Lab Manager, the instructions online were OK, but a bit lacking. Here are some easy-to-understand (for me, anyway) instructions for enabling Video Recording inside Microsoft Test Runner 2010 Beta…

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WcfTestClient.exe is missing???

If you’re trying out some WCF programming, there’s a nice little WCF test client available for you to use, aptly named WcfTestClient.exe. To run it, the MSDN documentation tells you to navigate to the “%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE” folder. BUT, if you’re running 64-bit Windows, you won’t find it there. You’ll need to look…

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Porting a simple Silverlight game loop to Windows 8 Metro style

The other evening I went on the hunt for a XAML/C#-based example of a game loop. I ran into a couple of OLD blog posts by Mike Snow. Naturally it caught my eye, simply because of his last name. In his posts he described game loop based on Silverlight 2. OK. Silverlight uses XAML, and…

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Can’t make it to a Windows 8 Dev Camp?

. . . But wish you could? You’re in luck! Microsoft is going to be delivering the content via webcasts, beginning TODAY (May 14) at 11:30 AM Eastern. Too late for today’s session. Here is the session list via Jamie. Good lunchtime feasting! (for Eastern Time Zone anyway) [UPDATE: Webcast recordings are being made available. Please see…

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Developer, do your Windows 8 Metro style tiles look like this?

Have all the Metro style apps and samples that you’ve created all gotten a disease of little X’s in the lower right corner of every tile, like an outbreak of the chicken pox? What the …? And if you try to launch one of the apps you created, do you see this screen? “Store     Your…

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Test plan documentation for Microsoft Test Manager plans

Don’t know how I missed this last month, but the test team has created a Power Tool that creates test plan documentation from test plans in Microsoft Test Manager. See http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2010/01/11/test-scribe-test-plan-documentation-for-mtlm-plans.aspx and http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2010/02/26/test-scribe-for-visual-studio-2010-rc-test-plan-document-generation.aspx for more info. Here’s a brief description from the blog: This tool allows users of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 to…

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Yellow card

A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning out the garage, trying to make things look nice and neat. As I was going through boxes of papers and books, I came across a real throwback – my assembly language book and a yellow card from my days at UWF. They somehow followed Pam and me…

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Hyper-V question of the day…

When you tell Hyper-V Manager to “Delete Snapshot Subtree…” how do you know if it’s started doing anything? Or if it’s still doing anything? Or if it’s done doing anything? (I guess that’s more than one question. but they’re all related.) I’m trying to collapse a huge snapshot subtree that I created as I was…

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Chat with the TFS Setup and Admin Team regarding TFS 2010

From Charles Sterling’s blog, a real-time chat with the TFS Setup and Admin team: The Team Foundation Server Setup and Admin team would like to help get you ready for Team Foundation Server Beta2 with a live presentation via live meeting. While the session will focus on getting Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) up and…

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Silverlight game loop – revisited for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 RTM

I finally found the code I created when I ported Mike Snow’s Silverlight snowflake “game” into a Windows 8 C#/XAML “game.”   See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimblizzard/archive/2012/05/21/porting-a-simple-silverlight-game-loop-to-windows-8-metro-style.aspx/ (Yes I had checked my Release Preview-based code into Team Foundation Service, but I couldn’t remember which project I’d put it in. And I’ve rebuilt all my machines onto RTM bits, so…

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