Santa Loves Perf Gains

I’ll be OOF next week for reasons that Scrooge, Santa, and Sephardic Jews everywhere can understand.  First, I have more vacation days than I’m allowed to roll over into 2004. Nobody likes to lose vacation days, right? Second, it’s Christmas (and Hannukah) week. I’ve got trees to fell, carols to sing, MSFT swag to stuff in…


How To: Remove a Project from Source Control in Visual Studio

In a comment to my most recent post, Scott asks, “what is the proper way to remove an item from source control?“  You won’t find an answer to this question in the Visual Studio .NET documentation (vers 2002 or 2003) but you will in VS-Whidbey and beyond because I’m gonna write it as soon as…


Error: Visual Studio project or solution appears to be under source control, but isn’t…

The following question was raised on an aspadvice (product-vsnet) list this morning: “Hey there, I moved a solution over from one dev box to another. The old box was connected to source control, however, the new one is not. Whenever I open up the project on the new box, I get an error stating that it believes…


A Case for Search.Microsoft.Com

I know that Google rocks.  I have the toolbar.  I’m a card-carrying member of the Google API fan club.  I hound their employees for autographs during their annual company SkiFest at Northstar-at-Tahoe. But I’ve often wondered when and how Google might someday let me down.  Today, it happened. Google doesn’t always rock.  In this case, it doesn’t even gravel….


Recommended Whitepapers on ASP.NET, Source Control, and VSS

Develop a disciplined approach to ASP.NET Web project management: Using Visual SourceSafe for ASP.NET—Start to Finish by Paul Sheriff and Michael Krasowski Web Projects and Source Control Integration in Visual Studio .NET by Yours Truly and Martyn Lovell Team Development with Visual Studio .NET and Visual SourceSafe +++++++++++++++Microsoft kann für die Richtigkeit und Vollständigkeit der Inhalte in dieser Newsgroup…


Cool Feedster Feature

One of the PMs on my team emailed this to me today: “Feedster is a search engine for weblogs, as you probably already know. What you might not have noticed is that after performing a search, you can grab an RSS feed to your search query (there is a row of feed links across the…


My New Weblog Address

Check out my new blog at


Response.Write(”Hello Weblogs.ASP.NET”);

Hi there.  I’m Korby Parnell, a programmer/writer on the Visual Studio and Visual SourceSafe team at Microsoft and an émigré from That’s right, I work for a very, very small and not so hard corporation. When I’m not writing documentation, code, or blog posts, you’ll find me gardening, sailing, hiking, or planning (I’m Redmond’s newest planning…


SCCBridge: Free Remote Access Client for VSS

Need to access your VSS projects when you’re not on the company network? Currently, Eric Sink’s company, SourceGear, sells a product called SourceOffSite that provides remote access to VSS databases. The next version of Visual SourceSafe will include a feature that allows you to access your source-controlled projects in Visual Studio over the Internet. If you can’t…


Free Online Source Control, Bug Tracking, and Team Development Tools

If you’re reading my blog–and believe me, you really are–and you’re a software developer or IT professional, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with GotDotNet Workspaces.  If you have no idea what a Workspace is or have never created or joined one, here are a few of their advantages, all free for the taking:…