Eye On Earth update

So, we’ve just released an update to Eye On Earth that adds in Birdseye support, the new style Bing Maps navigation controls and also moves the system to the latest release of the Windows Azure SDK.  Check it out http://www.eyeonearth.eu The new Bing Maps style navigation Viewing an air station in Birdseye mode with more…


Microsoft Consulting Services Solutions Development Blog

The practice I belong to in MCS, Solutions Development, has started its own blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/mcsuksoldev (rss). I’ve written several posts for that blog already and thought I’d list them here so as to help drive traffic! Keep your Eye On Earth – Talks about the Eye on Earth project that I led last year…


Installing Visual Studio 2010 RC1 on XP SP3

I came across an interesting issue with VS2010 RC1 on XP SP3 the other day.  I’m on a customer site and it affects all of their machines.  When you tried to install Visual Studio the installed would just crash and exit.  I narrowed this down to Data Execution Prevention (DEP) causing the installer to exit….


Access denied to TFSTemp during a TeamBuild TFS Get operation

If you ever see something like the below Done executing task “Get” — FAILED.Done building target “CoreGet” in project “TFSBuild.proj” — FAILED.Done Building Project “d:\builds\BuildType\TFSBuild.proj” (EndToEndIteration target(s)) — FAILED. Build FAILED. “d:\builds\BuildType\TFSBuild.proj” (EndToEndIteration target) (1) ->(CoreGet target) ->   C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\TeamBuild\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.targets(737,5,737,5): error : d:\builds\Sources\MyBuild\MyProject\MyClass.cs: Access to the path ‘C:\Users\BuildUser\AppData\Local\Temp\TFSTemp\2812{#$@;._}3184’ is denied.     0 Warning(s)   …