Episode 21 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Training Courses and Kits) is now live

In this short episode to end the year, I highlight the Online Training Courses and Offline Training Kits I and my DPE colleagues produce. I focus on two that I own—one for Visual Studio 2010 and one for Visual Studio 11—and show that you can review the training course material online at MSDN as well as download…

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Episode 20 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Performance Profiling) is now live

In this episode, I show how to use the profiling tools in Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate to identify performance issues in your applications. You’ll see two profiling methods: Sampling and Instrumentation. Sampling collects data on the CPU methods are using. Instrumentation collects data on how much time each method takes to run. Once you know…

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Episode 19 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Project Compatibility in Visual Studio 11) is now live

Backward compatibility of projects and solutions has always been a tricky issue for developers. Previously, if you built a solution in Visual Studio 2008 and opened it in Visual Studio 2010, you were presented with the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard. After running the Wizard, you could open your project in Visual Studio 2010, but you…

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Episode 18 of Visual Studio Toolbox (Telerik JustCode) is now live

There are a number of third-party vendors providing tools you can use to enhance your productivity when developing with Visual Studio. Recently, I sat down with three of them: DevExpress (makers of CodeRush), JetBrains (makers of ReSharper), and Telerik (makers of JustCode). Each had 20 minutes to show how their product can help you write…

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