Visual Studio Toolbox: Strategies for Adopting New Technologies

This is the fifth in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode, I am joined by Miguel Castro. They discuss how you approach new technologies, and in particular, how you approach the fact that as new techniques become available, there is more…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Bing Developer Assistant Update

Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search. In this episode, I am  joined by Scott Ge and Pravin Indurkar to explore what is new in the Bing Developer Assistant since the last time it was featured on the show. Scott and…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: User Interfaces in WPF

This is the fourth in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode, I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss UI in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and see examples of natural user interfaces, fluid layouts and other things you can do in…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: SQL Server Data Tools

In this episode, I am joined by Scott Klein, host of the Data Exposed show. Scott shows us the SQL Server Data Tools in Visual Studio and demonstrates some scenarios when you can use those rather than leaving Visual Studio and using external tools such as SQL Server Management Studio.

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Connected Services

In this episode, I am joined by Steve Lasker and Merwan Hade, who show us how Visual Studio 2015 makes it much easier to connect to cloud services. The new Connected Services dialog hides much of the complexity involved in connecting to services, blending together Getting Started guidance, with a wizard-based approach for finding relevant…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Modern App Development

This is the third in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode, I am joined by Rocky Lhotka for an in-depth and very engaging conversation on modern app development and how developers should think about building apps in what Rocky calls “the post mobile…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Debugging Improvements in Visual Studio 2015

In this episode, I am joined by Andrew Hall, who shows us improvements to debugging in Visual Studio 2015. He shows enhancements to how you configure breakpoint settings that make it easier to work with breakpoints [01:00], the ability to execute lambda expressions in the Immediate and Watch windows [10:00] and how the C++ debugger can unfreeze…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Using Bing Maps

In this episode, I am joined by Johannes Kebeck, who shows us how easy it is to use Bing Maps in applications. Johannes reviews several features of Bing Maps, demonstrates how you can use the Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0 Interactive SDK to see what JavaScript code you would write to perform a variety of actions…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Load Testing Made Easier

Previously on Visual Studio Toolbox, Chuck Sterling showed how to load test your Web Sites so that you can see how well your software responds to various levels of usage. In this episode, Chuck returns to show that it is now much easier to set up load testing. You can do this right from the Visual Studio Online home…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Prism 5 for WPF

This is the second in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode, I am joined by Brian Noyes, who shows us Prism 5 for WPF. Prism provides guidance designed to help you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy to…

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