Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting started with PHP, Java, and SQL Server on Linux

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Meet Bhagdev and Andrea Lam, who show us how to get started with programming apps in PHP and Java connecting to SQL Server on Linux. PHP and Java both have open sourced connectors that can be used by applications to connect to SQL Server anywhere (on-premises or in…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Exploring our newest sample app, BikeSharing360

In this episode, Dmitry Lyalin is joined by Erika Ehrli, who shares the BikeSharing360 E2E demo scenario, architecture, and suite of apps used in Connect(); 2016 keynotes. Jump ahead to any of the following demo repo discussions and demos: Demo Scenario – [09:45] Demo Architecture – [13:00] Websites GitHub Repo – [16:35] Microservices GitHub Repo –…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Using the Kanban Board

In this episode, Donovan Brown makes his debut as a co-host. He is joined by Sondra Batbold, who shows the Kanban board in Visual Studio Team Services. She shows how quickly you can customize the board to fit your team and how it is integrated with Microsoft Teams. For more information on the basics of…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Tools for Apache Cordova Updates in Visual Studio

In this episode, I am joined by Jordan Matthiesen, who shows us enhancements to the Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). Jordan shows how quickly you can install Visual Studio 2017 with just the Mobile development with JavaScript workload (less than 10 minutes!). He demonstrates new Ionic templates in Visual Studio 2015. He then shows several new features…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Introducing Windows IoT Core

In this episode, Dmitry Lyalin is joined by Stephen Huang to go over how to get started with Windows 10 IoT Core. Learn the fundamentals such as setting up the OS on an SD card, monitoring your device, using Windows device portal, and running sample code using Visual Studio. They also show off the Intel…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Mads Kristensen Extensions

In this episode, I am joined by Mads Kristensen, who shows us another batch of extensions he has written, all designed to boost developer productivity. Mads shows: File Icons – Adds icons for files that are not recognized by Solution Explorer. Syntax Highlighting Pack – Adds syntax highlighting and snippet support for a wide variety…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio

After 4 years and 184 episodes of this show, I decided it was time to invite others to share the hosting duties with me. In this episode, Dmitry Lyalin is joined by Kevin Cunnane to give an overview of SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for Visual Studio, a fully integrated SQL Server development environment. In…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Using the Desktop Bridge

In this episode, I am joined by Stefan Wick, who shows how to convert a desktop app to a UWP app using the Desktop Bridge. Stefan demonstrates some of the benefits of using the Desktop Bridge, including clean install and uninstall and taking advantage of Windows 10 features including push notifications, Live Tile updates and…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Using Git and GitHub

In this episode, I am joined by Jeremy Foster, who just did a GitHub for Windows users course for Microsoft Virtual Academy. Here, he focuses on how you can use GitHub in both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. Jeremy covers: GitHub Extension for Visual Studio [05:30] Creating and using repos [08:00] Committing changes and…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015

In this episode, I am joined by Adam Driscoll, author of the very popular PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio. This extension is a set of tools for developing and debugging PowerShell scripts and modules in Visual Studio. With this extension, you can edit, run and debug PowerShell scripts while leveraging Visual Studio’s editor and debugging…

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