Starting fresh with the Visual Studio 2012 RTM bits…

Sometimes you can’t do a clean install of the OS and move to Win8 RTM.  One of my machines I’ll be using for an ongoing project it’s in that “perfect” operating mode – except for the RC versions of Visual Studio 2012. The following links provide the upgrade paths as needed (note that with Win8…

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Updated WIF tools for VS2012 RC are out–be safe…

The updated tools for the RC along with the samples are out.  The samples from the prior 1.0 release will still work as well Windows Identity Foundation Tools for Visual Studio 2012 RC – Vibro.NET – Site Home – MSDN Blogs Samples are at the bottom : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbertocci/archive/2012/03/15/windows-identity-foundation-in-the-net-framework-4-5-beta-tools-samples-claims-everywhere.aspx

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Turning off the Visual Studio “Attach to process” security warning…

When you’re urnning under x64 you have to affect 1 addition spot in the registry to disable this warning – which clearly should only be done by folks that know what they’re doing. NOTE: affecting the registry can be harmful – do so at your own risk. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 Windows Registry Editor…

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Updated Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.5) Released

Make sure, for today at least, you navigate to “Downloads” instead of using the quick link on the right side. Summary This document is a collection of items from public blog sites, Microsoft® internal discussion aliases (sanitized) and experiences from various Test Consultants in the Microsoft Services Labs. The idea is to provide quick reference…

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BizTalk 2009 Orchestration Fails to Find References on External Assemblies

If you’re developing BizTalk 2009 solutions (Orchestrations) and you’ve split your schemas out into alternative assemblies (projects) – sometimes you’ll get odd not found issues with some (if not all) of the types in those referenced assemblies.  You can try everything – recompile, de-gac, re-gac, – doesn’t matter. Well there’s a hotfix for this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977428/en-us…

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Performance Testing – Quick Reference Guide – Released up on CodePlex

Why performance test at all right?  Well, physics still plays a role in what we do.  Why not take a better look at your application – need help, well, the Rangers team just released the following to help: The following has both VS2008 & VS2010 content: http://vstt2008qrg.codeplex.com/ Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version…

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Collapse Project as a Visual Studio AddIn.

I’ve taken that macro that’s been passed around for years, and put it into a VS Addin. The following links for the full VS Solution and the MSI installer http://cicoria.com/downloads/VsAuto/CollapseProjectsSln.zip http://cicoria.com/downloads/VsAuto/CollapseProjectsSetup7z.exe

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Visual Web Part Designer in Visual Studio 2010

In the October edition of MSDN Magazine, there’s a great article that does a quick rundown of building a component that can be surfaced as a Web Part via the Gallery and placed in Web Part zones on pages. The article by Steve Fox is here: Steve Fox – Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint…

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