New Updates Rolling out to Visual Studio Online (VSO)

I’ll let you read about these updates in more detail on the Visual Studio News Page, but there are a couple killer new capabilities rolling out to VSO: Code Editing in the Browser You will now have the ability to manipulate files in version control directly from the browser! When looking at a source file,…


Live Webinar: Leverage Microsoft Azure for Next-Gen App Development

Please check out this upcoming webinar! When:   Starts: December 18, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Time Zone:    (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana Welcome Time:   09:55 AM Registration: Click Here Vineet Arora, Chief Technology Officer, has over 20 years’ experience in the IT Industry. Vineet is Microsoft Azure – certified Architect and Microsoft’s virtual Technical…


Quick Reminder for Windows Phone 7.x Developers

Just passing along this reminder! This is a reminder that effective January 1, 2015, it will no longer be possible to unlock Windows Phone 7.x devices for app testing. We recommend that you unlock your Windows Phone 7.x devices prior to January 1, 2015 in order to continue testing your apps with those devices. Please…


What the What? Why Microsoft is Open Sourcing the .NET Framework

Watch this great video posted on Channel 9 featuring Immo Landwerth and David Kean from the .NET team as they discuss how they’re going to be open sourcing .NET, and why. Click here to view it on the Ch9 site. Enjoy!


First Coding Lesson to my Son: Coding Saves Time

First of all – it’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  The craziness of the fall, combined with some (what I feel was) much-overdue vacation, has dropped of my posting frequency.  I’m hoping to remedy this going forward! So to jump back into things, I want to share a short, at home anecdote about…


Visual Studio & TFS 2013 Update 4 (CTP 1) is Available

Didn’t we just release Update 3?  Brian Harry explains the awesome details of this CTP on his blog post, but below are my highlights. As you’ll see, this update (as of now) is more substantial for TFS: Pull Requests for Git in TFS – This was released to VSO a little bit back, but it’s…


Upcoming Visual Studio Webinars Series

TestHouse and Comparex are running a webinar series in September covering some core topics of the Visual Studio Family.  Take a look below and be sure to register! Visual Studio provides testing tools that help you adopt testing practices such as manual, automated, exploratory, and load testing. Testers can be more productive planning, executing and…


QuickHit Video – Getting Started with Visual Studio Online

I just posted a new video in the series (is it a series yet if there are only two?): QuickHit Video -  Getting Started with Visual Studio Online It’s actually a re-post of a FlashCast video I did earlier in the summer, with a few annotations to catch you up on updates as well. Getting…


Send Email to a Team Room with VSO Service Hooks and Zapier

If you haven’t read up on some of the great work the VSO team is doing around Service Hooks, you should do so now.  It’s a great, easily-consumable, extensible way to integrate VSO with other tools you may use.  Service Hooks can also make VSO even easier to leverage in your organization. In this post,…


VSO is Happy to See You! Project Welcome Pages

The August 18th news article on the Visual Studio site announced a fun new addition to VSO: Project Welcome pages. Think of Welcome pages as documentation, a greeting, or basic contextual information for the Team Project.  You can use a Welcome pages for things like: Describing the purpose/business value of the project. Basic tips and…