Don’t forget to Connect()!

Heard of Connect()?  If not, you need to know about it!  Mark the date on your calendar:  November 18-19. If you’re not headed to New York to attend in-person, be sure to watch it online!  Join us this year to hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what’s next in our…

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Activating Visual Studio 2013 on an Offline Machine

(File this under “I already know that”, but I get asked this question quite frequently..) Visual Studio 2013 likes to go online every so often to validate that it’s being used by a licensed user.  That’s all well and good, but what if that user is working in a permanently offline environment?  Fear not.  As…

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Woot! Visual Studio 2015 Product Line Announced

I’ll refer you to the official Visual Studio blog post for more details, but just a heads up that the lineup for Visual Studio 2015 was announced this morning! Again, full details on the VS blog, but here are the highlights: Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate are condensing into a single, awesome product.  Meet Visual…

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March Webinars from InCycle Software

Our friends at InCycle Software have some great webinars coming up this month.  Take a look! Webinar March 17th @1pm (PST): Update to Microsoft Development Tools and Platforms in 2015 Join us for a super charged session showcasing the top Visual Studio features that increase developer productivity. Learn first-hand how easy it is take your…

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Come to a CloudFest and Get Started with Azure

  We’ve done quite a few of these around the country so far, and they’ve proven to be very valuable experiences!  Take a look at the schedule below.  I encourage you to attend one in your area – even if your team doesn’t currently have a cloud strategy, it’ll be worth your while! Build, run,…

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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…

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM is available!

Today (August 4th) the Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 was released!  (Download link) So what’s in this thing? I’ll let you read about all the details (including links and videos) on the official notice on the Visual Studio website, but here are the highlights: CodeLens – Now supports Git repositories (more) CodeMaps – Color-coding…

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Jump in the Deep End with Visual Studio "14" CTP

On Soma’s blog, today he announced the availability of the first CTP for Visual Studio “14”, the next major release of Visual Studio. Early?  Yep!  Still kinda exciting?  Definitely! Please note that is a very early build, and is by no means meant to be used in production.  It’s more simply a way to get…

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Already here: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 CTP 1

Yep!  Fresh on the heels of the RTM of VS 2013 Update 2 (I just finished delivering “What’s New” presentations on Update 2 a couple weeks ago), the first CTP for Update 3 is available!  CTP 1 means it’s early, and may not be completely production-ready.  But heck, it’s at least worth checking out! Mary…

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