Registration has opened for the Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2010

The fifth annual Microsoft Architect Insight Conference builds once again on the success of previous years with another line-up of compelling guest speakers ready to share their opinions. The theme of this year’s event will focus on how successful architecture is rapidly becoming a key business differentiator both for today’s architect, and for tomorrow’s. This…


Visual Studio Team System 2010

Woohoo! It’s all going off today!  I can finally start talking about what’s coming next in VSTS Rosario! Check out these links for more information: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview  Visual Studio Team System 2010 Week on Channel 9! And finally we have just announced the merger of the Database and Development…


Visual Studio Events, Microsoft Campus, Reading – 17th & 14th Sept

Hello to anyone who attended one of the Visual Studio Events in Reading over the last couple of weeks.  I promised to upload some links to useful resources, training and the presentation so I will try and get that done by the end of the week. In the meantime I’ve added some links to the…


Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Data.SqlServerCe’

Have you installed the Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR August CTP so that you can target SQL Server 2008 with your Database Projects and found this error message when you create a new project? —————————Microsoft Visual Studio—————————Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Data.SqlServerCe, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91’ or one of its dependencies….


We are Releasing the Source code to the .Net Framework

Yesterday we announced our plans to release some of the source code for the .Net framework. We’ll begin by offering the source code (with source file comments included) for the .NET Base Class Libraries (System, System.IO, System.Collections, System.Configuration, System.Threading, System.Net, System.Security, System.Runtime, System.Text, etc), ASP.NET (System.Web), Windows Forms (System.Windows.Forms), ADO.NET (System.Data), XML (System.Xml), and WPF…


Team System Partner – Testhouse

One of the key challenges involved in bringing Team System to market has been the identification of suitable services partners who can help customers exploit the new functionality contained within the product.   To this end, we have been working with a number of companies who have skills in areas such as Configuration Management, Application…


Want to know more about Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals?

We are running a Live Meeting for customers and partners on the benefits and virtues of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. The meeting will take place on 28 March 2007, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and will be delivered by our VSTS Technical Specialists, Neil Kidd & Richard Erwin. This Live Meeting will…


VS Update for Vista now available

The update to Visual Studio 2005 SP1 for supporting Vista has just been released; you can download it from:   Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Brian harry has blogged an unofficial list of all the work items that he has identified have gone into this release: Neil.


VS2005 Tips and Tricks

I’ve just seen a nice little article detailing some tips and tricks for Visual Studio 2005:   Visual Studio 2005 IDE Tips and Tricks I especially like the Team Settings bit. This shows how you can distribute code formatting rules across your team to ensure that VS is formatting everyone’s code in the same way…