Layer Validation in Visual Studio architecture modeling tools may result in excessive size of user’s temporary folder

When you perform Layer Validation using the tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, especially when Layer Validation is part of a Build process, you may find excessive growth of the user’s temporary folder due to caching of binary assemblies. This issue does not affect final release… Read more

“Reference could not be resolved” error when validating your architecture using Visual Studio architecture modeling tools

When you validate your application architecture in Visual Studio using the modeling tools available from the Architecture menu in Enterprise versions of Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, you may see an error message that the primary reference could not be resolved, and the validation will not proceed. This issue does not affect Visual Studio 2015…. Read more

Visual Studio 2012 – Update 2 RTM!

Visual Studio Updates are a mechanism we are using to provide ongoing value throughout the year to our Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes. Today we are excited to announce… Read more

How to fix “TF400898: An Internal Error Occurred.” on your Kanban board in TFS 2012 Update 2

Kanban customizable columns was made publicly available in VS Update 2. You can read the release notes for an overview of the feature itself, and you can read an in-depth article to understand what happens under the hood. If you have an on premises installation of TFS, you might see the following error on the… Read more

ALM Rangers ship guidance for Microsoft Fakes, TFS Disaster Avoidance and updates to two other guides

We are pleased to announce that we have shipped two new exciting projects introducing practical guidance on the use of Microsoft Fakes and for Team Foundation Server (TFS) disaster recovery avoidance, planning and step-step recovery walkthroughs for the worst case scenarios. New Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes v1 eBookcontaining practical guidance for migrating to… Read more

Dungeons and Dragons Process Template

At various events, including TechEd 2012, Gregg and I have talked on customizing the Agile Planning Tools. The talk shows you can customize to Agile Planning Tools to fit any process, and to prove that we have created a Process Template that is completely different from anything we ship. Because we get the request so… Read more

Debugging Unhandled Exceptions in a SharePoint App with Visual Studio using IntelliTrace

Following on from our last blog post on IntelliTrace enhancements for SharePoint, in this blog post we’ll talk about how the new analysis section for SharePoint can help you find the source of issues faster. The New Analysis Section IntelliTrace is very good at providing a lot of data to you for debugging, but there… Read more

Getting Started with Git in Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service

By Matthew Mitrik (MS), Andy Lewis, and Martin Woodward Today we announced the availability of Git for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service. In this post, we’ll walk through the new experiences. Get set up: Get the free service, and then you can use it with any Git client tools you want, including Visual Studio…. Read more

Debugging SharePoint Apps with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio

  In this post we’ll explore how to use IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate Update 2 to debug custom Web Parts in a SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010  application. First we’ll summarize SharePoint’s use of correlation IDs and the IntelliTrace enhancements in VS2012 Update 2, and then we’ll dive into a walkthrough.   SharePoint’s Unified Logging… Read more

Introducing SharePoint Emulators

The Visual Studio team is pleased to announce availability of Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Emulators. Unit testing for SharePoint code is difficult. Ideally you would like to isolate code under test from the surrounding SharePoint framework. Isolation frameworks, such as Microsoft Fakes, can enable this code isolation. Unfortunately, as anyone who has followed this path… Read more