Visual Studio 2013 – My 3 favourite new code editor features

Every version of Visual Studio seems to improve and integrate new ways of interacting in the code editor to improve and smooth the process of inputting and refactoring code. Some of the new code editing features. Here are 3 of my favourite 2013 code editing improvements: 1)     Auto Brace Completion Another feature (like my previous post)…


Visual Studio 2013 – Enhanced Scrollbar

When a Visual Studio edition releases much work is undertaken with the Visual Studio Productivity Tools to experiment and try new features that may be broadly useful to developers to incorporate into the Visual Studio product. One such new feature that falls in this category is the enhanced scrollbars that have now been incorporated into…


Provisioning a Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview machine in Azure

One of the great scenarios enabled by Windows Azure is the fast provisioning of virtual machines and environments being used for is for training and evaluation instances of software and solutions. If you have followed my recent posts (Making the most of free Azure benefits with MSDN & Getting setup on Azure with MSDN benefits) then…


Step-by-step: Getting setup on Azure with your MSDN benefits

In my last blog post I started to talk about Azure benefits being included with MSDN along with some scenarios where customers are using these benefits to accelerate development, improve quality and reduce costs. If you missed the post you will find it here (https://aka.ms/Liai7g). This article aims to build on this by taking you…


Making the most of your free Azure benefits with MSDN

MSDN has recently seen some significant changes with regards to Azure benefits that were unveiled over the course of the recent Build and Tech Ed conferences. These changes incorporate a level of Azure benefits into all levels of MSDN allowing friction and cost free use of Azure for development and testing scenarios. There are many…


Well, I like Team Foundation Server and I like Git, but which is better?

With apologies to Harry Hill, we won’t be having a fight to find out because choosing between Git and Team Foundation Server (TFS) is no longer mutually exclusive. Version control is probably the single most important piece of the development environment after the IDE itself, essential for teams and I’d argue extremely valuable even for…

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