Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool for Team Foundation Server

      I’m finally happy to announce we have just released the Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool for Team Foundation Server today! http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/867f310a-db30-4228-bbad-7b9af0089282   This tool will make it easier to convert from Source Safe to Team Foundation Server.  I have a lot of customers who want to get off Source Safe and start…

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Visual Studio Team Foundation Service Officially released

  In case you haven’t heard yet, we have announced the RTM of our Team Foundation Service.  Our long-term vision is to have up to 5 users free at all times and then some pricing model for over 5 users.  Currently it is all free to my knowledge.  Here is a blurb from the main…

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Understanding and Setting Up Access to Symbols

    Symbols are vital to the overall debugging effort.  Most of the time we take them for granted since they are auto-generated for our applications but we hit a brick wall when we try to work with something where debug symbols aren’t available.  I thought it would be a good idea to remind folks…

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TFS 2010: What Service Packs and Hotfixes Should I Install?

Grant Holliday wrote a great blog post a while back that I have been meaning to surface to my readers for some time.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2012/01/03/tfs-2010-what-service-packs-and-hotfixes-should-i-install.aspx   Here is the opening paragraph from the post that lays out what Gran is trying to do: === Team…

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IntelliTrace Debugging Deep Dive Session is Available for Download

  Folks, apologies for going dark for a few weeks but I have been heads down in the creation of some new IntelliTrace content.  I’ve put together a set of labs and slide decks that you can use to train yourself and/or train others on how to use this to full advantage.  You can find…

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.NET Framework 4.5 Poster from the Community

  I’ve had a lot of people asking about our famous .NET poster and if there is a version for 4.5 yet.  The answer, to my knowledge, is “no”.  However there IS a really good poster created by Jouni Heikniemi that you can find here: http://www.heikniemi.net/hardcoded/2011/10/whats-new-in-net-framework-4-5-poster/   Grab it and see if you like it…

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Microsoft Internal Usage of TFS: January – June 2012

  I love data!  And, since I am hyper-focused on all things Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, I love data about our internal usage of the products we sell to our customers.  Make no mistake, we are hard-core users of the same technologies we ask you to use.  Case in point is the publishing…

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Videos in Visual Studio 2012

The folks at Channel9 have created some video shorts on how to use many of the cool new features in Visual Studio 2012.  You will most likely encounter links to the videos for the first time when you look at the “How-To Videos” section of the Start Page:   If you want another path to…

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Windows Azure Solution Cookbook

  I started working with Azure almost five years ago and have been very happy to see it evolve and mature.  If you are working with Azure or just learning how to use this offering then you need to start with Clint Edmonson’s “Windows Azure Solution Cookbook” found here: http://www.notsotrivial.net/blog/post/2012/07/02/Windows-Azure-Solution-Cookbook.aspx   Here is what this…

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Upgrading to Visual Studio 2012 RTM

Question: Can you upgrade Visual Studio 2012 RC to Visual Studio 2012 RTM? Short Answer: Yes.   Long Answer I’ve had several folks ask me about upgrading VS2012 RC to RTM recently.  I thought it would be a good idea to review the upgrade paths.   In case you have been living in a cave,…

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