The Case For Agile Over Waterfall

This article came about as the result of a recent trip I made to a customer. I was presenting on TFS and made the, oft repeated, statement that Agile is better than Waterfall. Now I have to admit that I have never really had anyone challenge me on this assumption since most of the people…

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Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available!

  Apologies for the delay on this one. I briefly toyed with the idea of retiring the blog and just letting the posts stand until someone else took up the mantle. After much thought I decided to continue but post as my schedule allows. With that said, it’s time for Visual Studio 2013!!! 🙂  …

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WorkItem Glass

    So in my quest to find new and interesting interfaces for TFS, my buddy Chris Koenig introduced me to this little gem. It’s geared for the non-developer roles who want a nice, friendly look and feel to work items. Check it out for yourself here: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/553FF3AB-F2DB-44D0-B884-1CBDD026212A#     Here is some information verbatim…

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SafeNight: Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Myfriends at Caravan Studios <www.caravanstudios.org>,the newest  division of TechSoup <www.techsoup.org>You can go here for more information: http://www.strikingly.com/safenight#1       Become a member of the community Once you’ve registered with SafeNight, you become a member of the community.  A community who believes that people want to help.  That we can use the resources at our…

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Visual Studio 2013: Cut or Delete the Current Line

You can quickly and easily cut or delete the current line. Just do one of the suggestions below.     Begin any operation by placing your cursor anywhere on the line:   Cut The Current Line Use CTRL + L to cut only the text on the line without the carriage return at the end….

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Visual Studio 2013: Never Cut or Copy a Blank Line Again

Ever cut something then accidentally cut a blank line?  I can’t really think of a good reason to cur or copy a blank line and yet you are still allowed to do it.    The good news is you can keep this from happening by simply going to Tools -> Options -> Text Editor ->…

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Visual Studio 2013: Zooming In and Out of Text in the Editor

This week I thought we would focus on some fun quickies that have been in Visual Studio since at least VS2010. The first one we will look at is simply zooming your text in the editor. The concept is really simple. For example, you may want to go from this:   To this:   Being…

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Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate Available Today!

    Hey Folks 🙂 Wanted to let you know that the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidates were made public today. Here is some guidance and information: Please go to Soma’s blog for the main announcement today. Action Items: – Download Visual Studio 2013 RC   [Update: 9/10/2013] You can…

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VMware or Microsoft?–Did you know that there’s no extra charge?

  My good friend, Kevin Remde, is writing a great series comparing VMWare technology to our Hyper-V offering. His latest post on the cost benefits was very compelling. Here is an excerpt from the post: === So today, for the latest article in our “VMware or Microsoft?” series, I thought I’d address an area that…

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