ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2

From   ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 is a tooling refresh of Visual Studio 2012 that extends the existing ASP.NET runtime with new features without breaking existing applications. ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 installs in minutes without altering the current ASP.NET run time components. Click the green button to download and install right now….


Visual Studio Tools for Git Announced

In case you missed it, we announced the release of Visual Studio Tools for Git today at the ALM Summit.  You can find the new extension here:   Below are some details verbatim from the extension site:   The Visual Studio Tools for Git is an extension for Team Explorer that provides source control…


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…


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…


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:   Here is what this…


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,…


Kanban for Team Foundation Server

On August 13, 2012, Brian Harry announced that the Team Foundation Service (TFS in the Cloud) now has support for Kanban boards:   Support for on-premise Team Foundation Server 2012 should come with the first update post-RTM.   Here is a video about this new feature:     Kanban Overview For those not familiar…


Team Foundation Server and GIT Integration with Git-tf

            Overview On August 13, 2012, Brian Harry announced our new Team Foundation Server integration with Git.  You can find his post here:   Why did we do it?  Well, Brian himself says it best in his post: “Distributed Version Control (DVCS) has a growing following. It enables a…


Visual Studio 2012 Virtual Launch Event — September 12, 2012

                                  The Visual Studio 2012 Virtual Launch Event is coming September 12!  Make sure to add this free event to your calendar so you can attend.  Just click the Add to Calendar link above to make sure you don’t…


Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 Are Now Available

    On August 15th we announced the availability of, both, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8.    Visual Studio 2012 You can find out more on our Visual Studio from Soma’s blog post here:   For those wanting to get their hands on the goods now here is an excerpt from the post:…