A Developer's Life

A Developer's Life

Software Development, 42, and everything in between.

Microsoft Connect() // 2015; Year Two!

Last year, Microsoft held it’s first Connect(); event (I wrote about it here). Well, they’re back for another go! If you make use of Microsoft’s development tools and/or any of the open source software that Microsoft has provided (e.g. ASP.NET) then you will want to check out this free, on-line, two-day event! Join us this… (read more)

Window Layouts in Visual Studio 2015

One of the many nice new features in Visual Studio 2015 is custom Window Layouts. For example, on a smaller screen, you might want a simple window layout something like this: There is a minimal number of windows in this layout and the ones that are there are fairly narrow. To save this layout as… (read more)

Team Foundation Build References

As I’ve been working with the new “vNext” version of Microsoft’s build technology, I’ve collected a few links along the way to some useful resources. You can probably find everyone of these links using your favorite search engine but sometimes it’s nice to be able to see them all in one place. That said, here’s… (read more)

Understanding Pools and Queues in VSO

If you have just started making use of the new builds in Visual Studio Online (VSO), or even if you’ve been using them for a while, you might find the new concept of pools and queues a bit confusing – especially if you are used to the relationship between build controllers and agents in Team… (read more)

Visual Studio 2015 RTM-Join the Fun!

As announced last month Visual Studio 2015 will be released (and available for download publically and via MSDN subscriptions) on Monday, July 20th – mere days away! If you would like to learn more about the features being included in Monday’s release then you will want to join Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Final Release Event!… (read more)