A Developer's Life

A Developer's Life

Software Development, 42, and everything in between.

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)

Blog Issues

For anyone that follows my blog at all, you have likely noticed that over the past few days (weeks?) it has been a bit unstable. At first, it was a minor annoyance but it eventually escalated to the point where the site was down more than it was up. I finally contacted my hosting provider… (read more)

Using OneNote for Publishing to WordPress

Recently, Microsoft announced three new OneNote partners – CloudHQ, Equil and WordPress. I find this exciting for the following reasons: I maintain my blog in WordPress I currently use Live Writer to create and publish my posts Live Writer hasn’t seen any love from Microsoft in a long time so I’m happy to see that… (read more)