VS2015 Update 2 Debugging Fix


Update 9 May 16 - Looks like this patch keeps getting better. The latest build (14.0.25130.0) now integrates with the VS alerts so you will get notified of future updates (via ms) If you need local contextual info while debugging then you will appreciate this KB which fixes the broken Update 2 - KB3151378. Personally I …

GitMonitor


With the explosion of git it seems that keeping track of what is happening across repositories that may span personal, open source and work projects can become a challenge in itself. Perhaps you've subscribed to some sort of bespoke notification system in whatever service is hosting the repositories, maybe it's an email alert, rss feed …

Team Foundation Server Compatibility and Requirements Summary


While Visual Studio Online continues to provide the fastest delivery of new ALM / DevOps features, the majority of users still make use of the on-premises Team Foundation Server (for now at least). Today Microsoft released the next major on-premises version, Team Foundation Server 2015. With any new major version comes a set of new requirements and compatibility …

Managing Agile Open Source Software using Visual Studio Online (MS Press)


I recently had the opportunity to work with some fellow ALM Rangers on putting together a book to share our experiences in working (that's an odd term for our voluntary contributions) with each other and using Visual Studio Online. You can download the book for free from MS Press.

Upgrading to Microsoft Test Manager 2013 (MTM)


It's surprisingly hard to find what you will gain by upgrading to a new version of Microsoft Test Manager. In this blog post we'll cover MTM 2013. You can find MTM 2012 here I've managed to track down some blog posts and received a few links from Microsoft. Below is a summary of what I've found. Please …

Upgrading to Microsoft Test Manager 2012 (MTM)


It's surprisingly hard to find what you will gain by upgrading to a new version of Microsoft Test Manager. In this blog post we'll cover MTM 2012. For MTM 2013 go here. I've managed to track down some blog posts and received a few links from Microsoft. Below is a summary of what I've found. Please …

Community TFS Build Manager 2.12.0.14


We have a new release, 2.12.0.14, available now with all the changes listed below. Export Build DefinitionsSupport was added in 2.12.09 for calling out to the TFS Power Tools to dump the definition to file. There were a few issues with this,    1. It was slow    2. It required you to select your working folder …

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013


Last year Mickey Gousset asked me if I would like to be the Technical Editor for Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013. To be honest, I didn't have the time, but said yes anyway. After all, life's just about re-prioritizing, and this was an opportunity I didn't want to miss. I've done my …

Regular Expression Scratchpad


[ Download ] No new version of this, but in keeping with the trend, this is now open source too. I'll try get an update out soon to simplify it and provide a ClickOnce installer. Feel free to contribute at the project site.   Mike

Line Counter 4


[ Install ] I'm often asked how many lines of code there are in various systems. The problem is that there are many ways to answer that question. Some people care about real code, some only about certain files etc. With that in mind I've updated my pet Line Counter application to take in a …

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