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…

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…

MSBuild Explorer 3


Way back in 2009 I released MSBuild Explorer 1 to help visualise MSBuild files and, perhaps more useful, to save and execute favourite sequences of targets. It took a long time but eventually I got version 2 out in beta, which looked nothing like what I first showed. In hindsight, calling it a beta was…

2014 Microsoft MVP!


I received great news from Microsoft saying that I have been re-awarded the ALM MVP award for 2014. I’d like to thank all those involved in my nomination and look forward to another successful year working with the MVP family. A fellow MVP who is now joining Microsoft put it greatly in an email to…